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KISS: Keep It Simple, Stupid*

Photo from Skitterphoto.com *Or, Just Because You Can Doesn’t Mean You Should **And, Don’t Poke a Sleeping Dragon I didn’t come up that pithy KISS title. It comes from the U.S. Navy in 1960 and was used to encourage deep thinking, elegant and logical solutions to complex problems. In the 1950’s, International Business Machines used… Continue reading KISS: Keep It Simple, Stupid*

Business · Marketplace · relationship · The Good Life

Where Everybody Knows Your Name

A writer forwarded a link to Tom Colicchio’s letter to chefs which ultimately led me to Micheline Maynard’s “My Open Letter to Tom Colicchio and Every Other Guy in the Restaurant Business.” I clapped for both, sent enthusiastic responses to both pieces, heard back from Maynard: “Thanks — have you tried anything new in particular?” I stammered… Continue reading Where Everybody Knows Your Name

Business · creativity · Marketplace · story

Walking the Talk

One proposed, all in: Anti-aging is no more! World views are transformed…. The cover of a woman’s beauty magazine blares a surprising stance: anti-aging is no more for us! Inside, editorial declares: We won’t use the term “anti-aging,” will not feature articles about products that hide, mask, turn back time. My question is: Why? Where… Continue reading Walking the Talk