Excuse Me .. You Have Something on Your Face..

J-DuB asks-- How do we fix the problem of people SAYING they want to INNOVATE and DOING nothing BUT Innowasting Time & Effort? Good question sir.. today I am going to talk a little about innovation in plain speak for people who "get it" but don't "get it" or really don't "want it." Crazy post..?? …

Who is Responsible When Crowdsource Becomes Murder?

Question : Who is accountable or responsible when a false accusation or false report results in the death of a person? Brown University student Sunil Tripathi was wrongly tied to the Boston Marathon bombing.   The result (may have been) his death.  There are indications that he may have died before the bombing.  The questions still remain.  …

The Proper Care and Feeding of Employee X … I mean Y and Z.

Those are some stats but.. what does it mean? At first glance the thing that I pick up on is that close to half the work force will be filled by the people in this generation. I think we will need to consider some things outside the normal conversation as factors. This generation grew up …

To Compromise with The Sun

The Who of You Sam sold fruit in Spanish Harlem, he would travel every day from his home in New York City to open his fruit cart and sell his fruit.  Sam could speak at least 3 languages including english and spanish.  What we know about our family is really very limited isn't it?  Unless …

“Quincy Magoo” You’ve Done It Again…

Do you remember Mr. Magoo? Magoo says " I should have known your type..." as he yells at himself in the mirror.  He is angry for all of the things that were done to him and he was the cause. "Don't waste your time and money.." Magoo wanted to get dance lessons as he misread a …

Curse of Blessings – A quick reflection on the Jewish experience in Hampton Roads.

A Little Background I didn't grow up in Hampton Roads and prior to my coming here from the Navy, I didn't have any knowledge of the Jewish community in this area.   I came to Hampton Roads when I joined the Navy let us say a few years ago.   As I have written in …

21 Days to something better.. It ain’t easy being you.

Be Positive, Work Hard, Success Will Follow http://sharetheadvantage.org/ There is a lot of talk about helping people but most of it is bullshit.   Today I want to pass on to you something that was given to me this year.  My friend Frank approached me after one of my blog posts and said.. "Howie, I …

Co-op City ~ What did you experience?

Last week I wrote about how Co-op City influenced and shaped who I am today.  The sheer amount of people who were interested in this discussion was mind boggling.   I was essentially inspired to add-on to the blog in order to bring to light some other realities of living in Co-op out of fairness …

Meet in the middle

  When I was a child my mother put this picture on the refrigerator, it is simple and telling.   I put this picture up at work as a constant reminder of the benefits and challenges of working with others. Regardless of who is at fault or the challenges we face it is my hope that …

Making Sense of a Crazy World ~ Holiday Edition~Co-op City Reflection

Co-op City.. 15,372 residential units in 35 high-rise buildings and 7 townhouse clusters.  Co-op City has approximately 50,000+ residents.  I grew up in building 34 apartment 3D as in David, which is what my mother would say.   Growing up in Co-op I was exposed to a lot of people.  Co-op really represented America in so many …