Category Archives: Career & Business

Public Listening or When Silence Speaks

Public Listening or When Silence Speaks

I am always grateful when someone as lovely as K comes to the table. She exuded a simple joyous quality coupled with a fine air of stillness that radiated from her in equal measure. Soft spoken but clear and easy to talk to. The sort  that you just start talking, assuming that you have alreadymore…

Make your business grow by giving it away. Or anything grow for that matter.

Make your business grow by giving it away. Or anything grow for that matter.

Take a walk baby, we’re going to talk some business. K clearly knew what he wanted. He strode up with his girlfriend and asked no questions as he sat down and sent her away with the proclamation. She took a walk and K introduced himself and told me about his relatively new business that hemore…

Hearing your own mysterious voice

Hearing your own mysterious voice

You may recall the recent post that was written by my friend Padma Maxwell recounting her experience of me giving her a creative approach.  Padma stuck around after we were done and ended up sharing creative approach duty with me. Shortly after I had my interaction with Padma a young author came named Arthur camemore…

Disrupting Stomach Pain, Disrupting the Road to Hell

Disrupting Stomach Pain, Disrupting the Road to Hell

The Western world is so backwards that a whole industry arose out of mitigating pain from intrinsically painful activities. Hey, I can understand aspirin but ergonomic wrist supports? Desk chairs that tilt or flex or destabilize? Why not just design things that aren’t going to induce repetitive stress injuries in the first place? Admittedly bettermore…

The Game Regulator

J came up to the table and admitted that this was not such a serious thing but that he was still stuck thinking about it. He has a great job in a visual effects company. Recently he got a promotion and is now boss to many of the peers that he was working alongside justmore…

The Sabbath of Insecurity for Incompetent Idiots

The Sabbath of Insecurity for Incompetent Idiots

Years ago I helped my friend Katherine kick heroin. I had never had any experience with the drug (or any drugs for that matter) and in the frightening process, I learned a tremendous amount about addiction, biology, and the underground drug world. Signing on at the hospital as the one to have responsibility to makemore…

Your start up does not need your passion

Your start up does not need your passion

“In this economy” is sad cliche of the last few years. Sad because the state of the economy has driven so many people into frustrating situations around employment, money and feelings of lack of stability. I am hardly immune. I started offering creative approaches because I was laid off from a consulting job. But themore…

Jesus was wrong: what those magazines on your coffee table really mean

Jesus was wrong: what those magazines on your coffee table really mean

In the Gospel of Thomas, one of the exiled books of the Gospels (highly suggested reading), Jesus said When you make the two into one, and when you make the inner like the outer and the outer like the inner, and the upper like the lower, and when you make male and female into amore…

Chase Tragedy: Do the opposite of your goals

Chase Tragedy: Do the opposite of your goals

“This is something else I can blame my mother for – her cancer is ruining my comedy career.” ********** I have been very fortunate to have been involved with the Upright Citizens Brigade since they first arrived in New York City from Chicago in 1996. I stumbled into their first show in New York bymore…

Inner & Outer Trash Transformed To Inner & Outer Art

Inner & Outer Trash Transformed To Inner & Outer Art

There is no lack of trash in the world. It is astonishing. For every piece of good citizenry we do by snagging the swirling bag blowing in front of us there seems to be an unending number of bags and bottles and papers to replace the one you just got. It is a huge problemmore…