Leave Your Mark

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Few things focus the mind on the bigger picture and the important things quite like the process of saying goodbye. Regardless of how or why it occurs, leaving means taking an accounting of what was accomplished and what will be missed. Unless you’re a world class athlete on a final season “farewell tour,” the time for this introspection usually occurs …

Why Meghan Markle’s “Draw Your Own Box” Is Important Beyond Race

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Originally posted at Forbes.com Yesterday a friend of mine who is the mother of bi-racial kids shared on Facebook the story of Meghan Markle, the bi-racial actress now engaged to Britain’s Prince Harry. In the post, Markle recounted the advice her father had imparted to her as a 7th grader when she struggled with what racial box to check on a required …

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The Expectations Stall

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This post is longer and more detailed than what I normally publish here. Hopefully, you will enjoy learning something different, which will give a deeper insight into the more familiar, and therefore make this post worth the extra time. Grab yourself a cup of coffee and get comfy… I’ve been thinking a lot over the last year about the way Expectations, …

People Matters

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It would be a crime on the high seas if a ship’s captain threw crew members overboard instead of cargo in an attempt to lighten the ship in the midst of a storm. Yet, corporations do this so routinely (routinely … routinely … routinely … routinely) that it is news when it doesn’t happen: Oh wait …   This isn’t a post saying layoffs are evil and …

Holiday Tomatoes

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Gold foil wrapper … snowflake graphics … “LIMITED EDITION” … of course you’re buying those special Christmas cherry tomatoes over the ones in the nondescript green plastic basket, right? If you think both the question and the packaging effort are ridiculous because there’s nothing particularly Christmas-y about cherry tomatoes, you’re quite right. And you’re missing the point. The logic of a …