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...
Button it!

Button it!

Never miss a good opportunity to shut up.” – Judge Roy Bean If you don’t know Michael Keaton’s fine performance as Billy Blazowski, do yourself a favor: stop reading, watch Night Shift, and then we can talk. Specifically, look for a scene where “Billy Blaze”...
Watch Your Ass – Aesop Paraphrased

Watch Your Ass – Aesop Paraphrased

Fridays posts always have a different tone – hopefully the “ass” didn’t scare you off.A man and his son were walking the family donkey to market when they heard an onlooker chastise them, “Fools, why walk when you have an animal to...