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Say what People Will Hear

Yesterday I watched someone I adore do something that doesn’t serve him. If you find yourself not persuading as well as you like, think about your choice of words. For people to be really “gotten”, they need to connect with others. Not with bigger words, said faster. But with simple words, said slower. Focusing on  More

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The Heron

In a few weeks, I’m doing a talk on Passion. It’s one I’ve never done before. I find my mind goes to the topic often — to define it, to frame it, to come to terms with what can one teach vs. what can one show. And, so in my normal way of pondering, I  More

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Three Cups of Tea

Just finished this book about a month ago. It hasn’t left my consciousness. Greg Mortenson (a local guy in the Bay Area) tries to summit Everest and fails. The guy who helps him nurse back to health was awesome. Greg feels a bond of debt and promises to help this guy’s village. They need a  More

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Writing Must Create Context

I’m writing a book. Or, at least, I hope to be writing a book. A bunch of the stuff I’m working on now is thinking about who it serves, it’s purpose, it’s vision and the breakdown of the big ideas into smaller ideas that tell a story. One thing is clear. A great deal of  More

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Michele Had Passion but how to capture it?

A friend of mine passed away recently. It was one of those unexpected and out of the blue things that when it happens, it can be said that ‘that happened too early’. A brain aneurysm. On Oscar day. One minute, she was jovially getting ready for the evening party around movies and fashion. And a  More

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