January 13, 2014—Issue #225 This week's focus point: When I was much younger, a European executive told me he wanted his money in "American dollars in American banks on American soil." Since then I thought such sentiments were long gone. But
Too many consultants want to be liked. They are desperate for affiliation or even deeper regard. However, what we need from buyers is respect. You can respect someone without necessarily liking them. (Speakers who use the stage for their own
Downton Abbey is one of the finest period dramas around, but this year's new season began with a thud. There is the terminally boring Lady Mary, who quite clearly is going to finally snap around—on the advice of a chauffeur
(The Dog Star is a symbol of power, will, and steadfastness of purpose, and exemplifies the One who has succeeded in bridging the lower and higher consciousness. – Astrological Definition) Sometimes Bentley doesn't chase the right squirrel. He'll see one nearby,
January 6, 2014—Issue #224 This week's focus point: Do you know why "eyewitness news" and similar productions look the same all over the country? Or why every late night talk show still imitates what Johnny Carson was doing 50 years ago?