In “The One Minute Manager Meets the Monkey” (1984, Blanchard and Bowles), a monkey is simply “the next move” in any project. Whether it’s your subordinates or your kids passing their monkeys to your back, you probably need to stop letting them.
Authors Kenneth Blanchard, William Oncken, Jr. and Hal Burrows believe that efficient monkey management starts with only accepting (or seeking) responsibility for the monkeys your subordinates aren’t capable of caring for Continue reading
I’ve been noticing that two of my old posts about Finn’s two year old Elmo Party and three year old pirate party are getting a warm reception, so I took some time to dig out the photos from his sock monkey themed first birthday party. I hope you find lots of ideas and inspiration. Continue reading
I was proud to be written about recently by The Oklahoman, the newspaper owned by OPUBCO, where I work.
The article was part of Outlook 2014, a special themed annual section. The 2014 theme was social media, and the Q&A focused on explaining the value of digital marketing to businesses, and mentioned the upcoming Confluence conference, which I curate. Continue reading
I’ve been telling my wife that she needs to start a blog for years. This post will tell you everything you need to know about why: she loves to plunder Pinterest for good ideas and she loves to throw amazing birthday parties (see her Elmo and sock monkey parties)- this time it was a pirate themed birthday party for our now three year old. Continue reading
Earlier today I texted the following message to 10 friends:
Here’s what my zombie team sent back: Continue reading
“It all has to come out now.”
That’s how independent Oklahoma City mayoral hopeful Hamman D. Byrd Jr. prefaced his decision, Friday, to release the details of a disturbing history of violence and sexual crimes in the Grand Theft Auto universe. Continue reading