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I Double Dog Dare You

joe —  Sun 20-Jan-13

Wrong microphoneI am amazed at how many people want to convince me of something on a daily basis. Apparently, Manti T’eo is both a scum bucket and a naive deer in the woods. It looks as though guns are both good and bad (who would have thought?) I even have someone that that is trying to persuade me that the Hokey Pokey IS what it’s all about.

If you are one of those that would like to try and change my mind, great, I’m all ears. I will warn you up front, though, it’s very likely I won’t read what you post. It’s not the topic – it’s you.

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Football HitI never really understood the obligatory post-game handshake between two football teams. Here are two teams that just finished the last three hours beating the snot out of each other and now they are expected to raise a smile and say “nice game”. While they will eventually get to that point, I am pretty sure that they don’t feel it at that moment.

Don’t get me wrong, I totally believe in sportsmanship and dealing graciously with winning and losing. I just don’t know how one can expect such a dramatic change in two minutes.

That’s because you can’t – and it is no different in the business world or any other part of life. We all have what a friend of mine calls “take-up time” If you want to lead others with a new idea you have to really understand this simple piece of human psychology. Continue Reading…