Immerse yourself in new music

Well, it’s Saturday and time for my weekly entertainment recommendation(s). The IPOD has become our generation’s walkman. One recent trend, mostly in NYC, is to IPOD-jack someone — trade IPODs and tune into someone else’s personal radio station. It is a great way to discover new music and it is also a great way to …

Let your thanks be your shield

Every one of us is challenged, almost daily, by emotional gravity. Something or someone in life does something that brings us down. Work conditions can make us frustrated and cynical. A simple disagreement with your work buddy results in a freak out and a bad day. Most of your outbursts, or lapses in friendliness, are …

Assume they know already.

I just received an email from an old friend, with a link to If I Did It on Amazon. He asked me, “Can you believe this guy? What will the publishers think of next?” I wondered if my friend had been in a coma for the last week. Had he not read the reader responses …

Execute: Now That’s Innovation!

Here is my weekly video post and it is on a subject near and dear to my heart: Execution. There is so much talk out there about how to increase the level of innovation in our companies. Dozens of books exist to give insight on how to create a creative environment to foster innovation. The …

Give Bob a try, bang Mark’s drum.

Every month or so, I send out a newsletter to thousands of folks I’ve met in the last five years. I call is the Lovecat newsletter and you can sign up from any page of my official web site. Each newsletter recommends two books and two records. I always hyper analyze the selections I make …

Bury Friedman’s concept of social responsibility

One of the greatest economists of all time died on Thursday Nov 16. Milton Friedman, the OG Chicago school professor, made a difference in the world with his work. He influenced Greenspan and more importantly, he influenced entrepreneurs from Bill Gates to Warren Buffet. I minored in Economics in the 80’s and studied much of …

Wash your hands, resist sugar.

As this is the cold and flu season, I’d like to give you some advice on how to travel safely. Every year I travel between 150 and 200 days. The key to my year is remaining healthy. The way I see it, every major bout with a flu/cold will cost you about 10% of your …

Thank people in public

Did you know that sometimes people like to be embarrassed for a good reason? They like to blush, shrug and say, “gee, thanks, stop-it-really!” That’s why even though some people act surprised and humiliated when a crowd of strangers sing happy birthday to them at a restaurant; secretly they feel wonderful and warm inside. They …

Do not fear failure: The Paul Galvin story

In 2000 I moved to the Bay Area to work at Yahoo headquarters. They had just purchased the company I worked for (broadcast.com) and I was extended an invitation to come out and be part of the team. Mostly, I went on meetings with potential mega-clients with our execs (Anil Singh, Jeff Mallett and Tim …

Check out these records

This is my first installment of the music version of Sanders Says. I’ll try and do one every weekend. I focus on two areas; independent/new rock and chill music (lounge to world). I played in reggae, rock, industrial and trip hop bands over my musical career. Read the About section to find out what I …