When you look at the world, do you see black, white or gray? Seems pretty black and white to me – it’s gray. Whenever we get together with family, friends or colleagues, inevitably, we talk about current events. And when we talk about current events, we temporarily lose the ability to see the gray. It’s
Black, White or Gray?
I was riding my Harley through the back roads of Maryland last weekend feeling tougher than my nerd-like appearance might suggest. As I rode into a shady portion of the road, my senses came alive with an entirely different experience. The air was cooler on my face and arms. The scent of pine and decomposing
Ron’s latest Huffington Post Blog: What is the capital of Pennsylvania? It’s a good question designed to get a specific answer — an answer, by the way, that I remember using the mnemonic “Harry’s Pennies.” But it’s not the kind of question that necessarily leads to a good personal connection with others. And yet, questions
I recently had the privilege of doing a presentation for the staff of the Royal Plaza on Scotts hotel in Singapore. Little did I know that they already embraced the concept of Do it Well, Make it Fun – perhaps even better than I do. In fact, the day I spoke, the local paper announced
I’ve made a handful of mistakes in my life that still haunt me today. I guess we all have regrets and wish we could turn back the clock, return to a previous era, and make better choices with the knowledge we have today. For instance, I would have never eaten that sixth Slim Jim in
Dave Grohl recently delivered the keynote address at the 2013 South By Southwest (SXSW) music, film, and media conference in Austin, TX. You can see his keynote in the YouTube clip below. Anyone who is a fan of Grohl’s music knows that his performances as the drummer in Nirvana and the front man for the
Yahoo recently announced that it will eliminate telecommuting, or working from home, because company leaders believe the office environment fosters collaboration, productivity, efficiency and yes, fun that can’t be accomplished if everyone is working from home. As you can imagine, Yahoo employees are reacting somewhat negatively to this decision. On the surface, Yahoo’s decision may
As I’ve said before, I can be a pretty judgmental person. I don’t like being that way but I find that it’s almost automatic. And the outcome of my judgmentalism is usually a criticism, whether internally thought or externally spoken, of another person’s behavior or words. And almost always, this judgmentalism comes from my biases.
An excerpt from our Do it Well, Make it Fun Newsletter: One of the great blessings in my life, other than my good looks and charm, is that I get to do what I love for a living. I love being a speaker. I love being an author. And when people laugh, I love being
I had the privilege of interviewing Jon Acuff, bestselling author of Stuff Christians Like, Quitter and the soon-to-be-released Start. He is an amazing young man who struggled through eight jobs in eight years before he found his dream job as a writer and speaker. But as he will tell you, those are simply titles. The