Monthly Archives: June 2010

Why we need Toastmasters

Ever been in a meeting that lasted forever? Ever listen to someone drone on forever while you count heads bobbing up and down?  I’m sure we all have in our corporate careers.  The lack of meeting focus, structure, and leadership.  The … Continue reading

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A guitar virtuoso

I enjoy playing the guitar but must admit I am not very good at it.  What I really enjoy, however, is watching others play guitar who are really good at it.  I totally delight in witnessing musical excellence and mastery of a … Continue reading

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Doing the right thing

Jeans maker Levi Strauss will launch a new ad campaign in July called Go Forth that will feature the residents and workers of Braddock Pennsylvania, a small town in dire straits after decades of economic decline.  Levi Strauss executives plan to donate more than a million … Continue reading

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Top 5 things I’ve learned from my job search

It’s been a year searching for employment.  Here are my top 5 lessons I have learned thus far.  Take it for what it’s worth. Networking. Networking. Networking.-  This is a no brainer.  If you think sitting in front of a computer all … Continue reading

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Is Russia ready to join the high tech world?

Today, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and a small entourage of Russian investors and cabinet level officials toured several premiere Silicon Valley companies in hopes of developing a similar tech center in Russia.  Unlike previous older Russian leaders, Medvedev, 44, seems very comfortable and in touch with technology … Continue reading

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The mayonnaise jar

A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him.  When the class began, wordlessly, he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and started to fill it with golf balls.  He then … Continue reading

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We’re all to blame for this mess

As British Petroleum’s Chief Tony Hayward sits on the hot seat before congress, more information is rapidly coming to light about questionable company decisions designed to be cost-effective at the expense of safety.  Sure, accidents will happen, but in my opinion, no “what if…” … Continue reading

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Raising the bar

Tomorrow in Washington DC, there will be a briefing on Capital Hill to address the need for public schools to expect higher standards for students with intellectual disabilities.  This session will be hosted by Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) of the House Education and Labor … Continue reading

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57 channels and nothing’s on

Woody Allen once had a great line from his 1977 movie Annie Hall: “they don’t throw their garbage away, they turn it into television shows”.  I think Woody had it right; television sure aint what it used to be.  Every year brings … Continue reading

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A football coach for the ages

Every once in a while, I meet someone who makes a tremendous impact on my life.  Someone I think about when the trials and tribulations of life come calling.  Someone who helps me put my life into a proper perspective.  One of those … Continue reading

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