Juice Box Hero!!

Juice Box Hero!!

Back when my kids thought I was cool, we had a pretty amazing run of “Car Karaoke” episodes* that we posted to YouTube. In some episodes, the family dog even made an appearance. Easily some of the most memorable times of my life, I still share them on...
Is “My Truth” the same as THE Truth?

Is “My Truth” the same as THE Truth?

When did the phrase “my truth” become a thing? The best I can tell, somewhere around 2017 is when this pretentious little response was utilized as a substitute for something less woke, like “my opinion,” but apparently “opinion” does not quite carry the cache anymore....
The Devil We Know

The Devil We Know

I’m not a social scientist, but I play one on TV. Especially interesting to me are experiments that highlight the human decision-making process. For instance…. “The Ellsberg Paradox” (Daniel Ellsberg) is a little glimpse into the human...
Communication – Corporate Bedside Manner

Communication – Corporate Bedside Manner

“Tell me the truth, Doc… how long do I have?” Have you ever been under the knife? Consider your state of mind when you feel especially vulnerable. Not only are you subjected to physical exposure via hospital gown ass-flap, your mental state reminds...
Sackett and the D-List

Sackett and the D-List

Tim Sackett, whom I have nicknamed the”Michigan Me,” with some insight into the life of a “D-List” Public Speaker. Just got through another fall conference season and I think I’m starting to pick up a few things and understand the game a little...

If This Is a Marriage, Where’s The Cake?

“Merger of equals” is a nice phrase….brings to mind harmony, togetherness, compatibility, and a common concern for the well-being of one another. It’s also, for the most part, a total fabrication. If you’ve been through a merger, you already...