Succeeding With DIMWITs

Succeeding With DIMWITs

While surfing LinkedIn the other day, I noticed an article about organizational transformation. (Good luck with that.) The profile of the author indicated he was responsible for innovation. The first thing that crossed my mind was that being responsible for innovation...
The Long, Painful Death of PowerPoint

The Long, Painful Death of PowerPoint

It finally happened: In a recent Discovery Session with a new client, the client said, “We need you to create new presentation materials for us. But we don’t want you to use PowerPoint.” I don’t know what unnerved the client more — the fact that I wept openly or that,...
Shootout At the InsurTech Corral

Shootout At the InsurTech Corral

If you have any doubts at all that insurtech is The New Thing, The Next Big Thing, The Already Big Thing, and The Ultimate Bomb-Diggity, look no further than this post from Finextra, pubished just this past May: “Report questions value of insurtech despite...
The Pre-Paleo Diet

The Pre-Paleo Diet

If you don’t believe in God — or if you harbor any doubts whatsoever that he loves us — doubt no more: “The Saddest Leafy Green: America never really liked kale”: Since about 2011, when Gwyneth Paltrow taught the world how to make kale chips on the...
Eastern Equine Encephalitis and Other Viruses

Eastern Equine Encephalitis and Other Viruses

In the town in which we live — South Windsor, Connecticut — mosquitoes tested positive last week for Eastern Equine Encephalitis, otherwise know as Triple E or EEE. This is timely but not accidental, of course, coming as it does after Connecticut’s deleriously...
A Pain in The Ass

A Pain in The Ass

Author’s Note: Every word of this story is true. No morons were hurt in the making of the story told here, except yours truly. I’m all right now. Thank you. I once had a client (who shall remain nameless), whose wife (who also shall remain nameless) worked in the...