There are two types of negotiation. The kind where you don’t care what kind of reputation you’re creating, like a hostage negotiation. The other kind of negotiation is when you’re negotiating prices and terms with people that you’re eventually going to have to work with.
You might be pleased to know that, through a connection in the NSA — where I almost went to work several years ago, but that’s another story — I have managed to obtain an advanced, “beta” copy of the new SAT test.
When business called Tink back to Los Angeles, he decided to take the opportunity to have his annual check-up. When it ended, he called home.
It’s not that I don’t enjoy those actors’ work or admire their talent. I do. I have no problem going to see their movies. I’ll just skip the annual, sanctimonious propaganda fest known as the Academy Awards.
Walking for exercise was the farthest thing from Frank Sharp’s mind until about five years ago.
The big question — How would I want this handled if I were on the other side? — doesn’t simplify problems, it illuminates their complexity, which is exactly what is required to solve them.
They listened and learned from those who went before them and when you think about it, that’s a pretty wise way to learn about things like long, hard, cold winters.
With mid-term elections still more than eight months off, this column might be premature. Then again, I’m already hearing political ads on the radio, so maybe my timing isn’t so bad — especially since I hope to start a grass-roots movement.
While the Gwinnett Public Library is celebrating Read Across America Week with songs, games and visits from the Cat in the Hat, I thought I’d celebrate by sharing readers’ response to the column I’d written about books a few weeks back.
My Daddy told me: “Choose a side. It’s despicable to see someone who is mealy mouthed and doesn’t stand for one side or the other.”
If you ask people what they want for their children, most will tell you that they just want their kids to grow up to be happy.
Susan Larson spotlights a local dress consignment shop.
One thing I have found to be mostly true, as true as any rule can be, is that in the South, you are either proud or humble. There is very little in-between.
If this column seems a bit iffy, feel free to blame it on my lack of exercise.
Personally, and in business, mastering people skills is life’s big difference-maker. It’s not easy, but important skills are rarely intuitive. Mastering the art of winning people over is the difference between being surrounded by support and enthusiasm versus having do everything on your own.
Health and Wellness
- ARORA: National Osteopathic Medicine Week a good chance to learn about GA-PCOM
- THOMAS: Sebelius is the definition of a scapegoat
- G-Braves to support National Alopecia Areata Foundation
- Dental centers offering free oral cancer screenings
- PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE: Dental help at Good Samaritan Center
- Weekly restaurant health inspections for April 14
- New electrophysiology labs expand Gwinnett Medical's cardiac services
- HEALTH BRIEFS: Gwinnett Medical enters into trauma management agreement
- Weekly restaurant health inspections for April 6
- Pollen count skyrockets to 'extremely high' 2,722
Home and Garden
- DALY: What do the numbers on the fertilizer bag mean?
- DALY: Not all lawn grasses are created equal
- Gwinnett Tech schedules spring plant sale
- DALY: Georgia Gold Medal Plants are a great addition to the home landscape
- Environmental Center hosts 'Grow your own' festival
- DALY: Even with warmer weather, a late season freeze still possible
- DALY: Although attractive, cherry trees do not perform well in our climate
- DALY: Japanese maples make great specimen plants
- WIGGINS: Some ideas on how to grow green this year
- DALY: Now is the time to prevent summer weeds in lawns
- BUCK'S BYTES: Simple tech is often good tech
- BUCK'S BYTES: Should electrical wiring, lights still be so old school?