Not That You Asked

Stories. Observations. Pet peeves. Brassy, breezy—often funny, sometimes serious—always fast and edgy. A shot of whiskey in a white wine spritzer world.

Society & Culture
Personal Journals
1
An Example of Opportunistic Thinking
6 min
2
Interviewing with Billie Jean King
11 min
3
Breaking New Ground with the Cultural Sector
8 min
4
Moving Up, and Then Out, at the NBA
9 min
5
An Early Humiliation
5 min
6
Re-Air: Simplicity
3 min
7
Re-Air: Dreams Not Required
4 min
8
Re-Air: Three Rules to Get Ahead
4 min
9
Re-Air: Selling
4 min
10
Re-Air: Talk is Cheap, Especially When You Don’...
2 min
11
Rope A Dope
A story about the garden, boxing and Muhammad Ali.
7 min
12
Rudy, Cigars and Me.
6 min
13
A Spa Date with Bush Senior
5 min
14
Al Gore and The Shirt Off My Back
3 min
15
Early Mistakes
First impressions count!
6 min
16
The Worm Turns
Change is inevitable.
8 min
17
The Five Dollar Special
My first stripe in selling.
6 min
18
At Their Mercy
The Good. The Bad. The Ugly.
3 min
19
Encounter Groups, Old Cadillacs, Elvis and the ...
8 min
20
Ok Boomer
7 min
21
Does this bother you too?
3 min
22
Words & Phrases
3 min
23
Roots
3 min
24
The Art of Naming
4 min
25
Who is Bill Goldstein?
5 min
26
Bye-bye books. Terrible stuff.
3 min
27
Business Guideposts - The Big Four
3 min
28
Boats and Fish
2 min
29
Fall Traditions
3 min
30
Business with Friends and Family
3 min
31
No Roadmap? No Problem.
4 min
32
Biz Tips - No Excuses
Speed v. Direction Mentors
3 min
33
What Sells: Service / Convenience
4 min
34
Be Careful What You Wish For
Catering to badly spoiled CEO clients rarely came with a reckoning. But every once in a while ...
4 min
35
Time Management
3 min
36
The Men in Blue
6 min
37
Guns, A Way Forward
A possible resolution to the gun controversy in America.
3 min
38
How Much Is That Doggie in the Window.
4 min
39
Push Back on Push Back
4 min
40
The Boston Accent
1 min
41
Ler Car
2 min
42
Three Rules to Get Ahead
4 min
43
Sports Teams: Names and Championship
3 min
44
Internships
5 min
45
Selling
4 min
46
Manhattan: A Riddle
10 min
47
Education: What’s Wrong and How To Fix It
8 min
48
Restaurants & Proper Hospitality
7 min
49
Skip the Funeral
5 min
50
Two Household Appliances. Two Problems. Two Ans...
4 min
51
Talking in Public. Time for New Rules.
3 min
52
Talk is Cheap, Especially When You Don’t Have S...
2 min
53
Speck in the Sea and the Power of Positive Thin...
4 min
54
Kissinger/Vidal/Mason: Instructive Vignettes
2 min
55
Innovation: From Whence It Comes
5 min
56
The Hamptons: Uncovered & Understood
A few tips from a Hamptons veteran on how to joyfully navigate the summer crush.
5 min