Hurry up and wait

Those who know me also know that I don’t like to wait. I tend to move constantly, doggedly pursuing the “next thing.” Even if that thing isn’t of particularly great importance, I’m hot on its tail just on principle. I am fueled by...

Storytelling

We repeatedly underestimate how important a story is to help us make sense of the world. I read this in today’s blog post from Seth Godin. That’s it. That is the absolute core of effective communication. Throwing facts, opinions, statistics, or theories at...

TMI

Every day, I am more intrigued by the personal details people share without qualm in public fora. The only logic I can apply to it is that they feel so anonymous as one of many┬áin a vast pool of content generators that they won’t really be noticed–or that...

Reverse razor blades

You’ve probably heard the adage that the money’s in the razor blades. That is, conventional wisdom tells us that a company will give away a razor–the apparently higher-valued item–so it can lock people into buying its (accessory) razor blades...

My playlist

Certain songs always evoke memories for me. They take me back to time periods, events, people, and even emotions with startling specificity, so much so that recently I realized I had begun to create mental playlists that applied to these memories. I’m not sure...