When I go to the pool at my gym, Esforta Roppongi, the attendant doesn’t just hand me a bathing cap.  He unfolds it, thus making it easier for me to put it on.  At Starbucks they don’t just have chairs for me to sit on, they have comfortable chairs and sofas like you would find in a hotel. I love it when companies take something ordinary and turn it into something extraordinary. As individuals, we can do it too.  One…

Just forget about it!! That’s right.  Forget about it. You don’t have to go to fencing, or read the Economist or follow Lady Gaga on her next world tour. Instead, work on being interested. Interested in other people, their hopes and dreams, what they are doing and more.   Truthfully, you are interesting enough–unless you stay home and watch soaps and even then you’ve probably got something going for you.  But what can really make you interesting is being interested…

There are those days where I don’t feel like doing very much.  Yesterday was one of those days and today started out that way. I did manage to go to the gym yesterday but after meeting with a couple of clients in the gallery, I was too pooped to do anything, and I didn’t.  H says it’s natural.  Sometimes it’s good just to hang out with H and Momo. Today has started off the same way, and I hung around…

No doubt you remember the famous line in the Godfather movie, “Make me an offer I can’t refuse?” I love that line and think of it often. I’ve been doing consulting for more than 25 years and have been running the gallery with Hitoshi for almost seven.  One thing I can say is that the quality of the deals I get offered, whether they be consulting projects or collaboration arrangements or artist shows, are getting better. But still there are…

Does it matter when you write “share this” on your post on Facebook or twitter or anywhere? If people want to share it, they will. Do you think saying “share this” will encourage them to share what you post?

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