When I don’t have the right words to express how I feel about events in our world, I turn to the soundtrack of my youth for inspiration. That soundtrack may have played a long time ago, but it still has a lot to offer: Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On. John Lennon & Plastic Ono Band’s […]Read More Peace, Love, and Rock ‘n’ Roll
My mother wasn’t a politician or public health expert, but she had strong opinions based on her experience surviving the depression as a child. She knew, on a gut level – literally and figuratively – what hunger did to people. She must be horrified now, looking down from Heaven, to see long lines of people […]Read More What I Learned from Mom About Pandemics
Once upon a time, I had to learn how to make a video. It was important, so I spent a few minutes with a very helpful guy at the Apple store, learning the ins and outs of iMovie. (If you know me, you know I never RTFM. I’m that kind of techie…) So technically speaking, […]Read More Leading Into the Light
I still do a lot of speaking, and sometimes I recycle words, phrases, and even sentences I’ve used before. So, in preparation for a private event, I was looking for a speech I gave a long time ago and found this instead. It seems timely for now and right here. It was taken from a […]Read More Still Speaking Up – and Out
There was a bit of kerfuffle over Woodstock 50, which even Michael Lang and Sir Richard Branson couldn’t fix, so here we are, a couple of weeks after the three days of the original peace and music event, and there hasn’t been an anniversary event to truly commemorate those days as they really were. And […]Read More Fifty Years Later, Still Rocking
If you’re starting here, you might want to roll back a couple of episodes for the full context, but all my thinking about how the Internet of Things, the Future of Work, and Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll all interrelate started with a DisrupTV guest spot, during which hosts Ray Wang and Vala Afshar […]Read More The Future of Work: Fact or Fantasy?
I guested on DisrupTV a few weeks ago, with the always amazing Ray Wang – @rwang0 to his zillions of Twitter fans, and the equally futuristic Vala Afshar, aka @ValaAfshar. Their podcasts live here. This wasn’t our first pony ride, so I knew they’d want to know what I was up to and what I’d want […]Read More IoT, FoW, Sex, Drug Alternatives and Rock & Roll – and Podcasting
I love getting a question that my immediate reaction to is probably not what the asker is expecting. This one is my favorite Quora questions to date… First, an explanation for those who don’t know where the term ‘ghosting’ comes from. (Don’t feel bad, I didn’t know what it was till way after I was […]Read More Do bad bosses and employers deserve to be ghosted by employees?
I get accused of making pronouncements a lot, but I’m okay with that, because the accusation is so often followed by a plaintive sigh, quickly followed by ‘if I had only done what you said…’ Then I get told a sad, and thoroughly unnecessary, tale of miscommunication, misdirection, and just plain misery. That’s the frustrating […]Read More The Ten Commandments of Coaching
No one *needs* to be a leader. And even less so if your main job is to get your people to actually accomplish something, in which case, you are a manager. Here’s how to be a great manager: Figure out the best way to get where you’re supposed to go. Figure out the tasks that […]Read More Does Every Manager Need to be a Leader?