For the record, what a company DOES is way more important than what the CEO says. My advice to clients: Act better, Be better, and only then take a stand.
Politics is based on compromise. Religion is based on absolutes. Both are essential components of our polity. Where we get into trouble is when we confuse the two – or mix them.
Now hear this:
Wearing a tee shirt with the logo of a locally-based military unit when one has never served themselves is not a case of “stolen valor.” It is support for the home team.
That is all.
A certain pop star claims that a COVID vaccination caused her cousin’s testicles to swell. Either someone is lying, or my vaccine is is not working.
Artistic solitude is wonderful, but a word of advice: lock the liquor cabinet and throw away the key first. It is a short journey from a solitary writer’s retreat to a booze binge, especially when said retreat takes place in Louisville, KY.
Monday (n): The day of the week when I must remind myself that coffee is not a beverage, but a semi-addictive over-the-counter drug.
With the dawn, the life I have wanted to lead for 37 years is now here.
Wish me luck.
Homey aphorisms and country-fried metaphors seem to roll off my tongue with depressing ease.
Clearly, I’m getting old: I’m channelling my pioneer ancestors.
I have had the opportunity to speak in front of dozens of groups, but of all of the introductions I have ever received, my favorite was back in 2008 when I was giving a talk at the Shanghai Chamber of Commerce, and the Chamber president introduced me as follows:
“Our next speaker is Mr. David Wolf, President and CEO of communications and marketing strategy firm Wolf Group Asia, columnist at Media magazine, and author of the respected blog Silicon Hutong. David has been described as ‘A morally upright community and thought leader who can still drop the laser-guided F-bomb.’ Please join me in welcoming David Wolf.”
Ah, the things that make up our reputations…
How easy it is to stand in judgment of those we scant understand.