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My 5 year rule for sustainable relationships

If you won’t be in my life 5 years from now, you won’t be in my life now. I may engage in transactional relationships, of course, but I don’t invest in them. I invest only... Read More

June 26, 2020

Read everything three times

Having spent 20+ years working in the information business, I’ve noticed two distinct groups of people; those who can consistently, accurately process information and those who seem to constantly misread, misunderstand or otherwise fail to... Read More

May 30, 2020

Fucking up vs fucking down

I heard a phrase in the Army once that I have oft repeated He can’t even fuck up right But as trite and humorous as it is, there is a little wisdom behind that, as... Read More

May 22, 2020

The gift of never having to say “Sorry”

Business isn’t life. In life, you will have to apologize for your actions, if your transgressions warrant it. But most (1) mistakes in business are just that, mistakes. They weren’t intentional, they didn’t lead to... Read More

May 14, 2020

“I’ll try my best” and other phrases professionals never use

In this article title I lied, because I implied that there would be other phrases besides “I’ll try my best” that I would address here. To be honest, I did the best I could. So... Read More

May 13, 2020