The Spice Report - Fun
I’d been interviewing at several companies, while contemplating the possibility of starting something on my own. As luck would have it, a friend called and said she heard that I might be looking for some work. Their art director had quit, and they needed freelance help until they found a replacement. She added that if I came down the next morning and brought business cards, she’d also make some key intros to other project managers at the company. It was just the boost I needed to try something on my own. I didn’t go to any more interviews.
Growing up, I’ve been privileged to travel around the world. I have lived in five very different cities over three continents. I’ve learned that when we expose ourselves to more people, we are better equipped to speak to a variety of audiences. I feel confident that traveling also makes us better at our crafts. It’s made me better at mine!
Baseball season is here, and as a big Cubs fan, I’m often vegging on my couch watching games (my daughters much prefer The Bachelor or Big Brother. It’s a constant battle, which I usually lose). When watching, I can’t help but think about how the creative team at Pepper Group is sort of like a winning baseball team, without the TV coverage.
I see what you're feeling.
Learning about someone without them saying a word is a fascinating study. This month’s YouTube video gives some great insights into body language from former FBI agent and body language expert Joe Navarro. With decades of experience, Joe points out some clever ways to observe the people you interact with and know whether they’re being honest with you, as well as ways to connect with them through non-verbal communication.
The right place at the right time
Have some fun with eggs this Easter!
I first ran across this video a few months ago and decided that I could potentially wait to share it until April, due to its Easter relevancy. I say “potentially” because I have a very hard time waiting to share things.
This video was created to share some clever ways to work with eggs. Some of these tricks are crafty, but others are very practical. Particularly practical at the eight-minute mark, where I finally learned how to hard-boil an egg without the shell sticking to the egg.
Billy Got His Strat Back
Every once in a while, a happy story comes along in the world of Rock. Billy Corgan, frontman for the Smashing Pumpkins, had been missing his beloved yellow Fender Stratocaster since it was stolen at a 1992 concert in Detroit. The theft quickly became a cold case and except for the occasional rumor of its whereabouts, Billy had no reason to expect to ever see it again.
A thought-provoking yarn about workplace dynamics ...