My professional life plays out on two extremes. In the morning, I record audiobooks. In the evening, I am the PA announcer for a baseball team. There could not be a more vivid study in contrasts.
One of the smartest things a person can say is, "I don't know how to do _____ and I'm going to call someone who does." It beats the crap out of saying, "I don't know how to do _______ and I'm going to poke around for hours (or days) and end up with a final [...]
I just finished reading Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird. Or, should I say, I just finished having Sissy Spacek read it to me? I love books. Always have. Some of my earliest memories are of a bookshelf in the basement apartment my folks rented in San Francisco. The bottom shelf was where my books were. I [...]
Clarity in conversation–written and verbal–is something I see as a way of reducing confusion and improving outcomes. If conversation clarity is something you'd like to tackle, here's an exercise that will help you get started:
Compared to the hilarious and widely popular "I'm a Mac" commercials of a few years back, this one seems rather tame.
Because things are so automated these days, it is too easy for us to pound thoughts into our keyboards, without really thinking about them. And, just like hot-house tomatoes, our end-product suffers for lack of time to ripen.