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Are Your Marketing Metrics Causing You To Live In A World Of Pure Imagination?

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This weekend I introduced my children to “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory”. The original movie with Gene Wilder, quite possibly the funniest man ever. There’s a scene when Willy Wonka first emerges from the factory. I always found this scene to be rather bizarre (much like the entire movie I guess), but as I was reading this weekend I learned something very interesting about this part of the movie.

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Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself, and the Project

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I heard a very loud “CRASH” from upstairs. Moments later my Daughter walked down the steps, my teary-eyed Son following slowly behind. “Ummm, something happened” she informed me. It was at that second that my Son broke down into hysterics. He wouldn’t tell me what happened, he kept crying “I’m in big trouble” over and over again

Don’t End Up With Easter Egg On Your Face

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Like most families, on Easter Sunday we had an Easter egg hunt.  My Father-in-Law spent time placing the plastic colored eggs in locations that were hidden, but also not too hard to find.  Excitedly the kids ran into the yard with their Easter baskets and then stopped in their tracks.  Their blank expressions were a […]

The Project Breakfast Table

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Last week I reflected on the importance of the Project Dinner Table.  This is the need to evaluate a project and conduct lessons learned exercises to appropriately close out a project.  This week, as I was having breakfast with my kids, I realized that before you can gather around the dinner table you must first […]

The Project Dinner Table

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Every evening my family gathers around the dinner table to discuss the day’s events.  We ask the usual questions to my children; “What did you do today?”, “What did you learn?”, “What was your favorite part of the day?”, “Why did that happen?”.  This allows me and my Husband to share in their day, understand […]

I’ve Been Framed!

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I spent last Saturday teaching my daughter how to put a puzzle together.  At first she struggled with finding the correct match.  As a puzzle junkie I stepped in.  “You can’t begin a puzzle without first forming the fame” I explained.  We sorted through the pieces and identified the ones with edges.  We found the […]

After the Leaves Fall

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I dread the first leaf drop of winter.  This is the time of year when it’s dark on the drive into work and dark on the way home.  I sink into a basement treadmill running depression until the first signs of spring.  My kids are cranky, my co-workers are cranky, and therefore I am cranky.  […]

Going to Candyland

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Explaining a board game to a 3 year old can prove to be a challenge.  My daughter received Candyland as a birthday present.  Immediately she wanted to open the game and play.  As my husband and I walked her through the instructions of the game she became frustrated. “I just want to go to Candyland” […]

 
 
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