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Write out your terms

Write out your terms in a negotiation. You can take your time and understand what you want. When you’re ready, you can send it to the other party. I wrote the following message in Word to the business broker for an ice cream and candy shop in Jackson,...

Wear your brand

Wear your brand if you want to get noticed. That saying seems trite, but a recent encounter reinforced its value to me. I was sitting at a table outside Mendocino Farms in Sacramento waiting for my lunch and my subcontractor. As I checked my phone, I heard a voice:...

Finding better noise

Tuning out distractions is hard. Television and the web distract us easily. It’s easy to turn off the television but I work on a computer most of the day, so I find myself visiting social media websites often without thinking about it. I walk around my...

I’m officially vaccinated

I’m officially vaccinated. That is, as of May 4 I exited the two-week vaccine growth period and now I’m protected against COVID-19. As someone who gets a lot of shots, getting shots for COVID-19 was just one more thing. The process also went about as...

Getting past hidden faces

Getting past hidden faces an opportunity for your brand. That sounds a bit strange, doesn’t it? Prosopagnosia is the term for face blindness. Some people, including famous people, deal with it. During this public health emergency, we all have issues recognizing...

Finding the right helpers

Finding the right helpers for you is always important, no matter if it’s a doctor, solar company, or website designer. I was reminded of this, once again, on a recent trip to see a doctor. I saw a neurologist at Stanford a few days ago. And I left frustrated....