The Land of the Free and The Home of TV

My English South African ex-husband once said to me while playing Trivial Pursuits, "You Americans can boil everything down to a 70s TV show. It's all trash and guesswork with you people" And you know, he's right. Not being a modern-day TV watcher myself, I sometimes feel out of it in social situations because I …

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I am NOT my Facebook page

It saddened me to see all these people, chained to their online lives, posting flattering photos of themselves, “liking” a funny status update, posting or retweeting a link. It’s a never-ending race to remind others that we’re here, that we exist. It reminds me of when I used to do dance routines and little plays …

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Lessons From Kindergarten For the First Time CEO

I've worked with more than my share of first time CEOs. All of them strikingly intelligent, charismatic, and each with a deep level of experience in product development, sales, or marketing. Generally nice guys. Their profiles have varied from the bombastic top sales guy who can sell ice to residents of Antarctica, the former uber-cool …

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What Matters Now?

Everyone seems to be asking that question and here’s a cool little e-book I ran across that seems useful to pondering. It’s a collection of essays written by some very respected thinkers and creators and published by Seth Godin. Check out the impressive line up cloud. Uploaded with plasq's Skitch! The opening essay “Generosity” by …

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SF Kids Improv Theater Tells Collective Story of Life

Creative ones under the silver bridge In his book “A Whole New Mind,” Daniel Pink writes, “The era of “left brain” dominance, and the Information Age that it engendered, are giving way to a new world in which “right brain” qualities-inventiveness, empathy, meaning-predominate.” Almost everyone I’ve come into contact with this year has put “meaning” …

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