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Van Gogh

Van Gogh

I have great clients who know that I’m a nerd. I went to visit one of them in March, and they structured our meetings so I could leave in the afternoon and see an exhibit called Van Gogh’s Bedrooms. It’s an art show based on three paintings of the same bedroom, created by Van Gogh…

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Travel and Art

Hey, everybody. I’ll be at WorkHuman, next week. (It’s a conference about work-life balance. Want to go? I know a woman. She has a sweet deal. Just let me know and we’ll find a way to get you there that won’t kill your travel budget.) I’m excited about WorkHuman, but I also know that I…

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chicago marathon

Chicago Marathon

I won the lottery and will be running in the Chicago Marathon. My friend, Tim Sackett, nearly had an aneurysm when I told him the news. He’s like — Get ready for non-stop updates on what you’re eating, how much you’re drinking, how hard running is, how much you hate it, how much you love…

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