Everyone needs to learn how to give presentations

Giving Presentations

Couple of stories before we get going on this post. 1. I went to graduate school (for business/organizational development) from 2012 to 2014. It was a little bit off-task, to be sure. In the first semester of the first year, we had… Continue Reading

Let’s all talk about Connor Halliday for a second

Connor Halliday

There’s a long article on Grantland about the relationship between Mike Leach (potentially the most interesting college football coach of the past 15 years) and QB Connor Halliday up at Washington State, in Pullman. The article is great and laden with anecdotes… Continue Reading

In big U.S. cities, the middle class is dead

American Dream

Probably no entity in American life has been scrutinized more than the middle class — they rise, they’re left for dead, they rise again, they die again, etc. It’s almost comical sometimes. But in reality, especially after the 2008 downturn,… Continue Reading


The worst f’n thing you can call yourself is a “marketing expert”

Marketing Experts Are The Worst

I had been thinking about this for a couple of days/weeks now, so I decided to write down some thoughts about it. Doesn’t it sometimes seem like everyone on Twitter and in the general content/blogging community is trying to upsell… Continue Reading

What could have happened with Chelsea Bruck?

Chelsea Bruck

Here’s the basic story: Chelsea Bruck went to a Halloween party in Frenchtown Township, Michigan on Saturday, dressed as Poison Ivy (from the Batman movies). She was last seen with an unidentified man at 3am on Sunday morning along Post Road,… Continue Reading

Maybe a smile is the most powerful thing in the world

Great Smile

That sounds like a brutally cheesy headline, right? No doubt. But think about this: I was trolling the Stanford Graduate School of Business website, as I’m wanton to do, and I found a video by Jennifer Aaker (a professor there) about… Continue Reading


How I tried to change my personal mantra

Stand By Your Vision and Create Your Own Revolution

On Saturday, I was walking in Antwerp, Belgium in a fashion-forward area of the city. (If you want to know how I got to Belgium, read this; if you want to see some cool pictures I took in Belgium, read this.) Anyway,… Continue Reading


The paradox of the brilliant jerk

Brilliant Jerks

Once, in probably about late 2010, I was referred to by a co-worker as a “brilliant jerk.” (The actual word may have been asshole.) Let’s break this down for a second: I’m not brilliant, so already we’re off to a bad start here from… Continue Reading