Conversation Tip from Medici: Masters of Florence

April 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

There’s nothing like sharing an obsession to bring a couple closer. It was my handsome husband who got me hooked on Medici: Masters of Florence. Yes I watched all 8 episodes last week-end and remain obsessed with Cosimo and Contessina. This is not really a spoiler. In episode 3, or maybe 4, in a flashback young […]


25 Ways to Raise the Bar at Work …. on the Fun Metric!

April 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

Did you ever think if you had the right job, or the right business, you’d be engaged and enjoy each day? If you’re self employed, do you envy people who get regular paychecks? If you’re a cubicle inhabitant, do you envy entrepreneurs?


Don’t feel bad about the envy, it’s sending you a message. That message is not necessarily about changing your job; it’s about expanding your enjoyment at work. Seriously.


What is it about work that’s annoying? Let us list the ways:



Turn the Switch from Crankypants to Cheerful

April 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

My client, a physician, showed up an hour late to our training session. If you work with physicians, their work often makes them late for things. Yet it really ticked me off.  Yesterday I had an unpleasant meeting in which someone I had trusted disappointed me. Adding salt to the wound it’s Lent and I have done […]


3 Tips for Crafting a Compelling Data Story (CDS)

March 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

How much do we love thee, Data? Let me count the ways. Actually, this relationship reminds me of Count Vronsky and Anna Karenina. Like the tormented relationship between Vronsky and Anna, the love affair between business and data doesn’t always end well. For all the talk of “data-driven decisions,” having data is not the same as presenting an […]


5 Things La La Land Got Right

March 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

Films about the film industry win Oscars. Lots of them. La La Land is no exception (Best Director, Best Actress, Best Original Song, Best Achievement in Cinematography, Best Achievement in Production Design, Best Original Score.) There is so much to love about this movie, even if you hate the ending. Especially cool is it that Ryan Gosling […]