7 Reasons Our Friendly Neighborhood Chipmunk Is Smarter Than Me

8 Reasons Our Friendly Neighborhood Chipmunk Is Smarter Than Me

For the past two years, I’ve been highly entertained watching a particularly speedy chipmunk race back and forth in our yard between his burrow and our birdfeeders. He does this multiple times a day, rain or shine, cold or hot. He races so fast that we’ve nicknamed him Chippy Ninja Warrior, because he flies over Read more about 8 Reasons Our Friendly Neighborhood Chipmunk Is Smarter Than Me[…]

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Pitch Perfect: Crafting the Right Message for the Media

I joined a spirited discussion several days ago on Clubhouse, the social-media app offering virtual voice chat rooms for groups. The conversation was about what yachting would look like come 2050, who the clients would be, and how we as the industry should start thinking about marketing to them. When the conversation turned to getting Read more about Pitch Perfect: Crafting the Right Message for the Media[…]

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How NOT to Do Business

The following is a transcript resulting from a connection request I recently received to do business. Names have been changed to put the focus on the poor behavior. In other words, the “who” isn’t important; the “what,” and especially the “when” (a.k.a. the time stamps), are. December 9, 2019, 6:00 p.m.: Connection request sent from Read more about How NOT to Do Business[…]

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Turning Chance Encounters Into Business Deals

My professional life is full of running into people by chance, and turning those chance encounters into working relationships. One such encounter in September is now a partnership that both of us expect to be fruitful and fulfilling. Each year, I attend the Monaco Yacht Show in the end of September. It’s become a far Read more about Turning Chance Encounters Into Business Deals[…]