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Live Long And Prosper: Leonard Nimoy

My sympathies go out today to the family, friends, and fans of Leonard Nimoy, who played Mr. Spock on “Star Trek”. You don’t have to be a Trekkie to appreciate the wisdom that came from Nimoy and his character — in fact, here’s a whole list of introspective quotes inspired by some of his most memorable moments. […]

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Fail Harder

On a wall inside the Portland headquarters of Wieden+Kennedy, some 119,000 plastic push pins spell out two words that aren’t often paired together: Fail Harder. Most companies don’t inspire their employees in such a way, but not many companies are like W+K.  It’s the agency’s creativity and unorthodox approach to advertising that has landed clients like Coca-Cola, Nike, […]

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One Fine (Work) Day

How’s your work routine? Do you find yourself getting tired after staring at your computer screen for too long? Have you figured out the best time to eat your lunch? The way you feel at work is just as important as the work that you’re doing, and finding a healthy balance between work needs and […]

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There’s No Place Like Homewood

If you could go into the past and tell yourself something to change the future, would you? Should you? I recently discovered an episode of the “Twilight Zone” that deals with that very issue. It’s called “Walking Distance“, and the focus is on Martin Sloan, an advertising executive who stops to get his car serviced, only to realize […]

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Decide What To Be And Go Be It

I saw this in downtown LA yesterday and had to take a picture of it. I think it’s an ad for tequila, but the message is universal: Decide what to be and go be it. It’s that simple. (It also features a skeleton riding a rooster, which is pretty cool)

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Building Your Float in the Parade of Life

I had a chance to see the Rose Parade floats today for the first time, and they’re awesome! These floats were in Thursday’s parade, and they remained on display through today. As with all Rose Parade floats, they’re covered entirely in plant materials — such as flowers, seeds, and grasses. The detail that goes into them […]

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Happy Holidays!

No matter what or how you celebrate the holidays, here’s hoping you’re able to take some time out to relax a little this season and spend some precious moments with loved ones. If you’re working, then thank you for being there, and hopefully you’re being rewarded handsomely for your efforts. If you need a backdrop […]

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Working Out & Daily Disclipline

I’ve been exercising a lot more lately — doing a lot of strength exercises, as well as team sports. I’m not in bad shape physically, but I’m not in great shape either.  More than just getting back to a healthy weight and physique, it’s been just as important for me to honor the discipline of working out. […]

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The Work That You’re Sitting Upon

If you’re like me, you take a chair for granted. It’s the thing you sit upon to do what you need to do. In a perfect world it’s comfortable and ergonomic, but especially at work, sometimes you don’t have much of an option when it comes to sitting. I sit in the chair with a […]

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MONDAY MOVIES: “Nightcrawler”

Today’s post kicks off a special month of Monday Movies: November of News! Each Monday, I plan to showcase a movie about or involving the news business and why I think it’s interesting or important. November is, not coincidentally, a “Sweeps” month. People sometimes use the phrase “Sweeps Week” and I can’t help but wish it […]

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