March 16, 2010

Not Reading The Paper

Yesterday I was with three very smart guys, whose bread-and-butter is to live in the hot-core center of their markets. I was a little skittish; I’d […]
January 27, 2010

Why I Pay Money to Leave My Business Once a Month

It’s so easy to get stuck in the muck. Email is too easy to blame; there’s so many sources of drama and distraction in running a […]
January 19, 2010

You Quit?

Picture this: Your firm gets acquired. You have 5 days to sign a non-compete. And you don’t want to work at the acquirer. So what do […]
January 15, 2010

Launching a New Product

A young friend is launching a new product. Props to him – 27 years old, just back from the Peace Corps, and convinced that his invention […]
January 13, 2010

Why We’re Signing off Email

We pulled the plug. Starting last week, in fact. Every Wednesday, from 1-5, there’s no email at Corporate Ink. Why? Because email is overwhelming. Distracting. And […]
December 4, 2009

Local court clerk steals $2 million in cash

So that’s today’s story in the Boston Globe – with more questions than answers. First, it seems the clerk, 38-year-old Marie Morey, has worked there since […]
November 24, 2009

Teaching Yoga

Why it’s so important to do things you’ve never done before: I decided to take a part-time job. Not exactly a job. More of a passion, […]
November 18, 2009

Bravo for Trying

In a small firm, we know a lot about each other’s lives. Who got a dog, who likes their in-laws, who just bought a house and […]
October 26, 2009

First Page of 1,000-Page Novel

How’s this for a Monday afternoon project:  Write the first page of a 1,000 page novel. What would you say? Where would you begin? Or how […]