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Dealing With Despair in Day-to-Day Leadership Life

Befriending the occasional dark reality that can open creative doors Intellectually, I knew it was likely to happen. And still, I was emotionally caught off guard. My morning had gone great—teaching about ecosystems at ZingTrain’s ZingPosium. Then, later that afternoon I looked at the news. My stomach sank. My spirits went into the tank. If you’re […]

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More Thoughts on the Positive Power of Marketing

Doing marketing with dignity makes a big difference In the back of Seth Godin’s book The Icarus Deception, he includes what he calls, “An Artist’s Abecedary.” I didn’t know what the word meant, but as per what I wrote last week, Seth’s work led me effectively towards some good learning. “Abecedary,” I now know, is Middle English […]

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A Very Special Cold Brew from the Coffee Company

A unique process makes for a marvelously magical flavor! If you’re looking for a good way to wake up and fight the summer heat, pick up a bottle or six of this super tasty, very special Cold Brew from the Coffee Company. More and more people have told me they keep it regularly stocked in their fridge […]

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Marketing as a Leadership Act

Why making a difference is as important as making a sale This past Monday, June 27, was the 153rd anniversary of Emma Goldman’s birth. Emma was born in Lithuania, the same small country that’s now the home of artist and author Monika Vaicenavičienė (author of What Is a River?), about whom I wrote a few weeks ago. […]

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An Invitation to a Wonderful Zingerman’s Week in Ireland

Only seven seats remain as I write It’s been over 30 years since I went alone to Ireland for the first time. I knew very little about the country, I had no friends or food producers there to call on, and, back before the world of the web was the norm, I had very little […]

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Tiny Weddings at Cornman Farms

Four days of small ceremonies with big significance! What sort of wedding one hopes for is, like our standards of great finance, mostly about what we want, not what others will think we should do. The answer to that question is certainly up to you. We love to host big weddings at Cornman Farms and we’ll be […]

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