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Making of a Matriarch

Making of a Matriarch During the recent election I realized that many of my women friends were deeply invested in the prospect of electing a female president. Despite my credentials as a single career woman with my own business (and politics aside) I was completely...

Lost in the Weeds

Lost in the Weeds It’s a sad but true fact that there is an inverse relationship between the amount of time a marketing team invests in a sales pursuit to the likelihood that the pursuit will succeed. Through no fault of the marketing department, the sales team...

Boomers Balk Over the Final Battle

Boomers Balk Over the Final Battle If there is one thing I hate, it’s admitting I am a victim. I’m such a control freak that I can’t stand the thought that forces beyond my control are impacting my life. But when I saw an article in the Washington Post about ageism,...

In Praise of the $1,000 Pill

In Praise of the $1,000 Pill There has been a lot of ink spilt in my industry in the past year about the astronomic rise in drug prices. The exploits of a boyish former-hedge fund manager who raised the price of a drug 5,000% when he was running Turing Pharmaceuticals...

The Trouble with “Men”

The Trouble with “Men” The other day I saw a woman on TV describe her job as “Troubleman”, and my heart leapt a little. Troubleman is a job title in the utility industry for the guys (I mean people) who go out in the field to restore power, and those who...

The End of Ordinary Time

The End of Ordinary Time In the Catholic liturgical calendar there are four seasons Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter and Ordinary Time. Ordinary Time accounts for most of the year. In the secular world, ordinary time is becoming increasingly rare. Once upon a time...