Monday, October 25, 2010

It was a Facebook message telling me that she had breast cancer.   I cried – hard.  It had been years since Janet and I had seen each other. We reconnected on Facebook to talk about our upcoming high school reunion just a few months away.  We grew up together – and were best friends from nursery school through high school and spent many hours talking about our futures. Then went off into the world and lost touch.  Years later – here we are again talking about our future Only this time breast cancer is part of the conversation.

Monday, October 11, 2010

What do you want from me?

I was talking with a friend of mine who is struggling with a tough decision.  He began volunteering for an organization that he believes in – yet he is discouraged by the experience and is thinking that he may have to resign from serving on their Board.   So what went wrong?  The answer is a simple one – yet not an uncommon one. 

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Why Take the High Road

Competition has been a recurring theme in my conversations with small business this week.  Specifically what to do when the competition appears to be doing everything to drive business away from you and to them.