Monthly Archives: June 2011

June 11, 2011 – On nature.

I marvel how much nature has figured out the problems we drive ourselves crazy about. So today, as I RID this book about the intelligence of nature…I remind myself to look around for inspiration as I’m trying to figure out … Continue reading

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June 9, 2011 – On manliness.

Today, I RID this book on the “trouble with testosterone.” I’ve been thinking quite a bit lately about what it means to be a man. The assumed role that gives me. I think I’ve always been one to challenge those … Continue reading

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June 8, 2011 – On belief.

Today, I RID this book about the “power of impossible thinking.” Frankly, I’m not sure when or where I got this book — it seems a little like “The Secret” for business. And, as an atheist who thinks “The Secret” … Continue reading

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June 7, 2011 – On loyalty.

Today, I RID this book created by my favorite online site…The Onion. It’s been sitting around on my bookshelf languishing too long, so today…it goes. I’m actually thinking about a new post-RID project rule – A year spent unread? Off … Continue reading

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June 6, 2011 – Intuition.

Two days ago, I RIDded a book about gut feelings. Today, intuition. Really, all the same reasons. So, not really a lot else to say about it. So, I’m going to follow my gut…and RID the need to wax on … Continue reading

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June 5, 2011 – Can marketing be beautiful?

I find it shocking how many companies produce inelegant, ugly communications and marketing. If a company can’t care enough about its own self-image, how am I supposed to believe in the quality of their actual products or services? Frankly, it’s … Continue reading

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June 4, 2011 – Guts.

I hate to admit it, but if there’s one lesson I have to learn over, and over, and over again…it’s to listen to my instincts. So, as I RID this book today about gut feelings, I remind myself to trust … Continue reading

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June 3, 2011 – On creativity, and leadership.

So, I had a great meeting in NYC yesterday where we talked about leadership, and what’s happening within the fields of advertising and creativity. So, today…as I RID this book about it…I remind myself to RID notions about these subjects … Continue reading

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June 2, 2011 – Coffee talk.

Over the last couple of months of the RID project, you’re going to see a number of “bigger items.” One benefit of RIDding is — when the small stuff goes, you don’t need as much of the big stuff. So, … Continue reading

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June 1, 2011 – Art and soul.

Today, I RID this book about merging your work, and your soul. Have to admit, this has been a general theme of the RID project – how to identify those possessions, topics, and interests that are TRULY me – versus … Continue reading

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