What’s Another Word for No?

What’s Another Word for No?

I think my life has an inverse relationship with the writers and the members of the editorial staff at Harvard Business Review (HBR). Here’s why: As I get older, HBR’s writers and editorial personnel seem to get younger. As I get more mature, more things...
Don’t Let the Door Hit You ….

Don’t Let the Door Hit You ….

I was holding out hope, however faint or desperate, that Harvard Business Review (HBR) would take the summer off. No such luck. I don’t really know how HBR manages to stockpile so much of the self-evident and otherwise boneheaded stuff it insists on throwing at...
Know Your Audience

Know Your Audience

The title of this post is the first rule of communication. It’s also sometimes the hardest to remember, especially if you’re an inveterate practical joker. When my sons were growing up, I played innumerable jokes on them, concocted stories, said crazy...
It’s Contagious!

It’s Contagious!

I haven’t seen any official announcements yet. But recent evidence indicates Harvard Business Review (HBR) and The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) may be joining forces. At the very least, WSJ seems to have caught whatever inanity has been plaguing HBR for years,...