Mendelssohn’s Dairy

Mendelssohn’s Dairy

10-30-08 | I’m working on the transcript of an interview I conducted with Bob Burg, for a story in a forthcoming edition of Networking Times. At one point, talking about maintaining the proper mental posture while asking for referrals, Bob says, “In a very posturized, non-threatening way, you’ve let this person know what you’d like . . .”

Love and Residual

Love and Residual

10-15-08 | A few weeks ago, I got a check in the mail for $404.79. But before I tell you what it was for, I have to digress. It has to do with my dad.

The Thing About Words

The Thing About Words

9-5-08 | Yesterday I bought a spare phone charger. At the register, I held out my debit card uncertainly at the card-swiping gizmo. The man behind the register saw my confusion and said, “Strip down. Facing me.” I paused, then repeated his words back to him. The woman at the next register burst out laughing.

Left-Handed Kudos

Left-Handed Kudos

July 26 | Last month, it so happened that I was scheduled for an interview on The Go-Giver on June 10, which happens to be my birthday

Joe-San

Joe-San

July 24 | This week an amazing treat landed in my mail box: the hot-off-the-press Japanese hardcover edition of The Go-Giver. (I wrote about this over on the Go-Giver blog, but figured perhaps I should post it here too.)

Fireworks and Friendship

Fireworks and Friendship

July 5 | Last night we drove down our street to park in full view of a glorious fireworks display, on the campus of the University of Massachusetts. From 8:30-ish to nearly 10, we sat surrounded by hundreds of neighbors, oohing and ahhing.

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