The Best Resume Ever

Unless you are a trust-fund socialite, you’ve somehow been affected by the challenging economy.  It’s likely that you or someone you know have hit a major career pothole.  The European economy is as turbulent as an amusement park ride and the US Dollar is softer than a newborn’s blanket. So how in the world can…

Saying NO is EASY

A colleague approaches you with a radical new idea.  What are the odds you will imagine the possibilities, build on her concept, and embrace this new vision?  18%?  3%? 0%?  Grumpy professors, cynical parents, and finger-wagging bureaucrats have lured many of us into building championship NO instincts.  Much easier and less risky to protect the…

On Tooth Decay

As kids, our well-intentioned dentist forcefully instructed us to “Brush and floss twice each day.”  Sound advice that we largely ignored.  After we blew off that first evening chore and realized the world didn’t end, we became more ambivalent on following the regimen with precision. We’d blow off a brush here and a floss there. …