Dream On

The movie Sing came out late last year, and there is a scene where the Gorilla covers Dream On. This got me thinking. It’s been years since I hit play on one of Aerosmith’s signature songs, recorded prior to 1980. Few realize the song was on the band’s first album, debuting in 1973 (it’s been rereleased multiple times). Eminem […]

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Negotiation Class Notes

These were notes from a negotiation class I took years ago. Thought they were worth keeping: All Negotiations Have Structure: It’s important to build coalitions and identify structure in any negotiation. Structure Shapes Strategy: Be flexible, carefully assess potential outcomes. Never say no. Structure Can Be Shaped: Constantly give action times, give and take exercise. […]

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The Grunge Gods

On May 17th, Chris Cornell decided to take his life. He will be missed, and I, like many others, know that this one hurts. He was different, pushing music forward with Soundgarden, Audioslave, and his own work. Yes, the Grunge Gods are dwindling. Deep voice. Edge. Rasp. Screech above the guitar and drums. I grew […]

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Dust Storm

As I was driving down a Mid-Western Highway, the tornado siren roared. The sky became brown dirt. The wind howled. I had my wife check her phone, and a storm approached. But no tornado. This was different. It was a true dust storm. A rare weather event in this part of the world. The wind […]

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Maintenance

My kid’s bycicle seat had this awful squeak. With each turn of the pedal, it groaned and creaked. So, I asked, “How long has the neighborhood been able to hear you coming? And how do you ride that?” Then, I was reminded that it had (1) creaked for weeks, and (2) I was asked to […]

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Gates Paraphrased Advice

This is paraphrased from Bill Gates' Twitter feed. Here we go: New college grads often ask me for career advice … AI, energy, and biosciences are promising fields where you can make a huge impact. It's what I would do if starting out today. Looking back on when I left college, there are some things […]

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