I really am Bob.  But actually, I didn’t go to Yale.  Not even for a visit.  I did however go to Harvard.  It actually it was just a visit-a couple of visits.  It wasn’t far from where I grew up.  I did attend an executive development program at a top notch school but I don’t brag about it. Most people who graduate from top notch schools like these rarely broadcast it.  They’re more modest.  They don’t need to say anything….

When my friend J came over the other day, he told me something I had never heard before. “You live a curated life”, he said. I had never thought of my life or anybody else’s life that way. But I love the idea. Since his visit I’ve been thinking that curating is such a beautiful way to think about our lives. In the same way that a curator in a museum or an art gallery chooses the most appropriate works…

When I give a talk on how to give a great presentation, I always ask  about people’s past experiences.  There are always some people in these  sessions who answer that when it comes to presentations, “they can’t wait to get it over with.” I try to get them to see things differently.  I tell them that every presentation is a once-in-a lifetime opportunity to get their ideas and thoughts out there to an audience that is [usually] listening.  Even at…