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Date archive for: March 2015

The Cacophony of Corporate Squawk

It’s been exactly two years since Sheryl Sandberg published Lean In, her snappily titled womanifesto aimed at leveling the corporate playing field.
Now it’s my turn.
Ladies and gentlemen, I give you two other snappy words guaranteed to change the business world for the better:
Shut up.
No, really.
Please. Shut it.
Zip those runaway gabtraps, you prattling project technicians, twaddling strategery administrators, and Chief Blarney Officers.
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Girl to Girl with Piper Kerman, Ex-Con

One of my Top Ten Rules for Remaining Alive is to never interrupt an ex-con mid-sentence. But damn it, I couldn’t help it. You see, after spending 13 months in federal prison for drug trafficking, Piper Kerman wrote her memoir Orange Is the New Black to expose the nation’s overcrowded and under-effective correctional system as the hot cinder-block mess that it is. And since her 2005 release, she’s been an outspoken advocate for prison reform. Frankly, who could blame her?
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