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Author Archives: Eliot Wagonheim

Hiring squirrels (access required)

“If your company mission were to climb a tree, would you rather hire a squirrel or train a horse?”

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It wasn’t what he said … (access required)

We were on the brink of litigation. Our next step was to file suit, and we were deep in the midst of our “speak now or forever hold your peace” meeting. I had laid out the costs, possible repercussions, the risks and the chances for success. In other words, we had finished the lawyer-speak part of the meeting. We were now at what I think of as the really productive part – the part when we speak like real people.

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In the blink of an eye (access required)

I saw my neighbor out walking the other day. I hadn’t seen her in a while and the first thought to go through my mind the instant I saw her was: “she’s lost weight.” As we drew closer and talked for a while, I realized that I wasn’t sure if she had or not. We weren’t talking about Biggest Loser territory. She just seemed a little slimmer. Her face seemed a little thinner…if that makes any sense.

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