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The Last Jedi and Holiday Gift Giving

Attention:  The following does not contain spoilers as I haven't seen the movie yet.  It might contain ill-informed speculation (that's kind of my thing).   According to Forbes, The Last Jedi did between $45 and $50 Million on it's opening Thursday.  This is an amazing testament to Joseph Campbell.  As you might know Campbell's book, The Hero With a Thousand Faces was a key touchpoint for George Lucas in the development of the original trilogy.  I tend to think that the conscious use of the Hero's Journey (hidden parentage, the call to adventure, refusal of the call, etc) is what makes...


Holiday 2017: A New Approach to Gifts for Coworkers

Every year around this time, people throughout the country start to think about what to give bosses, assistants, and co-workers in general as a holiday gift.  Personal gifts can be touchy.  A bottle of wine is not always appropriate.  And many gifts are just stale. One of the challenges we see, is that most of these gifts don't reflect the life that we share with our co-workers.  We spend so much time at work.  We spend so much of our lives with our coworkers.  But when it comes to gift-giving we often ignore all of that time spent together and...