Lessons from The Elders

One year of running my own business. Still afloat and about time to cautiously expand. I've been very cautious, all too aware that one false step at this point could sink the ship. A smart first move, I figured, would be to talk to the The Elders, a select group of business veterans I trust, and find out how they went about successfully expanding their teams in the early days. … [Read more...]

Change Through Influence

Either the Dalai Lama or David Orr said the following: “The planet does not need more successful people. The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers, and lovers of all kinds.” I saw this quote today and it disturbed me. It was attributed to three or four different people when I Googled it, as quotes often are, but Lama and Orr seemed most … [Read more...]

How to Set Yourself Apart as a Communication Student


As we navigate our college experience, we slowly figure out more about the skills we’ll need upon graduation, and how that vat of knowledge overlaps with what we learn in class. There are some things we’ll just never learn inside the classroom during undergad. I’m a public relations student and learned very early on that internships were essential in terms of employability … [Read more...]

A Helpful Critic


A critic is most useful, most valuable, most helpful when they offer solutions to the problems they address. A year or so ago I read Winter's Tale by Mark Helprin (before it joined the ranks of books Hollywood has destroyed), and this passage has stuck with me ever since: "Neither a city nor a civilization can be run by its critics. Critics can neither build nor explore. All … [Read more...]