Tag: failure

Learn the Secret Handshake

I’ve screwed up my fair share of interviews, not because I didn’t know enough or wasn’t qualified, but because I didn’t know the “secret handshake.”  A friend who got a job at Colgate right after b-school told me, before her interview, an alumna told her to go to CVS and the A&P and study all the SKUs in the toothpaste category. That little piece … Read More Learn the Secret Handshake

The Poetry… & Trajedy of Nixon #TEDxMidAtlantic

Always remember, others may hate you, but those who hate you don’t win unless you hate them, and then you destroy yourself. Bob Woodward ended his TED talk with this chilling quote from Nixon.  I’m not sure Stephen King could have written a better line. It’s at once poetic, tragic and human; a message and warning to those that come after. To grow we accept, … Read More The Poetry… & Trajedy of Nixon #TEDxMidAtlantic