Category Archives: Because I’m Not Independently Wealthy: Work

Do Real Leaders Always Want the Ball?

I had 3 assists at my hockey game tonight.  Glory! Those assists got me thinking about things.  I’ve always valued a beautiful pass more than a beautiful shot.  There’s something so inspiring about doing the unselfish thing and looking to help your teammates succeed.  When I watch basketball, soccer or hockey – I always love the pass. What about in business?  Can […]

Herbietown is Moving to Atlanta

With Hurricane Sandy bearing down on the East Coast, this is a good time to announce a major change.  We are moving to Atlanta. After 4 amazing years at Bloomberg, I am moving to The Weather Channel.  I’ll be working in the digital group as Vice President of Strategy and Product Operations.  They’ve assembled quite […]

Is My Beard My Mid-Life Crisis?

Is my beard my mid-life crisis?  Is this it? Or at least how it starts?  Like now that I’ve taken step one, I can just go off the handle, buy a chainsaw motorcycle, and start smoking joints that I buy from some teenage neighbor? Pre and post beard.  You can easily see the difference.

Beard Confidence

Confidence has always been my biggest problem. Perhaps my early experience with Christianity and eventual rejection of all religion caused me to lose faith in anything ‘certain’, including myself. Or perhaps I just have low self-esteem because I grew up with HUGE buck teeth, color blind, scrawny, and unable to play sports with balls. But, […]

Should Women Raise Kids or Work?

All this talk about Marissa Mayer becoming the first pregnant CEO of a Fortune 500 company….it got me thinking. I’m excited for new barriers to be broken down, no doubt, but the coverage made me think I was in a time warp. Aren’t we past this, people? Can we focus on the issue at hand […]

Cyndi Lauper

I saw Cyndi Lauper perform live yesterday. I was attending a conference at the Marriott Marquis hotel in Times Square. Cyndi Lauper performed right after lunch. I was dreading it all morning. Conferences can be soul-crushing experiences. You show up to a windowless banquet hall, you don’t know anyone, and you have to sit there […]