Almost all the people who tell me that they "haven't had their morning coffee yet" or "need their coffee before we can start" are no better in their performance, or thinking, or contributions after they've drunk it.
If you have to start every chapter of your book with someone else's quote, and cite others repeatedly throughout the book as if trying to justify your positions, why wouldn't readers just go to the original sources rather than read
What I’ve Learned On Making A Marriage Work for 51 Years When she says, “Remember what’s his name, he used to live up there, somewhere, and he worked for a company that went bankrupt, quite a few years ago—he drove
I'm looking out over the Charles River and a large portion of Boston, and I've just finished Rick Atkinson's terrific book, The British Are Coming, about the revolution. In just about 8 generations, Boston has changed from a large settlement and
This morning the local NBC TV affiliate hyped an upcoming news report about a "hard landing" at the Providence Airport overnight. When the story was finally read, it took 20 seconds with no mention of which airline, the type of
• Use a publicity photo that identifies you today, not one from your youth. • An answering system is intended to receive messages, not deliver messages. I don't care what your quote of the day is, or where you are exactly, or your
In a New York Times article today, some academics postulate that increased unruly behavior on airplanes is due to crowding and severe class consciousness. That is, people are keenly aware of their place in the pecking order, with first class and/or
Somehow, somewhere, the introduction to a guest of honor became a mini-speech in itself. The introducer wanted to draw attention to his or her own prowess. Years ago I was in the audience when Pulitzer Prize winner Tony Kushner (Angels