Business

One last glimpse out our meeting room.

As the Retreat Ends

The sky is white and long over the lake this morning, the gray-blue waters moving swiftly on their way as they always do. The air, scented in that familiar northern Michigan way, is calming, reassuring, fragrant with pine and rain and the goodness of the earth beneath my feet. I planned for months to host this retreat on Mackinac Island.… Read more →

Now I know which bread plate is mine, and which glassware. Thank you, Dr. Linda Hagan!

Dining Etiquette

Fold your napkin into a triangle and fold the top over before laying it on your lap. Ladies, dab at your lipstick so you don’t leave a tacky lip mark on your water glass. Two glass of alcohol is more than enough for a business dinner. Last night, I sat in rapt attention as Dr. Linda Hagan and Cheryl Carr… Read more →

If this were your view, would you think bigger? (This view includes the RenCen, left, and Windsor, right.)

The View Expands Your View

From the 21st floor of the 400 tower of Detroit’s Renaissance Center, the view takes your breath away. Today, I had the delight to meet with Terry Barclay, CEO of Inforum, in her office overlooking the Detroit River, the Ambassador Bridge, leafy green views of Windsor, Ontario and Detroit’s west side. Expansive, and far. Vast, and gorgeous. The water braided… Read more →

Detroit_Tigers

A Baseball Afternoon

Let me start by saying I don’t believe in competition. Sure it exists, but I actually believe there is enough business to go around and what someone else does will not prevent me from succeeding. With that in mind, I spent yesterday afternoon with friend and PR colleague Jason Brown at the Tigers game because he invited me. That’s all.… Read more →

Lara Setrakian

“Human Time”

In the current issue of MORE Magazine, journalist Lara Setrakian is featured, telling about her journey from a high-powered ABC News career to launching an entrepreneurial news company knowing as Deeply.org (SyriaDeeply.org, EbolaDeeply.org, ArcticDeeply.org). The last paragraph of the article is what stood out to me. Not that she started a successful venture or had a notable news career. This:… Read more →