As his battle with cancer was ending, the late, great Steve Jobs said this about fear and failure: “Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life.” A little dark, but very true. At some point…

The scribbled sign on the door said it all: Closed due to staffing shortage. 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…

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