This is a big thrill for me! My rant on Marissa Mayer of Yahoo’s worst practice decision to cancel remote working privileges for employees made the Top 10 list for ChicagoNow’s best posts of February, 2013. If you haven’t read it, check out the winning post: Worst practice: Yahoo CEO shoots herself in the foot. Whoo-hoo!
Maybe you heard about the Maker’s Mark brew ha ha where the company announced that they would be watering down their bourbon to keep up with increasing demand – and then changed their mind. I wanted to sip on this for a while before I wrote about it. Maker’s Mark is a small-batch bourbon whisky that is... Read more »
There was a cartoon in the New Yorker magazine that I saw probably 20 years ago that has always stuck with me. It was a map of the United States as a New Yorker sees the country. It was very funny. Most of the middle of the country was missing with the exception of Sweet Home... Read more »
This will either make you drool or gross you out, but I love the look of roasted ducks hanging in the window of Sun Wah BBQ. I grew up in New York City and spent a lot of time in Chinatown. Ducks in the window give me the warm fuzzies. There are a lot of... Read more »
With a flourish of color, trumpets, and lime and salt, I want to invite you to attend what looks like a really fun event this week on Thursday, July 12. I have a ticket and I have nine tickets for friends Details are below. Here’s what you need to do – just tweet the text... Read more »
I am speaking at the Chicago Coach Federation on Monday. You don’t need to be a member to come hear “Engaging Influencers or Schmoozing for Success.” You can register here. The meeting is in Rosemont near O’Hare. I hope to see you there!
Loved this. I was going to write a story about it, but I probably couldn’t do better than the press release I was sent. Here’s a great example of being Successful In Chicago. NEEDY FAMILIES TO GET CHRISTMAS BLESSING Lincoln Park Restaurant to Serve Free Christmas Dinner to Public Housing Residents Residents of the last... Read more »
As a small business owner, I have been looking back at the year trying to figure out what has worked well and what I need to change. I put together a short two-page document that is essentially soul searching in my business, and I am sending it around to a handful of people for their... Read more »
Don’t hate me because where I am is beautiful. These are pictures from lovely Rancho Mirage, California. I keep feeling like I am living in a movie set. The scenery is almost too perfect. The mountains almost look fake. I very deliberately created a virtual business where I could work from anywhere. I chafed a... Read more »
I confess that I am a total geek about entrepreneurship, growing businesses, and that sort of thing. Even in my downtime I find myself reading blogs and watching videos about subjects that I spend a lot of my time working with clients around. You would think I might want a break after hours – but... Read more »