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by (RSS) Talent | February 19th, 2013 3:00pm CST | 1 Comment

We’ve all had it happen before.  Some poor, well-meaning soul learns you’ve just gone through a break up, and with a genuine “bless your heart” expression, pats you on the head and says, “Cheer up honey.  There’s plenty of fish in the sea!”  My muscles tense, my plastic smile immediately appears, and I calmly reply […]

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by (RSS) Economic Development, Talent | February 6th, 2013 2:00pm CST | 13 Comments

We were talking to our friend Gwyn Fisher about talent and the conversation that was stimulated by our recent posts.  She was generous enough to send in a post of her own.  Ms. Fisher has worked on talent issues for years and knows firsthand the potential and the challenges, and we are proud to post […]

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by (RSS) Uncategorized | July 26th, 2011 1:50pm CST | 5 Comments

Last week I got a small crack in my windshield, courtesy of a Mack truck going 85 on the I-240 super-collider.  I quickly finished my business in the boonies and toodled back to the safety of midtown/downtown.  It has now been 5 days since I got that little 1 inch boo boo.  I have spent […]

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by (RSS) Uncategorized | May 25th, 2011 7:57pm CST | 8 Comments

I don’t care who slept with your ex-wife five years ago.  It’s not my problem if you can’t get along with your former business partner.  And no, I will not feel sorry for you because you lost an election while I was in elementary school.  None of those items are on today’s agenda, and hanging […]

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by (RSS) Uncategorized | March 4th, 2010 11:18pm CST | 3 Comments

Thanks to Ms. Dorsey of Echoing Green, I finally have a name for what ails me: a “wonderful obsession” with building Memphis into a City of Choice via talent retention, entrepreneurialism, and creativity. Although obsession normally implies a need for behavioral therapy, an effective cure in this case is simple support, encouragement, and money.  (Yes, […]

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by (RSS) Uncategorized | February 25th, 2010 12:35pm CST | Comments Off on Enjoying the Wonders of the City

I positively detest the cold.  I’m simply not constituted for it.  Winter makes everything brown and grey and nothing blooms.  All those extra clothes and hats and mittens and scarves and coats make me look like that kid from A Christmas Story.  And did I mention . . . it’s cold! In summer time, I […]

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by (RSS) Uncategorized | February 2nd, 2010 12:09am CST | 5 Comments

Dear Mayor Wharton, If you’re really serious about building Memphis into a City of Choice for young talent, and you’re really serious about creating the nation’s first office of talent retention and development, then I humbly suggest you double-team it.  In essence, I think it will take a team of two to make this work: […]

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