Category: Everything Else

The Memorable Story of Ulysses Grant’s Memoirs

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Ulysses Grant’s personal memoirs are a classic. Historian Ron Chernow described them as “The foremost military memoir in the English language.” I read the memoirs several years ago and I’ve dipped into them from time to time since. But it was only recently that I learned the story of how they came to be  »  Read More

Writing to Accelerate Your Development

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There are many shiny new personal development tools these days. We’ve got e-books and webinars. There’s AI-assisted learning and all manner of Zoom-connected tools. They’re all great, but one of the most powerful development tools has been around for centuries. Writing is one of the most powerful learning and  »  Read More

How Keeping a Journal Can Help You Do Better

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A Haitian proverb says, “Beyond the mountains there are more mountains.” That may sum up the journey of life. The journey that has no clear endpoint. Beyond the mountains there are more mountains. Your life will be full of ups and downs, of successes and failures, of joy and pain. The one place you can bring it  »  Read More

Sell Your Proposal with a Great Executive Summary

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In 1941, Prime Minister Winston Churchill wrote the following to his First Lord of the Admiralty: “Pray state this day, on one side of a sheet of paper, how the Royal Navy is being adapted to meet the conditions of modern warfare.” Some call it the “Executive Summary.” Less formal people might call  »  Read More

This Christmas be a Storyasker

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I still remember those Christmases from when my grandmother was still alive. My uncle Pat and his family lived in Philadelphia then. My family would take the train to the North Philadelphia station where Pat would meet us. Christmas was in my grandmother’s 3rd-floor walkup apartment. I don’t remember much about the  »  Read More

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