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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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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The Power of Genuine Values
New Year’s Eve is one of my favorite days of the whole year. Everyone seems actively involved in reflecting on their lives, their progress and the areas where they’d like to grow. I’ve been fortunate to participate in this process with many successful businesses over the years. For an analyst at heart, there’s nothing more …
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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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Skiing by the Numbers
Saturday was the official start of ski season for me. Snow skiing is one of my priorities. And yes, being a measurement freak, I have metrics for whether or not I’ve achieved my goal of ski season perfection. My metrics include, of course, the number of actual ski days I can manage, the number of …
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Priority Bean Counting
Mary spends a free afternoon doing volunteer work, makes new friends, strengthens resolve to be a catalyst for change.
‘Tis the Season
I’ve just returned from my second night volunteering at the Golden Gate Men’s Chorus Holiday Concert with a full heart. I’ve had a passion for this particular group for many years. Not only do they represent my ideal of a classical men’s chorus with the broadest range imaginable, they also represent the best of San …
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Time for Something Different
I'll admit it. I'm an excitement junky. I'm always looking for the next big thrill. Especially in business. And this fall has been no exception. In July I got involved with Blackbox Republic. Well, threw myself at them is more like it. This is what I wrote to CEO Sam Lawrence after my first meeting …
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