Tag Archives: connection

(#381) Before and After the Conversation


Conversation presupposes an interaction between two or more people. Synergy can develop with due consideration. Collaboration can result in movement for improvement. Ever notice how what passes for conversation usually is anything but conversation.  Look around and you will observe … Continue reading

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(#362) Small Acts of Gratitude


“Silent gratitude is not much use to anyone.” – Gertrude Stein – Saying “thank you.” Giving a cheerful “good morning!” Expressing appreciation. Providing a hug, emotionally if not physically.  Each of these requires a tiny investment of energy.  The result … Continue reading

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(#285) Are You Relevant?


“The trap we fall into is trying to tell people how life-changing our widget is. If it changes their lives, we won’t have to tell them.” –Bernadette Jiwa Prior to working with any audience, I invest a number of hours … Continue reading

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(#200) Have We Become More App-Dependent than App-Enabled?


Apps are tools that can have a transformative effect on our world. [A quick note: Today marks the 200th consecutive weekly post for my blog. While we have not uncorked any champagne here at world headquarters in Atlantic Beach, Florida, … Continue reading

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(#145) People Before Technology


The doctor has spoken; the prescription is simple. What a wonderful reminder—for all of us. In their book Generation on a Tightrope, Arthur Levine and Diane R. Dean assert that our newest generation of college students is more connected and … Continue reading

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