You want to know how to make people mad? There is a layer of glaze in society that performs like a glue but is really a sludge. It’s the social lubricant of saying what we think people want to hear rather than using our voices in an authentic way. We have an agreement in society…

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What are we all freaking out about? In three days my youngest son will graduate from high school. I’m so happy for him and so proud of him. I can close my eyes and vividly remember when he was a baby. When he was a little boy that I carried around my neck. Today trying…

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When will you realize you aren’t here forever? I had a fun April Fools joke planned for today’s note. That shit is cancelled. Nipsey Hussle was just shot and killed. I’m listening to his triumphant album, Victory Lap, track number 4 “Young Nigga” on repeat. “Staring in the space that you fishing for a phrase…

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In between expectation and reality… is grief I’ve been thinking a lot about leverage lately Why does leverage matter? Because it is the thing that most determines which source of power will win in a given scenario. Power can be measured by its works. And those works are not entirely physical. There is of course,…

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This week I’ve been thinking about our ability to respond to things. Two things in particular: Failure to produce expected results Unexpected changes that are beyond our control If you think about our lives, whether in business or personal situations, these two things can produce so much anxiety and disharmony. If I think about what…

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