I recently overheard a marketer asking the question, How should I be leveraging coronavirus in my marketing? Now, before we start a chorus of "This is why we can't have nice things," I want to clarify that I actually have no problem with this question. It's not asking questions that's usually the problem -- it's the failure to ask before … [Read more...] about A few thoughts on business, community, and COVID-19
Recently I wrote about where writer's voice comes from. I talked about that combination of experiences that leads each of us to have something unique to say. Your voice rises up out of all of your experiences. And the more you write, the stronger your writing voice gets. It's important to spend plenty of time just figuring yourself out, and … [Read more...] about The Art and Craft of Writing, Part 2: Practices to Improve our Craft
Ever heard this story? A man is walking along a beach where thousands of starfish have been washed onto the sand. He sees another man, scooping and bending, then hurling something out to sea again and again. When he catches up, he sees that the man is throwing marooned starfish into the water. “There are too many to save,” said the first man. … [Read more...] about Compassionate Selfishness
The actor Vince Pastore, whose character name on The Sopranos has taken on an unfortunate irony, bowed out of this season's Celebrity Apprentice because he didn't like the pettiness, the ugliness and the relentless bickering. Trump was apparently rather nonplussed at this. "Every morning I wake up and go to war," he said with visible … [Read more...] about Are You a Wimp or a Warrior?