What a Bad Date Can Teach You about Telling a Compelling Brand Story * By this time most of us know it’s not enough to have a terrific brand: we need a compelling brand story. But what do you do if—as you’re telling your… Read More
How Can You Get Investors to Do More than Nibble—How Can You Get them to Bite? As you can see, my husband is an avid fisherman. As a vegetarian, I’m more focused on having him throw back what he catches, but I do understand the thrill… Read More
It’s Not Fair!!! How to Go from Whining to Winning I was recently presented with 3 different work scenarios, each requiring a playbook to get from whining to winning. The people who received them found them effective so I thought… Read More
What do Porn and Bad Pitch/Cover Letters Have in Common? More than You Think The nature of my business is such that I have multiple email inboxes. The consequence of that is that one is always, inevitably, in the midst of a spam porn… Read More
Always Clap When the Song Ends – You Might Not Get an Encore Usually, when someone says, “Boy, do I have a crazy story for you….” it doesn’t end up being that kooky. I think you’ll agree this one is: Last week my… Read More
The Love You Take = The Love You Make As The Beatles so aptly pointed out, “And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make.” What’s had me thinking about this line in… Read More
Coffee in the Clouds—It’s a Podcast! Hello, hello, This past week, I was lucky enough to connect with the gentleman pictured above, Thomas Capone. Tom is the CEO of the New York Distance Learning Association. Among… Read More
Beware “The Narcissism of Small Differences” I became aware of Freud’s concept of the narcissism of small differences while reading Curtis Sittenfeld’s, story “Show, Don’t Tell” in The New Yorker. (As we all learned from watching… Read More
Regardless of Your Political Persuasion, Here’s What was Useful About Mr. Comey’s Testimony Like many of you, I have been known to suffer from l’esprit de l’escalier: an ability to think of the perfect response only after I’ve left the situation. And, like… Read More
Get Up in Your Own Business Yes, that’s me in the photo and no it’s not terribly comfortable. Why am I sending this to you today? Because what happens on the mat often informs what happens… Read More