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When Your Office Might Burn Down

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The recent Northern California fires were frightening.  The damage is heartbreaking and in the area, no one is untouched.  I know because I have an office in the Calistoga area, which was heavily damaged.   The office did not burn but as the fire approached decisions were at hand.  What is important?  What should I take […]

Only Until I Am Thirty Years Old

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The same declaration has been repeated to me in New York City, in rural Montana, in suburban San Francisco and lots of other places. The people who make the declaration are all in their early twenties and full of vim and vinegar. The statement is, “I am only going to do this until I am thirty years […]

About that Reputation

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A new job title is being bantered about. The title is interesting and the concept sounds good. The job is – CHIEF REPUTATION OFFICER. I am intrigued. Someone needs to be in charge of an organization’s reputation. Sometimes it’s not clear who that might be. Sometimes it is clear that it’s not the CEO. In fact, lately, it seems that some […]