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Can you remember the (first) time you fell in love? That's an example of reaching beyond what psychologists call our "ego boundaries." We feel at one with our romantic partner and we care for them. We enlarge ourselves by reaching beyond ourselves. Show More Summary

Debtors Prisons in Kentucky & Other Horrors of the Justice System

"An' for each unharmful, gentle soul misplaced inside a jail An' we gazed upon the chimes of freedom flashing" -Bob Dylan Several years ago, a police court judge we will call Billy T. was presiding and threw a man in jail for not paying his bills. Show More Summary

Can Shopping Help Anxiety? The Psychology Behind Retail Therapy

Most people are guilty of emotional spending at one time or another. Whether you partake in retail therapy while you're sad, angry, or happy, you are bound to end up with some unneeded items and an empty wallet. So why do we spend to...Show More Summary

The Deficit Is Down and the Deficit Hawks Are Furious

Last week the Congressional Budget Office reported that the deficit for the 2014 fiscal year that just ended was $460 billion, considerably lower than they had previously projected. This puts the deficit at 2.7 percent of GDP. At that...Show More Summary

Why and How to Eliminate Mortgage Charges by Third Parties

In a recent article I proposed that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac be removed from limbo and given a new mission: to create a better primary mortgage market. Among other things, this would include the elimination of third party settlement costs. Show More Summary

Asking Is the Issue! Why the Microsoft CEO Really Blew It

Satya Nadella really blew it. And it's not that he stumbled over an issue. He crashed into the issue for women and negotiation. The Microsoft CEO really stepped in the mud at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing. He was asked his advice for women who are uncomfortable asking for a raise. Show More Summary

Conversational Blind Spots at Work

Twenty-eight years ago I began my first experiment in what I call conversational intelligence. I was hired by Union Carbide to work with 17 high-powered sales executives in danger of losing a bid for a key contract. My job was to figure...Show More Summary

The Dangers of Board Micromanagement

Accepted View of Micromanagement: "...Directors spend more time with the details of the operations instead of planning its short-term and long-term growth strategies...." ( The Need for a Micromanaging Board Board micromanagement is an appropriate approach when either a nonprofit or for-profit is in a start-up stage. Show More Summary

5 Reasons Working Families Need Work Flexibility

When we launched the movement 1 Million for Work Flexibility last October, our timing wasn't coincidental: National Work and Family Month is the perfect moment to shine a spotlight on work flexibility. As we mark our first anniversary,...Show More Summary

Interview With Social Media Advertising Strategist, Daniel Reed

As a club promoter in Baltimore, Daniel Reed quickly learned how powerful of a marketing tool social media can be. After reaching out to his thousands of followers on various sites, he saw dance floors become more crowded than they had...Show More Summary

Amazon: Broadband to Broadway

Digital is everything...but not everything is digital. Those who have followed my Ramble know this is my mantra and soap box to expose what I have labeled digibabble - that is, the use of digital ideas, terminology or positioning toShow More Summary

Survivorship Bias and Hungry, Hungry Hippos

When Tim Ferriss or Seth Godin write and release a book in a new and different way, of course it's going to do well. They're Tim and Seth! They have massive audiences (which I'm happily part of), chomping at the bit to consume whatever they create. Survivorship bias has nothing to do with the TV show, Survivor. Show More Summary

How to Stop Doing it All and Take 100% Control Over Your Business and What YOU Do in It!

Do you wake up excited for the business day ahead? Do you relish the opportunities you'll have to use your unique skills, live your purpose, and contribute by making a positive impact on your company and your customers? If that doesn't exactly sum it up for you, you may not be playing your ideal role in your own business. Show More Summary

Hashtags Are the New Jingle!

I have spent the year obsessed with Instagram and have learned a lot about how hashtags are used for listening, connecting, sharing and engaging inside of Instagram. This is an extension to my past obsessions of living inside of Facebook and Twitter since 2006. Show More Summary

The Age of Vulnerability

NEW YORK -- Two new studies show, once again, the magnitude of the inequality problem plaguing the United States. The first, the U.S. Census Bureau's annual income and poverty report, shows that, despite the economy's supposed recovery from the Great Recession, ordinary Americans' incomes continue to stagnate. Show More Summary

Would You Want to Work in a Fear- or Freedom-Led Workplace?

Ten years ago I'd had enough of London agency life and all the nonsense around it ?-- ?too many egos, middle-men and pointless campaigns. Rather than stick around and moan about it, I decided to hook up with an old school friend with a view to doing things differently. Show More Summary

Defining My Own Success in a Hyper Successful Family

"You have to want success more than you want to breathe." That's what she told me when I called her last week in tears. My Mom, so full of inspiration. I found myself sharing similar tears a day later, after my weekly call with a devout volunteer and ambassador for Topless. Show More Summary

The King of Credit Card Fraud

This guy made credit card crime look so easy that it can tempt a financially strapped, law-abiding citizen into repeating the same kind of crimes -- if he had the intelligence to do so. But too bad for cyber crook Albert Gonzalez, because...Show More Summary

The New Global Leader, Part IX: Dian Alyan, Building Homes and Futures for Orphans around the World

Born in Takengon, Central Aceh, Indonesia, Dian Alyan has lived a richly rewarding global life as a brilliant student, world traveler and highly successful executive at Procter & Gamble. After tragically losing 40 relatives in the deadly...Show More Summary

Workplace Bully -- So Not Cool!

Nobody needs to put up with humiliation, offensive behavior, and intimidation that cause distressing situations. Repetitive instances, which are 'tolerated' eventually shapes a workplace environment and causes desensitization to theShow More Summary

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