That which we worship

“What people revere, they resemble, either for ruin or for restoration.” - Greg Beale The word "worship" most often has a religious connotation. But we can revere, adore, exalt, venerate and glorify many things beyond whatever concept of a Higher Power we have (or don't). We can worship money. We can worship being right. We … Continue reading That which we worship

Predictable crises

When someone we care about fails to admit they have a serious problem and fails to do the work to remedy it, are we shocked when they eventually experience the consequences of their addictive or dysfunctional behavior? Are we surprised one little bit when a brand facing stiff competition and highly disruptive forces finds itself … Continue reading Predictable crises

The price of waiting

It's typically not difficult to calculate the cost of starting something, of moving ahead, of taking the plunge. Perhaps it's a new IT project or a marketing test. Possibly it's a decision to try a pilot concept or invest in a promising technology. Or maybe we're considering taking the next big step in a hopeful … Continue reading The price of waiting

Whataboutery

Lately it seems like some people are all about whataboutism. As just one high profile example, when the President of the United States is challenged on wrongdoing in his administration, his immediate response is to bring up the Clintons. Mention "alleged" sexual predatory behavior on his part (or fellow Republicans) and the knee jerk reaction … Continue reading Whataboutery

The 3 things we cannot change

Despite our earnest wishes there are three important things we cannot change. The past. The truth. Another person. Sure, we can learn from our history. Yes, we need to be careful to separate facts from our often distorted perceptions. Of course, people can evolve. But never through the sheer force of our will. Life only … Continue reading The 3 things we cannot change