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It’s Like Magic

When I regularly post blogs, the traffic on my website goes up. Dramatically. Calls for proposals also go up. Dramatically. The complexity and challenge of the work also goes up. Dramatically. Did the calls come from the same people that came to my website? I don’t think so. A desire to encour...

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A Dread Disease

I have an affliction. It is incurable. It was first identified by The Buddha, who called it Kapicitta.┬áToday we call it monkey mind. The incessant chattering of internal monologue. Monkey Mind sufferers are easy to spot. They can’t sit still. They can’t finish a task. They walk into roo...

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Where Is the Modern Coffeehouse Scene?

Where is the modern Algonquin Round Table where artists and thinkers from a variety of disciplines come together to discuss big ideas? Where are the coffeehouses of Vienna where the likes of Jung, Freud, Zweig, Klimt, Loos and Adler would get together and toss about some bon mots? Where are the non-...

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I Don’t Mean to Complain, But…

This past Saturday was my 56th birthday. Not a particularly special birthday, but I had a lot of fun training to volunteer for the upcoming President’s Cup at Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City. It was a golf nerd’s dream. During the course of the day, my Inbox swelled with well-w...

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Gimmicks

Marketing is simply a way to get attention for your business, charity or organization. A way to stand out from the crowd, to create a story that attracts customers to your door (or website). Some gimmicks are personal in nature: Slash’s top hat, Angus Young’s schoolboy outfit, Richard Si...

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