My take on the Google drama

Here’s the thing – while the backlash against James Damore’s “Anti-Diversity Manifesto” has been fast and furious this week, I think many weighing in are missing something really important. Damore’s memo was very long (10 verbose pages) and elicited many strong...

McEnroe Backlash

There’s been a lot of fury around the comments John McEnroe made about Serena Williams during his interview on NPR last Sunday.  But um . . . have you actually listened to it? Well, I did, and while I’d never claim to be a tennis expert (nor a...

Creativity

As introduced, this Words Matter series will explore how different words affect our perceptions - of people, products, companies . . . even ideas.  Each article will spend time on just one word, and to kick it off, the first we’ll discuss is Creativity. Seems...

Arsenic

What is ‘sexy’? That may sound like the opening to a Victoria’s Secret commercial, but that’s not what I mean. What I’m asking is really, what is sexy?  As in, who defines what exactly falls into that classification? In today’s society, the decision makers are almost...

Employees or Entrepreneurs?

Here’s a question for you:  Have bright and optimistic entrepreneurs in today’s America been over-taken by bored and entitled employees? That’s the claim an old friend recently suggested to me.  This friend – a brilliant, jack-of-all trades kind of guy with an insane...