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Managing

Target Practice: Writing for Marketing

By | Jan.21.15 | 4 Comments

Ask any parent of a small child, and they’ll tell you: Caillou is a whiny little puke. On the scale of fears for parents, seeing that a “Caillou” episode is coming on the television, and …Continue reading »


Managing

Support Staff Makes Your Bacon

By | Dec.08.14 | 2 Comments

My wife is about a million times smarter than I am. (No … 100 billion.) For my money, that’s the recipe for a successful marriage. I’m a lawyer; she’s a legal assistant. We don’t work together, though — because that would …Continue reading »


Managing

Phoning It In: Why I Won’t Have a Smartphone

By | Oct.27.14 | 10 Comments

Since I require a public confessional, I’ll just have out with it: I have developed a slight obsession with “Mad Men,” which is right in the medias res of its final season on AMC. I …Continue reading »


Product Review

Cloud and Clear: Abacus Pivots

By | Sep.10.14 | 1 Comment

It is the nature of an abacus to shift — beads making time, marking off distance and space. An experienced abacist knows the score. Still, you’ve gotta have the stones to make the big moves. In 2014, …Continue reading »


New Balance: Finding the Dividing Line Between Life and Work

By | Jul.24.14 | 7 Comments

Sometime before the Great Recession (Depression?), there existed a quaint notion that people could stop working — at least some of the time. Over the course of recent years, however, the line of argumentation has …Continue reading »


The Friday Five x2

The Five Clients You Meet In Hell

By | May.23.14 | 2 Comments

Mitch Albom, who has been regularly employed as a sportswriter for the Detroit Free Press, has written songs for Warren Zevon and penned a few books, one of which is “The Five People You Meet in …Continue reading »