My work these days takes me from New York to Washington, D.C. every month.
Some commuter friends from Jersey and Philly were lamenting how New York City’s Pennsylvania Station, once among the world’s grandest railroad stations, had become the Seventh Circle of Hell.
I recently helped a talented friend develop a plan to raise his professional game, rally his colleagues and make a bigger impact toward his company’s goals. A lot of our planning focused on prioritizing, positioning and communicating (my bias, or strength, I suppose).
One side effect of the publishing industry’s reinvention is that a lot of its professionals are transitioning into marketing, where there’s a growing demand for writing and editing skills.
Social media and public digital presence have created environments where what you do or say have a greater likelihood to spread like wildfire.
I acquired some cool new tech gadgets in 2013. Most gadgets were iterative improvements — like my Macbook Air laptop and an HTC One smart phone.
Lego sets are awesome. I loved them as a kid, and now my kids love them. And that makes me love them all over again.
But Lego sets have changed.