Culture

What does Success Mean?

This morning I read two different blog posts about defining success. One was on Inc.com’s Great Entrepreneurial Minds written by a woman who had just attended the Inc 500 conference in Chicago. She was surprised to find out that in a group of fellow successful entrepreneurs, none of them thought they had “made it” yet....


But mommy, the cupcake was so good!

I had an interesting interaction with my 3-year old over the weekend that reminded me that most of us are faced with whether to be naughty or nice throughout our entire lives. Sometimes its just worth being naughty — even considering the consequences. Sunday my youngest turned 1, and we had a birthday party for...


Business Building as Escaping Boredom?

This seems like a particularly interesting comment posted Friday in the Huffington Post by a 20-year-old college student: Boring internships may be turning students off from entering the regular rat race. Instead, many students are looking to starting their own businesses. Our business idols are the founders of Napster and Google. We, perhaps unrealistically, want...


Boustrophedon – Left to right — right to left, like plowing with an ox

So you’re worried about someone reading your business plan and stealing evig uoy fi nalp ruoy kcip-tin lliw sCV esoht kniht uoy oD  ?he ,aedi ruoy them too much detail?  Maybe the info of your business is so super-secret dna ,flesruoy ,uoy tub enoyna ot nwonk emoceb ot ti tnaw t’nod uoy taht id.  Or...


Mommy CEO

Recently I transitioned into the role of CEO at Palo Alto Software. It has been an exciting few months as I really sink my teeth into running Palo Alto Software with a new management team.  But it has also been exhausting.  Besides being the CEO of Palo Alto Software I am also mommy to Timmy,...


Latin Greeking

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Increase your vocabulary

According to academicians Mario Pei and Robert McCrum William Shakespeare, had a vocabulary of 30,000 words. The King James Bible (the first one translated and published in English and contemporaneous with Shakespeare) uses, according to authors Joseph Shipley and Charlton Laird, between 7,000 and 8,000 different words. Mario Pei sites a 20th century study of...


English is so unique and can be so difficult

English is difficult to learn and use properly, whether it is your birth tongue or a second language. Incorrect or ambiguous usage can cause you, your business plan, and your company no end of problems. For an entertaining sojourn into English etymology pick up Bill Bryson‘s book The Mother Tongue: English and how it got...


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