Get more business momentum

I preach and shout about the power of attention, only because I realize its delicious effects in my own life. The personality tests I’ve taken corroborate the observations I’ve made of my behavior over time: I am inclined to be a creator and innovator, the mad-scientist type with a messy desk pushing the envelope to […]

The story behind more money in your pocket

Humans are suckers for a good story. Fiction, biographies, movies, Netflix documentaries… People gobble this stuff up. Why? Sure, there is a distraction element to it: you can momentarily forget your own problems when you watch a horror movie about a girl trapped in a house fleeing a killer. But there’s much more to it […]

When form matters more than content

I went to the barber shop this morning and this old guy Ray is cutting my hair. Ray has been cutting hair for more than 50 years. And as you might imagine, the guy is really a pro at making small talk. Normally, I hate small talk. And today Ray asks me, he says: “Doing […]

Denni on Denni

I recently finished reading Burton on Burton, a collection of interviews given by film director Tim Burton. I’ve been a fan of his movies for a while. Particularly Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure and Edward Scissorhands impacted me as a kid. You get to wondering what makes a person like that tick. A few years back, while […]

The story you leave behind

My wife is about to give birth to our new daughter, any day now. She will be our fourth, and final, daughter. And it gets me thinking about being a dad and the kind of life I want for my daughters. And I realize, I don’t want any specific “kind” of life for them. I […]