Newsletter Nº83

"One of the key underlying principles of swear words is that they work as a sort of linguistic weapon which automatically triggers negative emotions in the brain of the listener," – Philip Seargeant in a post on Strong Language, a blog dedicated to swearing cited in...

Newsletter Nº82

I just read about Earl Tate. He is a volunteer crossing guard that has made generations of kids smile in Wilmington, Delaware.   He has been watching over an intersection in northeast Wilmington every school day for 19 years. He does it for free, and he loves...

Newsletter Nº81

Learning the hard way & not listening when you should are common mistakes. Whether it's burning 10 million dollars in a startup or burning down your house trying to kill bees with fire. Before they even picked up the match, I bet people urged them to...

Newsletter Nº80

February was a busy month! March will be even more bananas! 🍌 🍌 🍌   I’ve been waxing poetic in these introductory paragraphs & getting great feedback.   More below...

Newsletter Nº79

"It is even better to act quickly and err than to hesitate until the time of action is past." - Carl von Clausewitz I say when in doubt, lead it out almost daily. It's the rhyming version of ship it! Whether it's a decisive moment in...

Newsletter Nº78

Sometimes you’re the hammer & sometimes you’re the fail. We don’t always nail all our projects here at Twotone but incrementally we do learn & step up our game each week. We call each other out and count on our clients to do the same. Turning...

Newsletter Nº77

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving." Albert Einstein got a few things right in his day not the least of which winning the Nobel Prize for Physics. His analogy for cycling and life is a favorite of mine....

Newsletter Nº76

From large-scale strategic discussions to day-to-day office interactions, conflict avoidance can sometimes be the main obstacle blocking your path to progress. Ok, then what?   More below...

Newsletter Nº75

What. A. Week. Last time I mentioned Trump I found I had some supporters subscribed. I was elated. Ok, we lost some subscribers but encountering & engaging pro-Trump people in Holland is nearly impossible. (everyone has seen this right?)   More below...

Newsletter Nº74

Spoiler alert: It’s not about outdoing someone. It’s about outdoing yourself. This talk is a rerun of issue 71’s theme & the Sinek talk featured in issue 70 but worth underscoring. I was reminded of this by two recent revues from Nalden & James Costa.   More below...