The Power of Talking to Big People like they’re Children

“That tuna sandwich looks magnificent,” I told my wife. She laughed. It was a basic tuna on wheat. But I was test driving a crazy idea. I spoke to her like I speak… Continue reading

How to Fuel Tomorrow’s Energy Tonight

The Torah unexpectedly says, “And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.” The day begins in the evening. Jewish scholars debate when the day actually begins. But the most important… Continue reading

Momentum: How a Series of Small Wins Maximizes the Flywheel Effect

“Big things happen because you do a bunch of little things supremely well that compound over time.” Jim Collins “One little thing doesn’t make a difference. But ten little things do make a… Continue reading

7 Ways to Give Support Without Prolonging Incompetence

We raised our children to stand on their own two feet. That means we didn’t do things for them that they could do for themselves. I forget how young Mindy was when she… Continue reading

On Broccoli and Peaches – How to Give Challenge and Support

If support is a peach, challenge is broccoli. Peaches are good. Broccoli is good for you. An abundance of peaches makes people complacent and feeble. But too much broccoli makes people disheartened and… Continue reading

I Haven’t Grown Up – Have You?

We all get older but we’re children till we die. When my wife flirts with me, sarcastically I say, “Grow up!” But maybe we shouldn’t grow up. Perhaps we haven’t. Embrace your inner… Continue reading