Published: 5 years ago

Death By Ikea

If you don’t have a life, you may have noticed that this blog has been sporadic and quiet of late. I would like to be able to report that it is for some noble cause (rescuing baby otters / trekking up Mt. Kilimanjaro / …

Published: 5 years ago

Flashback Friday: SwerveRDU

I can’t believe that I missed the opportunity last week to take you down a runaway destructive memory lane. Last week was ServeRDU, which makes me sad because no other ServeRDU will ever top the summer of 2010 in terms of property damage. There’s …

Published: 5 years ago

Thursday Three For All

Three links. Three things I’m reading. In three…two…one: Who Let This Guy In The Building? As usual, an instant win by Seth Godin. Are you letting other people talk to your customers? You may not have the authority or the control to decide who gets to …

Published: 5 years ago

The Not-So-Secret Leadership Principles of Chick-Fil-A

A few weeks ago I was invited to attend Chick-Fil-A’s Customer Appreciation Night here in Raleigh-Durham. Dan Cathy, President and COO of my favorite chicken chain, was in town and we were going to party till the cows came home (did you see what I …

Published: 5 years ago

Use Your Own Bathroom

I’m not exactly what you would call a public restroom aficionado. As a born-and-bred germaphobe, I’m not a big fan of hanging out in the bacterial rodeo we call the men’s room. I believe that a great bathroom should be completely hands-free: automatically flushing toilet, …

Published: 5 years ago

Flashback Friday: Secondary Issues

Flashback Friday is back after its summer vacation. Today’s journey in the wayback machine actually opens up a rabbit hole of sorts to a week-long Audience Participation Week series, where commenters chose three random words that I had to work into a post. Yes, …

Published: 5 years ago

Six Things You Need To Know About Your Wedding (part three)

Yes, I realize I’ve taken nearly a whole week to write about wedding ceremonies. And while that’s far from the standard fare for this blog, I’m secretly sitting back and waiting on the lucrative writing contracts to roll in from high-end magazines like High Maintenance …

Published: 5 years ago

Six Things You Need To Know About Your Wedding (part two)

If you missed the first post, catch it here. (Go on, catch it.) And now…the next chapter: 3. A good wedding director is worth their weight in gold. Ideally, your wedding day will be your first and last matrimonial rodeo. There will be things that you’ve …

Published: 5 years ago

Six Things You Need To Know About Your Wedding (part one)

Gather ’round, children. Uncle Danny is going to divert from the normal posts about guest services be pastoral for a moment. Maybe even Grandpa-like. It’s wedding high season around these parts. I’ve officiated three ceremonies in the last two months and have another one coming …

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