Date Archives April 2018

Two Gentlemen Meet

One frigid evening in the dead of winter of 1970, my dad was tromping around from door to door. Why? He was selling peanuts to raise money for the Kinsmen. (Kinsmen is a men’s community service club.) But “frigid” was an understatement. Winter in the Canadian prairies is cold by anyone’s standards. Needless to say, underdressing worsens matters. When Dad knocked on the door of Abe and Elsie Suderman’s home, Mr. Suderman greeted him. Being an inquisitive man with a whimsical way of being, Abe noticed my dad’s low cut… Read More

Two Gentlemen Meet

One frigid evening in the dead of winter of 1970, my dad was tromping around from door to door. Why? He was selling peanuts to raise money for the Kinsmen. (Kinsmen is a men’s community service club.) But “frigid” was an understatement. Winter in the Canadian prairies is cold by anyone’s standards. Needless to say, underdressing worsens matters.

Jeff Shushan’s Intrepid Guidance

After a number of meetings with Jeff Shushan, a seasoned advisor on relationships in stress, Molly, myself and Jeff had agreed to prepare for a profoundly important milestone: we were going to undergo a trial separation. It was November of 2013. The suggestion of a trial had been mine, based on how companies undertake a big bet. Why put all your efforts into one place, when you can undergo a pilot, learn from it and course correct? If Apple or P&G does this for ad campaigns, why not pursue the… Read More