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Welcome to my new theme for this blog space. I am, of course, talking about the “love” between vendors or organizations and their clients or constituents. A very sage, savvy and experienced client once said to me that the relationship between a supplier and customer can be likened to a romantic relationship. There is the “woo-ing” phase, whereby the potential vendor “courts” the prospective client. They have many meetings (“dates”) finding out about one another to see if there is a good match. Each party asks questions of the other, hoping to find common ground to continue the relationship. If
THE GREATEST LOVE OF ALL…ISN’T HOW MOST PEOPLE ACT Why does something seem better when it’s done for others rather than oneself? I gave a stranger a dollar vs saving that dollar for myself. I listened to a complaining friend on the phone for any hour vs quietly immersing myself in a good book. I went to an unenjoyable and obligatory fundraising event vs a romantic date night with my partner. If Covid has done nothing else, it has reset our ideas of how we can enjoy ourselves. When I was an Economics major in college, I learned the concept
“A little better all the time (It can’t get no worse)” In a throwback to the good old days, the beloved Beatles are currently enjoying a resurgence in popularity. I could make a case that they never actually receded in popularity all these decades. But that is for another day. To quote from this uplifting Fab Four song, I’ve discovered that, in some ways, things really are getting better. Specifically, I’m referring to the treatment and views from men of women in the workplace, and in particular, men of the younger generations. I was asked to participate in a panel

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