On Turkey Point there is a historic lighthouse. It’s in northern Maryland and it’s from the 1830’s. It occupies a beautiful point of land on the northern reaches of the Chesapeake Bay with eagles, hawks and falcons flying over. The last keeper of Turkey Point was Fannie Mae Salter, who …Read More
Problem/SolutionMay 6, 2021
“…each and every formula is simply the written solution to a particular problem that occurred in the past. Change even one part of that problem and you need an entirely different formula.”Read More
EcosystemMay 5, 2021
As we begin to emerge from life in lockdown, I’ve noticed that our small steps towards regaining emotional and physical freedom become cherished, profound experiences in our lives. Whereas before they might have been just a nice afternoon spent out and a fun experience, there now seems to be a …Read More
Robert Cialdini’s 7 Principles of PersuasionMay 3, 2021
Cialdini first started studying influence because he knew the “influence wars were being waged” in the real world, and they were principles that were being practiced on him by professional marketing and sales people. Initially, he delved into them to understand, so that he could recognize and resist when they were being used to persuade him.
But as he continued his work, he realized that there was an opportunity available to teach others how to harness the process in a morally responsible way, to be used to help people and not to take advantage of them.
These 7 principles have always driven behavior in the human species, so if you’re someone who is interested in practicing their power, make sure you wield them ethically when moving people in your direction.
Celebrating Women’s Achievements TodayMarch 8, 2021
Today, International Women’s Day, is a celebration of the vast achievements and contributions of women around the world. Achievements and contributions that span social, economic, cultural, scientific, medical and political purviews. The day is a call to action for accelerating gender parity.Read More
A Lesson From Michelangelo on MarketingFebruary 17, 2021
The Sistine Chapel ceiling’s most famous panel, entitled “The Creation of Adam”, represents God and Adam reaching for each other with outstretched arms, fingers almost-touching. I’ve read an interesting hypothesis that the “scene contains the unmistakable outline of a human brain formed by angels and robes surrounding God” which has …Read More
It’s All RightFebruary 8, 2021
One of my favorite magazine reads is the last page of The Economist…Obituary. No, it’s not because I’m morbid but because the obituaries are really stories of everyday people doing extraordinary things. People you likely never heard of but have made their mark and left a legacy worth writing about. …Read More
Living On The Skinny BranchesJanuary 28, 2021
This image of my cat Ivy reminded me of a book I recently read titled Living On The Skinny Branches by Master Transformational Leader, Michael Strasner. The premise of the book is that to live an extraordinary and abundant life filled with personal freedom requires we live on the skinny branches…moving from …Read More
We’re All Being Recognized TodayJanuary 20, 2021
It is the first time in the 244-year-old history of our nation that a woman, a Black and South Asian woman at that, will be inaugurated as the first female elected to the second highest ranking position in our country. The first female Vice President of the United States of …Read More
2021, The Year of RESOLVEJanuary 14, 2021
2020 was a year of adaptation. We were forced to face extraordinary challenges that completely upset our normal way of life. We had to dig deep, search for ways to strengthen ourselves and continue on, no matter what. It was shocking, it was unsettling, and it is still uncertain. The …Read More