You don’t get a work life and a home life. You get one life. Don’t waste it trying to achieve balance.
For many years, I worked for a crazy person. Her name is Lisa, and for a decade she was the worst boss I ever had. I confess; I’m recovering overbooked entrepreneur, the terrible boss was me.
The next time you want to make a point, consider using a story. And if you need some extra exaggeration, to make it more interesting, you can borrow some from my family.
Ideas, even good ones, will fail. Companies will be purchased, and sold. Relationships will change. There are two choices, you can wish for what was. Or you can reinvent yourself to deal with what is.
If we continue to reward test scores, we’ll continue to get cheating. But if we decide that we, the American people care passionately about learning, we’ll create a system that inspires our students and teachers to feel the same way.
My friend who is a divorce lawyer says, “Most marriage failures are not the result of infidelity, substance abuse or in-laws. Most marriage failures are the result of selfishness.”
Which circles us back to the leadership question of the day – do you have a noble purpose? Or do you just sell stuff?
Success or failure is never one thing; it’s lots of things.
Life is short. Meaningful human interaction is an excellent way to spend our limited time on this earth.
World travel enlarges people. It’s a big wide world, the more you see of it, the more you appreciate it.
We humans have cast our lot together. Trusting each other is the only way we’re going to get anything done.
Your life is a series of moments. You can enjoy them, or you can wish them away. It’s your choice.
Here’s the thing I’ve learned: funerals matter. When a friend helps you through a funeral, you never forget it.
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.
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.