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Don’t Be Liked…Be Likeable!

Don’t Be Liked…Be Likeable!

“Some persons are likeable in spite of their unswerving integrity.”

–         Don Marquis

“What’s wrong with being liked?” you ask. Well, there’s nothing inherently bad about being liked but in this age of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Snapchat, Instagram, Pinterest and on and on…striving to be “liked” has become an unhealthy social obsession. Read More »

Optimism Redefined

Optimism Redefined

We’ve all heard of the question/expression: “Is the glass half empty or half full?” It’s an old idiom and one that I was not easily able to find the definitive origin for (in the limited time that I spent “Googling” the topic) but we all know the punch line to this question: That is, the supposed “pessimists” of the world see the glass as “half empty” and the supposed “optimists” of the world, of course, see the glass as “half full.” Read More »

The Low Cost of Failure

The Low Cost of Failure

The media loves to tell us stories about the “high cost of failure” – think, Lehman Brothers bankruptcy at about $619 billion dollars (2008), BP’s Deepwater Horizon Gulf of Mexico oil spill at about $65 billion dollars (2010 to present), Yahoo’s total compensation paid to Marissa Mayer for failing to turn the company around at about $137 million dollars (2012 to present), etc. Indeed, the media can keep such stories alive for many months (and sometimes for years) which has the collective effect of lowering our individual appetites to incur risk. Read More »