Think Big. Execute Small.
October 15, 2015
One of my favorite quirky movies is Wordplay, which focuses on the man most associated with crossword puzzles, New York Times puzzle editor Will Shortz. In the film, there is a short clip with Bill Clinton speaking about crossword puzzles themselves and as a way to address large, complex issues. Using crossword puzzles as an … Continue reading Think Big. Execute Small.
Stop Using the Smartphone. Start Using the Phone Smarter.
October 19, 2015
Not so many years ago, my son asked me why we “dial” the phone. Of course he did – he’s never dialed a phone in his life. Someday, he might be asked by his child, “Why do we say we “talk ” on the phone?” He and his peers (and most of you under a … Continue reading Stop Using the Smartphone. Start Using the Phone Smarter.
Sometimes “No” is the right answer
November 25, 2015
Recent events have me re-reading William Ury’s “The Power of a Positive No.”, published in 2007. Ury co-founded Harvard’s Program on Negotiation and is currently a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Harvard Negotiation Project, so I’m inclined to listen up when he has something to say. Ury posits that the best agreements represent each party’s … Continue reading Sometimes “No” is the right answer