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Lessons from the Road

Helmet time often produces deep thought. On my motorcycle for 40 days this summer, I had a lot of helmet time.

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Management Secrets of the Grateful Dead

I was never a Deadhead but the MBA in me perked up at this article's title in The Atlantic. Not one to tinker with perfection, I kept it for this blog post.

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An Effective Apology

I remember when my elder son was about four or five and learning to say all the wrong things. One day he stomped into my room, ranting a string of expletives about his brother. He stopped mid rant, clapped his hand to his mouth, looked me in the eye and said "I'm sorry, Mom, my mouth was on fire."

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Low-Jargon Financial Blogs & Newsletters

I write blogs and newsletters for attorneys, advisors and accountants. These professionals often need to provide complex information without making their clients' eyes glaze over.

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Multi-tasking

At the risk of sounding antisocial, I wonder why texting and driving can't be an acquired skill. The brain is capable of so many things, why not this? In July 2009 a new computer AAA Foundation released a new computer program designed to help Baby Boomers retrain their brains and delay the impact of aging.

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Books in Queue

I'm a book lush. My reading aspirations, however, always outstrip my productivity. Here are a couple of books that have my attention. First, Cheap: The High Cost of Discount Culture. Second, To Serve God and Wal-Mart. I'd love to hear from anyone who's read them.

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Next Q: Online/Offline

Continuing the series of Q&A: What goes online and in print varies from a person to person and must align with industry norms. For example, when I ran an environmental contracting business my market was general contractors with public-bid jobs. Contractors are low-tech, and expect bids to be FAXED, not emailed. Most of them have Yahoo or Hotmail accounts and a LIGHT web presence if any.

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Straight Talk on Compensation

The Times' reporter said to "Check the legitimacy of planners’ credentials, and ask them to sign a fiduciary oath, promising to act in your best interests at all times. And read every word of every account statement. If you see something, say something. You should never be confused by jargon, strange numbers or anything else on your statements."

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More Word Cloud Love

As a student of whole-brain communications I love a good word cloud. Here's one from today's presidential speech in Cairo.

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Compassion Fatigue

As a ghostwriter with financial services clients, I stay abreast of developments in their professional publications. Ran across an article in Investment News on consumer-focused financial planners' mental health challenges during this Great Recession.

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