The Devoted

The other week, my friend Joe and his band The Devoted played a gig downtown and released their first album titled A Coming of Rage. While standing there, I was struck again by how similar the art and business worlds … READ ON >

Your Inner Moonlight

“Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness.” – Allen Ginsberg I want to go on a vacation and do nothing. No itinerary. No sights. No adventures, events or obligations – however pleasant – to distract or interfere with me. … READ ON >

The Glory Details

There’s a concept within the Experience Economy called ING the Thing. It gets this title from the practice of developing an experience-directed mindset. Stay with me on this one. The first step in developing this mindset is to think in … READ ON >

The Best Time To Start …

I became a father for the first time at 36 and then again when I was 41. I waited until I thought it was the right time, and of course, the right time never came. I just got older. While … READ ON >

High Voltage Communication

“Consciousness begins when brains acquire the power, the simple power I must add, of telling a story.” — Antonio Damasio  “We are not thinking machines that feel, we are feeling machines that think.” — Antonio Damasio   A hat tip … READ ON >

Think And Think And Think (And Think Some More)

We all believe in the myth of the eureka moment – when some fantastic idea hits us out of the blue in the middle of the night, sending us scrambling for a piece of paper and ink to capture it … READ ON >


“How genuine can I be with my clients?” This was an absolutely fantastic question that a client asked me yesterday and after some further dialogue, we discovered that the word GENUINE was really better described by AUTHENTIC. When we then … READ ON >

… But This Bed Is Just Right

“Burnout is nature’s way of telling you, you’ve been going through the motions your soul has departed.” – Sam Keen   I went to my cabin for the weekend with two friends and we did nothing but sleep and read. … READ ON >

R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Find Out What It Means

Whether we’re at the top of the pecking order at work (a somewhat small number) or further down the chain, being respected by peers, managers and others is something we all want. As much as we might wish otherwise, we … READ ON >

How To Be A Genius

“In the minds of geniuses, we find – once more – our own neglected thoughts.” Ralph Waldo Emerson   Being a genius is a choice. It’s not what you think about, it’s how you think about it. Geniuses take what … READ ON >