I try to do this bi-monthly roundup around the first of the month but this one was delayed by my Alaskan expedition. Susanne Skinner and I covered a wide variety of topics over the last two months. I received a lot of feedback on the posts I wrote about my home town from the members of a Facebook group called Grew Up in Somerset. I hope some of those folks have stayed with me to read about other subjects.
The posts are sorted by category but many of them cross category boundaries so check them all out. If you missed any of our musings, here’s a collection of posts from the past two months organized by topic. The Next Phase blog is about things that interest us—and we’re interested in a lot of things—so pour a glass of wine, kick back and catch up with any of the posts you may have missed.
- The Macaron Project: Part One
- Why Steak Is the New Spaghetti and Other Changes
- The Love Language of Food
- Clam Cakes Are Not Like Crab Cakes
- Macray’s Then and Now
Thieves and Swindlers
Business and Technology
- Business Lessons from the Mother Hood
- Sexist Advertising: Is It Better or Worse?
- The Courage of Creative Advertising
- Creativity in Marketing Part 2: The Suits
- Creativity in Marketing Part 3: The Engineers
- Creativity in Marketing Part 4: If Not Them, Who?
- GM and CEOs: Courage and Compensation
- Wanted: Courage in Hiring
- Do You Know Where Your Data Went?
- Finding a Healthy Work Culture
- Movies and Mobsters in Boston’s North End
- Two Movies Before the Summer Rush
- Chef: A Movie That Celebrates Life, Love, Family and Food
- Edge of Tomorrow—Edge of Your Seat
Books and Reading
- Freedom is Never Free
- Will This Preventable Tragedy Change Our Approach to Mental Illness?
- Graduation Lessons
- Entering the No Change Zone
Animals and Wildlife
- The Deer and the Chipmunks Come Out to Play
- Fisher Cats Move Into the Neighborhood
- A Mighty Fine Dog
- The Boston Lobster Tour—With Lobster
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