Trust Everybody, But Cut the Cards*

Trust Everybody, But Cut the Cards*

A gentleman named Venky Ramachandran (“I design context for the Future of Work”) wrote a LinkedIn post recently that made it easy enough to imagine he’ll soon be designing the context for his the Future of his own Work, since he had the courage (or...
5 More Skills That Innovative Leaders Have in Common

5 More Skills That Innovative Leaders Have in Common

With no fanfare of any sort, the venerable Harvard Business Review (HBR) has published the first in a series of brain teasers, word puzzles designed to look like articles, containing syntactical dead ends, grammatical errors, and logical non sequiturs. The purpose of...
Reliable Idiots

Reliable Idiots

When I was in my teens, Brent Musburger was on CBS covering the NFL. During one such telecast, my father told me Musburger was an idiot. I took Dad at his word and remained skeptical. In the 1980s, I was watching a college football game with my sons, both of whom are...
Crowded Lines

Crowded Lines

Recently, for the first time in nearly 30 years, I heard the song, “Don’t Dream It’s Over“, by the Australian band, Crowded House. (The band comprised Paul Hester, Nick Seymour, and the Finn brothers — Neil, Tim, and Dorsal.) Along with a...
Unnatural Abilities

Unnatural Abilities

Fast Company, in a magnanimous attempt to help David Hoffeld sell his book on selling (why did he need the help?), published this article — “Your Brain Can Do More Than You Think It Can, Says Science“. Hoffeld is (according to his profile on Amazon)...