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This week's edition is about how life with a Labrador taught me to quiet my inner critic. Enjoy. This is Aubrey. He’s 13 years old, and he’s a lovely boy. In fact, he's the reason I'm not in an asylum for the insane. He’s pretty chilled these days, but

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You and I know that the best communicators make the complex clear, without dumbing it down. We appreciate it when someone takes a complicated idea and explains it in direct, simple language. But in business, we constantly see talented, well educated and highly paid people doing the

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I'm going to level with you, <<First Name>>. I’ve got a habit I just can’t break.   It’s a vice that decays the mind, numbs the soul and fills my heart with shame.   It's not drink, drugs, gambling, or food. Even the call of Venus I can enjoy in perfect moderation.   But

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I’m grateful for a lot of things: My family’s health, as well as my own. Excellent friends, all over the world. A luxuriously thick head of hair. But despite my attempts at the whole Attitude-of-Gratitude thing, I regularly work myself into a tizzy over the stupidest of stupid stuff. And if I

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2015 was gonna be the year. I was gonna be sober. I was gonna be thin. I was gonna be a better husband, father, human: and I was finally gonna write the book(s) I've been banging on about for, like, a decade. And then, as always, stupid life,

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There are days when it all seems too much. Like when you wake up from a coma with no idea where you are or how you got there. You've got a raging desire for vengeance against your former employer, but first you have to slaughter two

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More than once, the stuff that’s come out of my mouth has made people roll their eyes. Once, a posh person even called me “incorrigible.” But not in a cool, rakish, “Oh, David, the things you say . . . “ kind of way. It was more “For God’s sake,

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Everyone reading this newsletter knows someone who got to the top by being (or in spite of being) a total jerk. If you don't know that person, you are that person. And people hate you. But you don't care. Because everywhere you look, you see more proof that money,

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