Proposing Egon’s Law

The quote below was attributed to Harold Ramis shortly after his passing. It sums up my outlook on life pretty well and I think it’s one that, given a critical mass, could make the world a better place for all.
I propose that the concept of an other-focused, supportive perspective leading to generative, mutually-beneficial outcomes henceforth be referred to as Egon’s Law. (more…)

It’s Labor Day. Time to re-evaluate your “career path”

I just read an interesting post that was shared by Carol Sanford (One of my favorite thinkers.) on Twitter earlier today.

The manifesto Carol shared asks us to purposefully look at our careers not from the perspective of a defined path, but from that of broad possibilities.  This got me to thinking of the idealized career path of a prior generation.

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Yesterday’s Career Path

The old goal, find a steady job with a steady firm has fallen by the wayside.  The treadmill of change was stuck in neutral for a while, but it’s back on and picking up speed these days.  Very few of us will have long-term careers with a single company now.  This brings us to what I see as today’s career path.


Are you ready to “Embrace the shake?”

I had the pleasure of meeting Phil Hansen (@Philinthecircle) at the recent Sustainable Brands conference in San Diego. Phil is an artist who had to overcome, well, I should probably leave the story to him. I’ll just say that I was inspired by his talk, and that I think you’ll come away from watching this with a new perspective on limits.

Time for the 5 R’s (Reading, Writing, Reflecting, Renewing and Rejoicing)

I’m fortunate enough to be on vacation this week and will be making time to do more of the things which matter the most. I hope you’re getting ready for a bit of spring renewal as well as I think this year will be a bit of a slog. Here’s a hope for a turn towards political middle ground as we’ve had anything but that over the past few years and we’ve seen where that has gotten us.

When Should We Worry?

I had an interesting exchange this week with Dave Gray on Twitter this week (Check out Dave’s site for insightful analysis on a variety of interesting topics:, which reminded me of something I have intended to post for a while, my rule of thumb on when to worry.  Here’s the mental Read more…