Independence Day: A Time for Reflection

It’s Independence Day today in the U.S. where I live. It’s one of the only holidays that is still celebrated on the actual date, July 4th, that we declared our independence from Britain.

I hadn’t read the Declaration of Independence in a long time, so I just went online to re-read it. Are school children still required to memorize these indelible lines? Read More→

Gen Z is walking away from social media

Uh, Oh. Social Media Losing its Allure for Generation Z

We probably could have anticipated it. Social media is losing its allure for so-called Generation Z, those born in the mid-1990s or later. Sure, they’re still posting, mostly to Facebook and Instagram, but 41% of this generation feel they’re wasting too much time on it.

In fact, 34% of Gen Z say they’re permanently quitting social media, and 64% are taking a break, according to new research from Hill Holliday, an agency within the Interpublic GroupRead More→

Customer service at a fine restaurant

Happy to be Seated 45 Minutes Late for Dinner

It’s easy to criticize restaurants because often the experience is so unpleasant. Delays in being seated, long waits for food to arrive, and waiters with scarce knowledge of the menu.

But recently friends and I had dinner at one of the hottest restaurants in New York and we were happy to be seated 45 minutes late for dinner. Read More→

Networking can lead to new business

The Art of Networking That Gets Results

Summer will officially begin in a couple of weeks. Do you feel that’s a time to slack off on your business? After all, most potential clients will be away on vacation anyway.

But networking is year-round. And there is an art to doing it right as author Andrea Nierenberg advises in her new book Networking That Really Works.

It’s possible to meet people everywhere. They may not be prospects themselves but could be connected to others who are. You need to leave yourself open to the possibilities. Read More→