The Love That Let Us Share Our Name

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“Always remember, there was nothing worth sharing like the love that let us share our name.” Those lyrics are from one of my favorite Avett Brothers’ songs, “Murder in the City”. Providing instructions to loved ones in the event of your untimely death is something most people my age (38) don’t have to seriously contemplate…. Read more »

On Having a Good Boss

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You know you have a good boss when you can take a project you own that isn’t going as well as it should, bring its status to their attention, and get this kind of response. Me: “Things aren’t going well. I’ve got a late-breaking blocking issue. Even if/when that’s resolved, the results of this work… Read more »

Happy Days

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Abi’s already beyond me. Six years old, not yet done with kindergarten, and already I can’t keep up. Example: A: “Harper, tomorrow is Monday.” Me (overhearing): “Actually guys, tomorrow is Sunday!” A: “No, dada, it is opposite days because today is Happierday instead of Sadderday. That makes tomorrow Monday instead of Sunday, cause ‘mon’ in… Read more »

How to Want What You Have

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Please read Timothy Miller’s amazing book, How to Want What You Have: Discovering the Magic and Grandeur of Ordinary Existence I’ve been encouraging all my friends and family to read this book. The author is a Cognitive Psychologist (with a PhD and decades of experience with his counseling private practice) who examines the underlying causes… Read more »

CEO Breakfast – How to Build a Global Brand and a Great Company Culture

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Last week Sheila (Care.com’s founding CEO) invited me to join her for a private “CEO breakfast” event hosted by Northeastern University at the Four Seasons hotel in Boston. It was attended by entrepreneurs and top executives from various industries. She shared her personal story and related it to the topic at hand: how to build… Read more »