Dorothy and Herbert Vogel: A Lesson in Pursuing Your Passion, Regardless of Your Pocket Book
Published by:
Ann Welsh

The Vogels didn’t have a trust fund. They didn’t win a lottery. They were public servants all their lives. New Yorkers, he worked at the post office and she was a librarian. How could they build an a amazing collection of modern art? They were simply passionate about art. They lived modestly. They bought are with Herb’s salary, and lived off Dorothy’s salary - encouraging artists they believed in and buying art they wanted to live with. Read more...

"Stifling Our Appetite for Nuance" - TED Talks Tips for Plain Language Writing
Published by:
Ann Welsh
This blog post looks at TED Talks for tips on communicating complex ideas with simplicity and elegance. Hint: fewer stats and more stories. Read more...

Staying in the Solution When We Make a Mistake

 

A profile of New York jewelry designer Judith Ripka in the New York Times prompted me to write this blog post about the importance of learning from our mistakes and "staying in the solution."  Read more....

In Praise of Faking It (in a Good Way) Until You Make It
 
This blog post was inspired by reading about William Richmond, reflecting at age 90 on how, throughout his life he knew what he wanted to do and went after it. For Richmond that meant becoming a successful pilot, drummer in big-name bands, joke writer (for Jerry Lewis) and screenwriter (for Jerry Lewis, initially with Mel Brooks) and TV comedy writer.  
Read more or listen to a Podcast
 

Dorothy and Herbert Vogel: A Lesson in Pursuing Your Passion, Regardless of Your Pocket Book

 

The Vogels didn’t have a trust fund. They didn’t win a lottery. They were public servants all their lives. New Yorkers, he worked at the post office and she was a librarian. How could they build an a amazing collection of modern art? They were simply passionate about art. They lived modestly. They bought are with Herb’s salary, and lived off Dorothy’s salary - encouraging artists they believed in and buying art they wanted to live with. Read more...

"Stifling Our Appetite for Nuance" - TED Talks Tips for Plain Language Writing
 
This article looks at TED Talks for tips on communicating complex ideas with simplicity and elegance. Hint: fewer stats and more stories. Read more...

Staying in the Solution When We Make a Mistake
 
A profile of New York jewelry designer Judith Ripka in the New York Times prompted me to write this blog post about the importance of learning from our mistakes and "staying in the solution."  Read more....

In Praise of Faking It (in a Good Way) Until You Make It

 

This blog post was inspired by reading about William Richmond, reflecting at age 90 on how, throughout his life he knew what he wanted to do and went after it. For Richmond that meant becoming a successful pilot, drummer in big-name bands, joke writer (for Jerry Lewis) and screenwriter (for Jerry Lewis, initially with Mel Brooks) and TV comedy writer.  Read more or listen to a Podcast.

 

 

 

 

Dorothy and Herbert Vogel: A Lesson in Pursuing Your Passion, Regardless of Your Pocket Book 

 

The Vogels didn’t have a trust fund. They didn’t win a lottery. They were public servants all their lives. New Yorkers, he worked at the post office and she was a librarian. How could they build an a amazing collection of modern art? They were simply passionate about art. They lived modestly. They bought are with Herb’s salary, and lived off Dorothy’s salary - encouraging artists they believed in and buying art they wanted to live with. Read more...

"Stifling Our Appetite for Nuance" - TED Talks Tips for Plain Language Writing
 
This article looks at TED Talks for tips on communicating complex ideas with simplicity and elegance. Hint: fewer stats and more stories. Read more..
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Staying in the Solution When We Make a Mistake
 
 
A profile of New York jewelry designer Judith Ripka in the New York Times prompted me to write this blog post about the importance of learning from our mistakes and "staying in the solution."  Read more....

 

In Praise of Faking It (in a Good Way) Until You Make It

 

This post was inspired by reading about William Richmond, reflecting at age 90 on how, throughout his life he knew what he wanted to do and went after it. For Richmond that meant becoming a successful pilot, drummer in big-name bands, joke writer (for Jerry Lewis) and screenwriter (for Jerry Lewis, initially with Mel Brooks) and TV comedy writer.  Read more or listen to a Podcast.

Dorothy and Herbert Vogel: A Lesson in Pursuing Your Passion, Regardless of Your Pocket Book

 

The Vogels didn’t have a trust fund. They didn’t win a lottery. They were public servants all their lives. New Yorkers, he worked at the post office and she was a librarian. How could they build an a amazing collection of modern art? Read more..

"Stifling Our Appetite for Nuance" - TED Talks Tips for Plain Language Writing

 

This blog post looks at TED Talks for tips on communicating complex ideas with simplicity and elegance. Hint: fewer stats and more stories. Read more...