“There is no “prize”, out there. The only prize is within (you), what you feel and what you want to accomplish. To want and to be ambitious and to want to be successful is not enough. That’s just desire. To KNOW what you want, to understand WHY you are doing it, to dedicate every breath in your body to achieve it… if you feel you have something to give, if you feel that your particular talent is worth developing, is worth caring for, then there is nothing you cannot achieve.”  Kevin Spacey



High $ + High IP = Strategy, Low $ + Generic Offerings = Tactics

Usually this formula applies. I jotted it down in my Moleskine after a conversation the other day with Robert Lavigne, The Social Business Mentor. it was a very clarifying conversation.   Then it occurred to me that other people might benefit from Robert’s ability to really quickly distill what is being discussed in to clarity, […]

Alright, Alright, Alright! – Why Mathew McConaghey’s Speech Should Have Been the Most Tweeted Oscars Event

Sadly the biggest Oscar event of the night was Ellen’s selfie.  If as much time and energy was spent sharing Mathew McConaughey’s acceptance speech this world would have benefited way more. He lists three things as his inspiration; Who he looks up to. Who he looks forward to. Who he chases. It really is a […]


Do You Love What You Do?

This past weekend has been a double celebration. Another birthday but for me much more of a celebration 3 years post cancer clear.   In some ways it feels like yesterday, in others such a different time in my life. My 50th birthday was in part spent as you see in the picture above, being […]

I’m Stuck in Philly!

A trip for some client training in Philadelphia turned a little reminiscent of the move “Planes Trains & Automobiles” due to the snowstorm back in Buffalo. The training wrapped up on Wednesday, the same day as the storm and all flights were cancelled back to Buffalo. I was put on standby for the next morning […]

What Is Someone Trying to Tell You?

Probably the most widely used mis-understood piece of communication today is the e-mail. We have become so over whelmed with it that we rush read or rush reply. This opens us up to a whole host of problems.  There was a recent article in the Wall St Journal on this very subject with a story […]

It’s Siesta Time at Work

With all it’s recent economic troubles, the Spanish government is seriously considering abolishing the country’s siesta. This would be a major culture shift and potentially more damaging than good.   There are many famous examples of leaders and geniuses who were regular nappers. It is something I do on a regular basis and my Dad […]

Why Every Ellen Oscars Selfie Parody is a #fail

So probably by now you have seen at least one parody attempt of the most re-tweeted selfie ever.  This Lego one is probably one of the better ones. There have been numerous attempts to parody the shot. You can see a collection of some of them here.  Some of them are clever, but none of […]