Fraud Exposed!

I’m sitting in the Delta lounge at O’hare, and I want to alert you to an egregious fraud being perpetrated on my fellow passengers. In the lounge, Delta claims to be serving the famous Chicago hotdogs. But, alas, it is isn’t so. There is NO poppy-seed bun. NO neon green relish. NO celery salt. And, most shockingly, some people are …

Big, hairy snowball rolling down the hallway

Today I witnessed something disturbing here in freezing Chicago. I was walking down the hallway in the Westin and what do my wondering eyes do I see? This short, bald, heavy set, hairy, very round, pale as the newly fallen snow, dude strutting his stuff in a red bathing suit – and nothing else. Wow. Not sure I’ll be able …

George H.W. Bush

Earlier today, I watched the funeral of President George H.W. Bush and was brought to tears by his son’s beautiful, heartfelt eulogy. This has nothing to do with politics. It has everything to do with being human. Here is the advice “41” wrote in a letter as advice to young people. The fact is this is excellent advice for ALL …

Review: My High School Performance

I took the stage at 9:30. In front of me were about 75 high school students. I began my presentation as I usually do by asking questions and trying to get the audience to respond by raising their hands and saying “Yes!” The response was tepid. The energy in the room was low. The students’ attitudes seemed to be, “Why …

Unusual Speaking Gig I Have Tomorrow

Tomorrow, I’m speaking for free. Nope, not even selling anything. And it might be my most challenging audience to date. Yes, kemosabe, I am speaking before hundreds of teenagers at my stepson, Andrew’s, high school tomorrow. He’s a bit nervous about it. Maybe because I mentioned I was going to show baby pictures of him on some of the slides. …

Results from today

I just finished a four hour livecast in Phoenix with my private client and friend Michael Rozbruch. He crushed it. While I’m not at liberty to give you the exact numbers, I can tell you it broke the six figure mark.  Something interesting and instructive happened in segment two of the livecast. I was interviewing Michael and ask him a …

Change of heart

I’ve written about it many times. My long-time students know my stance on it. I’m talking about my disdain for Mexican food. On occasion, I’ve had some of this cuisine that was pretty good but overall, I thought it all tasted the same. Kind of like slop. Then I had high-end Mexican food in Mexico. Dang, that stuff is amazing! …

Charlie Brown Was Scammed

It’s so good to be back home and writing you from my newly designed office which included a killer stand-up desk. Karen and our designer Jo killed it! But alas, I’m not here to talk to you about my working quarters but rather about how Charlie Brown was scammed during Thanksgiving every year. You know the story. Our buddy Charlie …