The Platinum Rule

Many people are aware of the Golden Rule: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” It’s a fun sentence (you get to say “do unto” twice!) and it seems like great advice on how to treat other people. Except it’s not actually good advice. Consider the following: I love milkshakes. If I’ve… Read more

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End Meetings On Time With Some Stand-Up Techniques

One of the cardinal rules of stand-up comedy is to never go over your time.  If you are told you’ve got 5 minutes, then you have 5 minutes.  Not 7 minutes, not 6, not even 5 1/2–it means you have 300 seconds. So naturally I’ve become accustomed to people respecting that… but that doesn’t always… Read more