In 2008, I read Presentation Zen by Garr Reynolds. Essentially, it is about making slideshow presentations more powerful, more focused, more interesting and more effective. (I think this book should be mandatory for all students and business presenters.) It is also about the value of simplicity. Simplicity is not easy, but it is powerful and … Read more
I read something recently that stirred me. It was in a book called The Affluenza Antidote about raising children to be good people in spite of affluence. It said that due to a breakdown of traditional values: Fewer people are … running for public office. That resonated with me. I thought back to the 2008 election. … Read more
So, when I told my father that I was going to study art in college, I didn’t get the reaction many of my peers did. Thankfully, my father did not react by immediately orchestrating an intervention. He probably didn’t consider my decision particularly wise, or think that it would offer advantages under the trials of … Read more
Banks got a bailout when they acted irresponsibly, but they aren’t passing that cushion on to consumers, they are slamming them with everything they’ve got.
So, last night I went to a reunion for my high school art class. It wasn’t a reunion for my graduating class or the whole high school, just for an art class that was meaningful to most of us who attended. It wasn’t any special time either (18 years since we were in the class), … Read more
Will more Americans lose their economic future as a result of Bernie Madoff or Social Security? Now that he’s in the slammer, maybe we could find a useful outlet for all that outrage.
Okay, so both of my readers (me and my wife) have now made it through that first post. One of us isn’t sure if this fractured approach is a good idea. I mean all these topics are going to be distracting and … well c’mon get to the point already. I’m going with the shotgun … Read more
Launching the blog!