Archive for November 2013

Does Your Business Need a Laugh Break 2?

Does Your Business Need a Laugh Break 2? Thom Torode, MBA (2of 3) In part 1 we talked about the importance of having laugh breaks. Still, for too many, the prevailing attitude is that one cannot be “professional” and have fun at the same time. The office motto has become the athlete’s: No pain, no…

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Does Your Business Need a Laugh Break?

Does Your Business Need a Laugh Break? Thom Torode, MBA (1 of 3)   The idea that laughter promotes good health first received widespread attention through Norman Cousins’s 1979 best-seller, Anatomy of an Illness. But centuries earlier, astute observers had ascribed physical benefits to humor. Thomas Sydenham, a seventeenth-century British physician, once observed: “The arrival…

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We want American Leadership

“We Want American Leadership, “ said a member of a diplomatic delegation of a major U.S. ally. He said it softly, as if confiding he missed an old friend. For those looking for political pundits taking sides in what has once again made our country a laughingstock, take heed there will be none.  Most of…

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