One of the greatest American contradictions is, “more is better.” We know it is not. We know, “a greater variety of choices actually makes us feel worse.” Schwartz, Barry. The Paradox of Choice, pp122-3. It’s why the best retailers, merchandisers, and marketers all seek to reduce your options. Choose this one – is the message at the heart (…)
We need to talk about belief when it comes to the things you want. You can want something very much, but if you believe, sincerely, you aren’t worthy or capable of it – it’s game over before we’ve even started.
Why advice to say silent or speak up is wrong – this is what’s really happening on Thanksgiving.
A few years ago my friend David went to an event in Manhattan where Malcolm Gladwell was speaking. Gladwell presented some theories on the mortgage lending crisis in that way only Gladwell can – a captivating story that borders on conspiracy theory, but appears to be founded on research and investigative journalism. The audience was (…)
On those days when you feel like a hack, don’t listen to your thoughts.
If all you’re getting is praise, you’re not being loud enough. If you want to get to the top, you have to disappoint some people.
So, I’m rereading Positioning by Al and Jack. And I have a new plan to save America. We bombard the DNC with this book. We send each front runner candidate 400 copies. We highlight the specific sections they should pay attention to and add sticky notes for emphasis. Then, we put this line from page eight on (…)
AMENITY LOUNGE SATURDAY 1-4PM Just a friendly reminder we will be having a birthday party for our son in the amenity lounge on Saturday from 1-4PM. We know the space can’t be reserved, so we hope this doesn’t interfere with anyone’s plans! Thanks so much! If this opener made you want to vomit in your (…)