More than 150 people move to Austin each day. I’m positive that no one’s told them about the cedar, or else they wouldn’t be silly enough to move here. (Thinking that maybe Amazon heard about it and that’s why they decided not to build here??? Maybe not.)
According to CNBC, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban says that “one of the most underrated skills in business right now is being nice. Nice sells.”
I’ve never understood how anyone ever thought that being an asshole is good for business.
You may not realize it, but our democracy is in danger.
The warning signs have been there for awhile. Most recently, our president praised a U.S. Representative from Montana for physically assaulting a reporter who was asking difficult, uncomfortable questions.
In my career, I’ve had some times that weren’t fun: Layoffs. Bad co-workers. Poor working conditions. Indifferent bosses. Many times, all I’ve been able to do is hang on and wait for things to change.
When Karl Rove is telling you to tone things down, you’ve probably gone too far.
I was lucky enough to spend some time this July watching the men’s World Cup.
As always, there was masterful footwork, precision passing and the joy and pain that comes with world-class athletes competing against each other with a golden trophy waiting for the winners at the end of the tournament. And, as always, the theatrics also were world-class.
I’ve got to say that with the plastic squawking chicken, you’re never really alone.
“Always, always have a plan”
― Rick Riordan
One of my (fictional) heroes is Leslie Knope, a character on the charming television series Parks and Recreation. Leslie is a Type A+++ person who approaches her work with passion and determination. From organizing the Harvest Festival to the grand opening of the Smallest Park in Indiana, Leslie leaves nothing to chance. She has a plan for literally everything. She is the Queen of Logistics. Leslie’s plans have plans, and they’re easy to find because they’re organized into spiffy binders with the name of each event on the spine of the binder.