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How to cure Facebook depression

How to cure Facebook depression

This is a reprinted from my email newsletter (subscribe here if you haven’t joined). The grass is always greener on Facebook, isn’t it? I mean, no one posts “Just polished off my second quart of Chunky Monkey after coming home drunk from another failed date”. Instead, we only post about the wonderful happenings in our […]

What makes me tick [VIDEO]


I recently hungout with Phil Gerbyshak and Berni Xiong who allowed me to be on The Shut Up Show. We discuss a number of topics, which often include a healthy dose of icky personal stuff. The stuff for nonprofits  – starts at 8:00. The “secret” to Facebook success  – starts at 9:30. The personal stuff – starts […]

What are you building?


A long time ago in the city of Rome, there were several hundred men working on a large building. A little girl, who was very curious, wandered into the building site to see what she could learn. She noticed three men – each carrying a rock the size of a basketball. And being curious, she […]

The Failure Bow


We often hear that “failing early and failing often” is the way to grow as people and as organizations. We nod in agreement when we hear stories about people like Steve Jobs and Sir James Dyson, but shutter when it’s our turn to taste this bad medicine.

John Haydon