Lamenting this past weekend, I took liberties with Aaron Burr’s line in Hamilton and thought, “I...Read More
Recently my daughter turned 24 and we discussed the perils and privileges of being an adult. One thing she said struck me: “As an adult, you become your own spokesperson.” She went on to say that as a child or adolescent you find that other people are often speaking for you and interpreting what you say into messaging that may be more socially acceptable or conform to the sensibilities of the situation or even the preferences of the adult present. “What she means to say is…” or “She is attempting to communicate …”
It got me thinking about the world we inhabit right now in which we are flooded with conflicting and contradictory messages from innumerous pundits, experts, authorities, and let’s face it, a fair number of charlatans. In a time when political and social turmoil has reached a fever-pitch and true dialogue has seemed to virtually disappear – how do we find our own voice and become our own best spokesperson?Read More
This past Sunday in the New York Times, Thomas Friedman featured “Part 2” of his interview with Google’s Laszlo Bock, the senior vice president of people operations for Google.
Mr. Bock had some powerful things to say about what matters to them when it comes to hiring decisions. No matter what your company or business, these insights into what Google looks for are valuable for us to consider. Here are some highlights from Friedman’s article:Read More
Last evening as I watched the opening ceremonies to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, a song was played at the end of the evening’s broadcast called “Nothing More.” The lyrics by Tim Warren and Eric Donnelly of The Alternate Routes, caught my attention. It was moving and beautiful in its simplicity. It was apparently written to honor the victims in the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting. It’s message is a universal one that bears repeating here.Read More