Follow me

Looks Do Matter

Daniel Akst has a fascinating piece on how much, and how, Looks do matter. The best observation: Although looks in mating still matter much more to men than to women, the importance of appearance appears to be rising on both sides of the gender divide. In a fascinating cross-generational study of [...continue reading]

Five Rules for Balancing Business and Friendship

From RLI Corp. Vice President, Executive Products Group, A. Q. "Skip" Orza: 1. Never renege on your handshake. Multimillion-dollar, complex deals are sealed by handshakes or verbal agreements on the phone, and you live by them. If you don't honor them on paper afterward, you'll lose longstanding [...continue reading]

What's love worth? Try $100k

Money Magazine reports that a happy marriage is worth $100k /year.After 2 years of marriage, I can only say this is a ridiculously low estimate of the value of a spouse.Happy Valentine's Day! [...continue reading]

The Keys to Building Trust

The Keys to Building TrustTrust can be hard to gain and easy to lose. In all matters of trust, actions always speak louder than words, says Stever Robbins.http://hbswk.hbs.edu/item.jhtml?id=4553&t=srobbins [...continue reading]

What Lovers Tell Us About Persuasion

HBS Working Knowledge: Leadership: What Lovers Tell Us About Persuasion [...continue reading]

How to get into the world's most exclusive restaurants

how to get into the world's most exclusive restaurants with a little "tip" [...continue reading]