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Writing is an art. Publishing is a business.

March 23, 2020


In virtually every endeavor there exists these two elements, the joy of human creativity, and the economics of human behavior (business). Which one you intend to pursue will determine what strategies you deploy and what outcome(s) you achieve. How you relate the two will determine your organizational ethics and values. Make them neither an idol […]

Don’t just ask for feedback. Notice it.

October 11, 2019


Many companies and organizations have a feedback system by which people provide direct and actionable information that can be used to better the organization. The problem is that this system of feedback can atrophy one’s skill at being aware, of noticing. The reality is that feedback is everything that happens throughout the organization every day. […]

Advertising is the price you pay for a product or service that is unremarkable.

November 2, 2018


Put another way, “Advertising is a tax for being unremarkable.” Frequently attributed to Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon. Most likely originally by Robert Stephens, founder of the Geek Squad, Inc., October 1, 2008.