From the monthly archives: March 2014

“Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. Point out to them how the nominal winner is often a real loser – in fees, expenses and waste of time.”

—       Abraham Lincoln   1850

Lincoln’s words are doubly true today. Our society is beset with litigation – and all too often, there are no […]

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Tracking the Trackers

On March 27, 2014 By

Digital health tech is the answer – but what are the questions?

What new gadgets and apps can make consumers take better care of their own health?  What are the gadgets and apps that help doctors take care of consumers?  Let’s assume that the combination of tech that helps consumers and doctors equals Digital […]

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Lately I’ve had a number of requests for my speech “How to Use the Downturn to Rethink and Thrive”, which demonstrates a couple of things.

First: the economy still isn’t out of the woods (no surprise). And second: more and more organizations realize that the past five years have seen fundamental shifts in business and […]

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As a writer, coach, speaker and adventure guide, I often talk with people who are thinking about retirement but do not want to bring their lives to a grinding halt.

Retiring is not what they want, instead they want to repack their bags — unpack some things and add others– to lighten their loads for the rest […]

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I had a truly great and inspirational time at the Seventh Annual International Conference on Positive Aging.

This is the first time the conference was hosted by the Sarasota based Institute for the Ages. My hat is off to Tom Esselman,  President of the Institute, his mini but excellent staff and the many local volunteers […]

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Women and Negotiation

On March 11, 2014 By

First, let’s start with some facts from Linda Babcock and Sara Laschever about women and negotiation:

The Million Dollar Difference. “Women who consistently negotiate their salary increases earn at least $1 million more during their careers than women who don’t.”
Ouch! “Going to the dentist” is how women described the process of negotiation, while […]

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Wearable Memories

On March 6, 2014 By

I sat next to a frail, elegant woman and noticed the heavy, man-sized ring on her index finger. “Was that your husband’s ring?” I asked. She nodded, and showed me the chain around her neck. “This was my mother’s,” she said.“I understand,” I told her. “I wear my mom’s wedding ring.”

Many of […]

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The IRS and numerous consumer protection organizations are warning citizens to be on the alert for opportunistic scam artists who prey on the needs of  storm victims and the sympathies of those trying to help storm victims.

The Federal Trade Commission has warned consumers “about urgent appeals for charitable donations and cautions residents in stricken […]

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