Cost of living: Where in America would $100 go the farthest?

Cost of Living in the U.S. per $100

Via Vox’s Content Marketing 101 headline “70 Maps That Explain America,” and in turn this post, here’s a general idea of what $100 (national average) will get you in each state in the union:

Start thinking about “connectional intelligence”

Connectional Intelligence

Basically, networking sucks — to the point that often the best advice to “network better” is actually to “stop networking.” There are a myriad of reasons for that, not the least of which is networking feels like a game that can… Continue Reading


Maybe funny is the new sexy

Make Your Partner Laugh

97% of single women consider having a sense of humor just as important as physical attractiveness these days, eh? Nice. Continue Reading

Move from “storytelling” to “story-making” in your branding and marketing

Storytelling vs. Story-Making

Goes something like this, I think: Old idea: Everything comes back to storytelling; that’s what the brain resonates around. If you’re in marketing, that’s what you should do. That’s essentially the keynote of most every marketing conference since 2009, and… Continue Reading

If you’re an idiot, you probably think you’re a genius

Kruger Dunning Effect and Incompetence

Cue it up: This finding was not a quirk of trying to measure subjective sense of humour. The researchers repeated the experiment, only this time with tests of logical reasoning and grammar. These disciplines have defined answers, and in each… Continue Reading

“Loyalty company” and “company with loyalty program” = different

Customer Loyalty vs. Loyalty Company

This about sums it up. Here’s a story from a couple of years ago: when my wife and I were dating, we drove up the Mississippi from Jacksonville to Minneapolis. Ironically, two years after that trip, we ended up living… Continue Reading

We should let adults embrace the idea of “play.”

Adults need to play as well

Maturity and professionalism are a thing, yes, but … if we let people “play” at work, we could achieve so much. Continue Reading

How “the latitude of acceptance” explains change at work

Latitude of Acceptance

Here’s how to conceptualize the idea of a “latitude of acceptance.” Take any idea that has two distinct sides. There’s a cluster of people all the way at one end (“Abortion is terrible!”), then a cluster of people all the way… Continue Reading