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Uncommon Common Sense


This is one of a series of posts based on the book Everything is Obvious, Once You Know the Answer by Duncan Watts. Watts is a sociologist who is a principal researcher at Microsoft Research and a Professor at Large at Cornell University. He was a professor of Sociology at Columbia University from 2000-2007, and then a … Continue reading

She’s Not There


I’m very happy to report that I am not available to post today – I’m on a plane headed for an exotic destination and some much needed R and R. Please enjoy these previous posts about time off and leaving on vacation gracefully. Leaving on Vacation Gracefully Me Time

Seth Godin on Graduation


Seth Godin is a deep thinker on many subjects, but he’s particularly passionate about education and what it teaches us about the real world. Here’s a link to his manifesto on education. Here’s his thinking on new graduates: No direction home There are millions of college seniors beginning their job search in earnest. And many … Continue reading

When Life S*cks


Taya Micola is a therapist and author of When Life Sucks; A Therapist’s Guide to Surviving and Thriving During Tough Times.  Her book is aimed at helping people survive, and eventually move on, when they’re going through something they can’t control and that… well… sucks. She starts out with the basics. If you’re stuck in a … Continue reading

When Bad Things Happen


What happens to you in life is less important than the story you tell yourself about it before or afterward. Sit quietly with that for a moment, then read on. Any moment, even day, in your life is merely a moment in time.  No matter how epically good or bad it was, it will pass; … Continue reading

Make Yourself Rejection-Proof


Fear of rejection permeates our psyche in all aspects of our life. It’s scary to meet new people, ask someone out on a date, or ask for a raise. So scary, in fact, that many of us don’t ever pursue what we really want; fear of rejection can actually lock you into a life you don’t want and don’t enjoy. Continue reading