Another Gasper gaffe: an avalanche of alliteration
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Another Gasper gaffe: an avalanche of alliteration

It’s not just the things you should avoid in writing that are a problem. It’s the constant overload of those things. Too much passive voice, too much jargon, too many puns, too many exclamation points. If the reader is saying “Enough!”, the writer has made a mistake. I’ve written in this space before about the…

Four keys to your late-career working life
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Four keys to your late-career working life

Imagine your retirement. What are you doing? Traveling around and hanging out with grandchildren? Sounds boring to me. Sure, after the end of a frenetic work life, it sounds attractive to have few actual responsibilities. You can think of it as a longer vacation. But people who are active workers, thinkers, and problem-solvers aren’t likely…

Strategically tactical. Newsletter 27 December 2023.

Strategically tactical. Newsletter 27 December 2023.

Newsletter 24. Essay only for the holiday. The biggest thing that divides people making decisions is not liberal vs. conservative, young vs. old, family vs. career, or eastern vs. western. It’s long-term vs. short term. For every decision you make — every one — this comes into play. Should I send my kids to the…