Plan an elaborate funeral. For yourself.

News conferences, state dinners, ribbon-cutting, photo ops…political leaders spend an inordinate amount of time stage-managing ceremonies intended to commemorate their successes. Small wonder, since they wouldn’t have ventured into the…

Break a record today!

Thinking that life has become pretty routine? Wondering if the world will ever recognize your accomplishments in middle management? Concerned that your obituary will read like a boilerplate legal document?…

Yawn like a leader!

Some consider a public yawn to be a sign of ill-breeding, poor manners, and worst of all, an inability to control oneself.  Nonsense!  Your yawn is actually a sign that…

Mr. Nixon loves Mr. Mao.

It was a risky move in 1972 when President Richard M. Nixon decided to make cordial overtures to communist China. The USA and China had been at odds since 1949…

Enjoy your pickle.

Founding father Thomas Jefferson wrote: “On a hot day in Virginia, I know nothing more comforting than a fine spiced pickle, brought up trout-like from the sparkling depths of the…

Set a different alarm.

Routines can be mind-numbing.  So why start your day with one?  Why not wake up at a different time on Monday than you do on Wednesday?  It doesn’t always have…