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How to think like the next generation

No one wants to seem old and outdated. The key to avoiding this is learning how to think like the next generation. So recognize what you care about that younger… Read more »

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A World Map of Flavors – 36 Regions, 36 Herb and Spice Combinations

Inspired by The 4-Hour Chef, the friendly folks over at the startup Maptia (launching soon) have created this fun typographic map of flavors from around the world. You can download… Read more »

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Get what you want by capitulating to demands of others

I get up at 5am to drive my son to his cello lessons in Chicago. On Saturday he’s in lessons for four hours. I wake him and he says, “No… Read more »

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My First Quarterly Shipment! (Plus: Live Event 3/28, Merrell Winners)

Screenshot of my first video “letter” to Quarterly subscribers. Roughly 2-3 weeks ago, my first Quarterly package shipped out to subscribers, including many of you. The theme of my Quarterly… Read more »

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How to be a creative problem-solver

I get so many books in the mail to review, and the way I evaluate which ones are worth my time is to first read the jacket flap. So I’m… Read more »

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I had to take a Xanax to read Time magazine this week

I’m at my son’s cello lesson, thinking about this week’s Time magazine. Sheryl Sandberg’s on the cover. I never used to write about women on my blog. I wrote for… Read more »

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Always Be Cobbling

Not sure how I missed this until now — but if you loved Alec Baldwin’s cameo in Glengarry Glen Ross (NSFW), which I write about in To Sell is Human… Read more »

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Announcing the “4 Fundamentals”, Merrell Partnership/Giveaway, and Live Q&A

I’ve worn Merrell shoes for ages, even back in 2007 for Japanese horseback archery training. It’s a long story, but I still have those bad boys. In 2012, Merrell themselves… Read more »

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What's Your Last Lap Of Commitment?

About nine months ago, two synergistic things happened: I decided to get in shape and we got a new dog. And he's a miniture poodle pup named Banksy that needs… Read more »

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Be mindful, meaningful, and masterly: 3 questions for Bruce Nussbaum

First we had IQ. Next came EQ. Now, Bruce Nussbaum introduces CQ — Creative Intelligence. In his new book Creative Intelligence: Harnessing the Power to Create, Connect, and Inspire (Amazon… Read more »

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