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Author Archives: Eliot Wagonheim

Hiring squirrels

“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 …

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

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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