One – Two Punch

Many business owners and senior executives have short attention spans. When we receive unsolicited telephone calls from sales people, we listen for about 7 – 10 seconds, decide whether we want to keep listening, and move on. We will listen if we think there’s a message that will help us. Read more »

When It’s All The Same

The walking time measured in dog years from Gate H17  to G14 at O’Hare Airport last Tuesday was relatively short. Maybe two hours. Feeling hungry, traversing my tenth airport in four weeks, carrying 45 pounds of stuff, the time and distance seemed longer. I dawdled and peered at each concourse snack stand, seeking inspiration, reasons … Read more »


On Saturday night, I watched the movie, “This is Spinal Tap,” a 25-year old “mockumentary” about a fictional, dreadful heavy metal band named, as you might guess, Spinal Tap. Read more »

We Haven’t Been Introduced

Summer is coming here in New England and, with it, memories of early adolescent ocean-side cold calling and prospecting efforts. I can still recall clearly a particular drop-by cold call I made on a vivaciously attractive young lady, sitting on her beach towel on the …um… beach. Read more »