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….

Nice is the last thing I wanted to be when I first started in the consulting business.  I wanted to be known as tough, bright and sharp.  Nor did I want to be a “nice guy” when I was a university student.  I hated it when girls said that about me.  It was like a rejection. But now, I think it’s one of the best things that can be said about people.  I have nice friends.  That’s why they are…

You’ve got a new job.  You’re excited.  There are things you want to do.  You want to contribute. You want to learn. You want to drive the business.  Here’s one thing most people forget.  But make it part of your job. Find the best people who work there. You’re going to need people to talk with. You’re going to need some info on navigating the paperwork.  You’re going to need some friends. Make it your job to find the best…

The world lost a great philosopher when Dear Abby died recently. When she was asked if all of those years of writing her column had been a lot of work, she replied: Not really. It’s Only work if you’d rather be doing something else.”  

Life is not about how much you do. It doesn’t mean doing a lot. It means doing what matters.