Our country, society, religion, family all the way down to a brotherly pact is built on this. Who are YOU to stop the tradition? What ego must you carry to say, “nope, this is not how I (I) (ME) (MYSELF) choose to live.” Terrell Owens doesn’t show up to Canton for his induction to the Football HOF – the commentaries erupt. Baseball institutes instant replay, the traditionalists lash out. Is this not progression of the game’s fairness? My family ditches Turkey for brisket, people scoff. Is the family not still together remaining thankful? When there is a deeper meaning to a tradition, the mechanics may change but the roots of the tradition remain in bedrock.Read More
Sometimes I'll write about work, other times I'll write about you. Trust that I won't ever write about my time spent on the couch (reserved only for football Sundays).
The only manifestation of true home in the network effect is to look longitudinally, latitudinally, depthwise and then create a 4th dimension of our consciousness and recognize we can establish a new sense of place.Read More
You know that exit off the highway that you would have no reason to get off or that part of the city that you only drive through on your way to your final destination? You know that corner retail lot that has the right mix of crappy fast food joints, dry cleaner, liquor store, UPS and that family business that's been around for way too long - you just can't comprehend how they're still in business? 9pm, on a nondescript Wednesday, what's happening over on that parcel?Read More
The next time you find yourself in Russia, don’t be shocked to see a guy in Moscow walking around in Bonobos chinos donning a pair of tefillin. In fact, an entire suitcase of North American goodies is food for feasting for some lucky guy somewhere in Moscow. While snow is par for the course in Moscow, a bomb cyclone is another type of beast. January 4th was the right wintery mix to throw everything into a whirlwind of a cyclone.Read More
Preparing for your interviews your senior year at Penn State you ran through the rigor of mock interviews and scripted lines that sounded appealing to the business world. At 22, your mom handed you your 5 suits from Jos A Bank, you pick the bland one, straightened your tie that you had your fraternity brother teach you how to knot and you went to the career fair to interview as if you were on a lazy susan table. You were asked to regurgitate your back story, your school involvement and your career plan. “What’s your five year plan?” The question that we all prepared for, the question that we all have an answer for, the question that none of us truly know.Read More