The scribbled sign on the door said it all: While I’ve become accustomed to seeing this sort of thing at small mom and pop shops, I was shocked to find it at the entrance of one of my favorite bistros. The French eatery, family owned…


Kintsugi is the Japanese art of “Gold Mending.” When a precious ceramic item is damaged, an artisan painstakingly reattaches the pieces with epoxy and then paints the mends with a lacquer infused with gold dust. The resulting repair is often stronger and more beautiful than the original. Kintsugi also refers…


Chad’s family is moving to a city approximately 200 kms from his current one. The draw is a prestigious school of the arts at the other end of the interstate. Chad’s youngest child is an emerging piano prodigy; the opportunities in this new city will help the pianist raise her…


The word “autocratic” is the Latin version of the Greek work “autokrateia.” The word simply means “absolute rule.” If you’ve been in the corporate environment long enough, you’ve likely slogged through the experience of working for an autocratic leader. Though they may be charismatic, well organized, and highly skilled, they’re…


Unless you were vacationing beyond the reach of technology, you know that the 2020 Summer Olympics — postponed one year to 2021 — has just wrapped up in Tokyo, Japan. Despite the absence of in-person spectators ( damn covid!) — more than 11,000 athletes from 206 countries continue to dazzle…


Many of you have heard about what is being referred to as the “The Great Resignation” — a new era for the workforce as we emerge from the pandemic. …


What does your Friday night routine look like? Dinner at your favourite restaurant? Movies and popcorn with the family? Clubs, travel, or just prep for the Monday meeting?

A friend of mine, John — his routine is different than many. He’s out of the office by 1 pm on most…


Back in 1988, only around 57% of working-age women in America were working outside the home.[1] Why is this number significant in 2021? Because we fell back to that level during the height of the pandemic. With schools, businesses, and childcare facilities shuttered, many working women had to make the…


A number of weeks ago, the CEO of a major NYC company informed thousands of employees that they must return to in-person work by the end of July. The hard line in the sand is surprising to me. The world has changed. While the end of the pandemic is nearing…


So many from earlier generations pined for the Christmas special . Do you remember it? Jerky Claymation, goofy songs, hokey lines about teamwork, individuality, and Christmas spirit? Watching it now, you might roll your eyes and quickly change the channel, but we were sucked in anyway…

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