Survival of the Adapted

In the 1950s, a young man enrolled in a public speaking course “not to prevent my knees from knocking when public speaking, but to do public speaking while my knees are knocking.”   That young man was Warren Buffet, now one of the world’s richest men. The course was a Dale Carnegie (author of the multi-million bestseller … Read moreSurvival of the Adapted

Fake it to make it (aka ‘Accentuate the Positive’)

“You’ve got to accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative, latch on to the affirmative, don’t mess with Mister Inbetween.” Music by Harold Arlen. Lyrics by Johnny Mercer. Published in 1944. Whenever I hear this song (Rumer released a very good cover version in late 2012) it makes me smile and lifts my mood. This could … Read moreFake it to make it (aka ‘Accentuate the Positive’)