Whenever I meet someone with a short name, I ask if it’s an acronym. Ed is never amused. I don’t really do this, but I wonder why companies use so many acronyms, especially when the concepts they represent are so important like diversity, equity and inclusion. Workplace Read More
The Washington Football Team missed a big opportunity last week. We could have gotten to know more about the organization. We could have learned about its values, purpose and rich history. Instead, we just got a name – The Commanders. In 1933, the Boston Braves moved to Washington, Read More
A year ago, I started a new business. I also started documenting the good things happening in Philadelphia, and sharing a new story every Friday on LinkedIn. Somehow, it is still going. Despite what you've read or experienced, it was a good year. This is proof. One Read More
When is the last time you started a conversation with "I gotta tell you about my insurance company!"? Never. We need Flo, Mayhem, Jake, a duck and an emu to make insurance conversational. Well, mostly. I have to tell you about New York Life. Yes, life insurance, a Read More
This month, we were inundated with news about Afghanistan. Most of it was negative, but a story about the Kelly family transcended all of the noise. It is heart-breaking and heart-warming, like life itself. It'll reinforce or restore your faith in humanity, I promise.
This month was a very easy choice. His name is Dave Sylvester. Dave is a personal trainer, and after 9/11, he embarked on a very simple and effective crusade - delivering hugs to anyone and everyone. To date, he has embraced over 500,000 people. Here is his story. Read More