Business CommunicationsEditing

Updated: Jul 6 If you’re an editor, a marketing manager or a collaborator who’s worked with me, the clarity and succinctness of my writing has made your job easier. Admit it. You may even think I’m talented. But here’s the… Continue Reading…

Business CommunicationsCommunicationWriting

Updated: Jul 6 The ability to write well is scandalously undervalued. Both the benefits of quality writing and the economic costs of poor writing are underestimated by organizations of all sizes. Although I’ve written about this before, I thought using… Continue Reading…

CommunicationWriting

The drawn-out email. The flowery, keyword-dense blog intro with no substance. The rambling, 550-page novel that lacks continuity. The podcast with 20 minutes of information crammed into 45 minutes. The 120-slide business pitch. These things suck. I’ll soon revisit this… Continue Reading…

Mom

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What’s something your mom used to say that you live your life by? I’ve reflected on this in anticipation of Mother’s Day and thought I’d share some of the enduring and positive things Mom has taught me. Boredom vs. Autonomy… Continue Reading…

Business CommunicationsCommunicationWriting

Updated: Apr 27 He’s the worst roommate you ever had. He leaves dishes in the sink and never vacuums. He has to be asked five times to square up on his share of each month’s utility bill. He spills bong… Continue Reading…

Business CommunicationsCommunicationWriting

With writing, as with so many other disciplines, it’s easy to spot others’ mistakes but hard to recognize our own. Nobody realizes when he or she is coming across as an amateur, but there are introspective tools you can use… Continue Reading…

Business CommunicationsCommunicationStorytelling

If facts are the backbone of a well-crafted argument or pitch, stories are the heart. We greatly overestimate the extent to which facts and logic influence those around us. This misconception is reflected in the language used in board meetings,… Continue Reading…