Oh, Baby! I’m All Up in Your Business

oh babyMy readers are, for all intents and purposes, the only asset I have that matters. Sure, I love my dogs and bikes and shit, but without you, I couldn’t get to do what it is I love for a living: write and tell stories. Today was one of those days where I looked at the calendar and went, “Huh – June 1.” While my first reaction was What the fuck happened to May?, my next was I wonder if my column for Entrepreneur Magazine is online? So I bopped over and sho ‘nuf…

If you would today, bop over to Entrepreneur Magazine’s website and have a gander at Humility: An Undervalued But Crucial Business Asset. I’d love to hear your thoughts on the column, what it puts forth and see if you have any examples to share about run-ins with arrogance in the business world.

So thanks in advance for the five minutes you’ll share with me today. Tomorrow’s blog is a Bitch Slap of sorts (at least it was for me when I wrote it) and we’ll take a stroll through one of the most misused and misunderstood components of language: punctuation. Maybe you’ll enjoy the journey as much as I did and learn a thing or two about yourself (much as I did once again).

Namaste, bitches. 😉

9 comments
Sandra Erskine Mitchell
Sandra Erskine Mitchell

While I loved the article in Entrepreneur because I hate dealing with arrogant people, it was the "Namaste, bitches" at the end of your post here that got me. I couldn't help laugh! I've been practicing yoga for nearly 15 years, and hell if those yogis don't take their namaste way seriously. At the end of class I sometimes have the urge to tell them to lighten up, already. I may have to steal this sign off!

Brandon Yanofsky
Brandon Yanofsky

On my way to read your post at entrepreneur. But before I did: I want to tell you; I don't need help with my punctuation it's just fine? Ok, But. If you feel I really do: I guess I'll read it!

SL Clark
SL Clark

I can't WAIT to see what the red pen looks like tomorrow. Editors are such a pain in the ass, *but* they make us look soooo damn good. LOL I left a comment over at Entrepreneur for you, but it got me wondering... Branson, Jobs, Gates, Zuck, these "men" have been some of the least humble animals in the non-criminal business world. Then guys like Madoff and Lay took it to a whole 'nother level. I'm still thinking about this...

Jenni
Jenni

I also loved the  "Know the Difference" bullet.  Very true in business and in life in general

Sloane
Sloane

Great column. Your ninth paragraph left me speechless. GREAT insight.

Eugene Farber
Eugene Farber

Now comments yet? I have to jump right in then! Congrats on the Entrepreneur post!  "striving to get kicked differently each time"  I think that's something I want to print out and post on my wall. Maybe even frame it!

The Redhead
The Redhead

Well, the punctuation post is live. Stop by and see what you think :)

Emily Merkle
Emily Merkle

Hmm. I do not ave access to those guys - how do you perceive them to be not humble enough? What is the non- criminal business word? How do we know for Sure? Dude Madoff and Ken Lay made some major league bad choices. That directly hurt untold innocent people. Lies are no good. Drinking your own Kool aid - not advised. Sometimes well intentioned (?) talented smart pros who went to the Right Schools and yada just lose touch with why they got to the vaunted place they are - and with it the very real responsibility they are able to manage. I guess if u don't play he game with passion it is not unfathomable to truly give a shit enough to be consumed by the challenge, ability, and amazing ness you can do. Even from first class.

The Redhead
The Redhead

Thanks, Sloane! I appreciate you bopping by to have a read :)