Tell an Italian his wife looks like a prostitute and he’ll punch you in the nose. Tell a Jewish woman she looks a prostitute and she’ll think it’s a compliment. She’ll say, “Really?!”
Jackie Mason, the greatest comedian and performer of my lifetime and yours, passed away Sunday at the age of 93.
Jackie Mason‘s career could never have happened today, for two reasons.
First, his observational humor primarily focused on the differences among ethnic and religious groups.
In many ways, America really has turned out to be the melting pot we learned about in high school civics class.
If there’s an Ivy Leaguer in your world, you definitely want to give that person Lions, Tigers, and…Bulldogs? An unofficial guide to the legends and lore of the Ivy League by Matt Robinson (available at www.lionstigersbulldogs.com).
The book is only about 30 pages long, but it’s packed with fun and intriguing facts about all of the Ivy League schools and about the League itself.
For example, did you know that the stairwells in the science library at Brown University (the roof of which is apparently also the highest point in Providence) are color-coded to the pH scale or that the…
Just read Julie DeCaro’s new book, Sidelined: Sports, Culture, and Being a Woman in America, which details what a slime pit the world of sports broadcasting really is.
DeCaro is an attorney turned sports talk radio host who, in her book, decries the piggish nature of virtually all men in the world of sports, from the male broadcasters to the executives who run teams and broadcast outlets, to many of the players, and certainly to the fans.
Men are pigs.
And nowhere are we more piggish or disgusting than when we are talking about sports.
We’re moving to Teaneck, New Jersey on July 26th, because our three oldest kids will be in school in the New York/New Jersey area in the fall and it doesn’t make sense to remain four to five hours away from them.
As we pack, I find myself haunted by something I learned from a client who declutters high-end homes.
The average American family, she told me, owns more than a quarter of a million things.
Your home, and mine, contain, on average, 250,000 items, from kitchenware and vases to clothing to hammers and nails, to artwork, to piles…
Had Harry Potter been around when I was a kid, my mother would never have let me watch the movies because they were too scary and violent.
As an adult, I somehow managed to avoid reading one page of Harry Potter, or seeing any of the movies, in deference to my mother’s wishes. Until now.
My youngest thought it would be a good idea if we watched all eight Harry Potter movies back to back to back, along with “making of Harry Potter” documentaries and other supporting material.
I always admired J.K. Rowling for her ability to get kids to…
Naomi Osaka, the young tennis phenom, has withdrawn from Wimbledon, citing mental health issues.
Articles on SportsIllustrated.com and ESPN detail the stresses and strains of relief pitchers in baseball.
And this week, SI.com published a 5,600-word article on the travails of NFL and NBA cheerleaders.
The common message — being an athlete, or a dancer, is very difficult.
Getting asked annoying questions at post-tennis match news conferences — no fun.
Pitching in relief creates a lot of pressure — very upsetting.
Cheerleaders are underpaid and overworked — not ideal.
Okay, I empathize.
But on some level, I’m wondering why I…
Whole Foods, we have to talk.
How I used to love wandering your aisles in more innocent times, experiencing the delight of finding some artisan-made, hand crafted, locally curated, and always extremely expensive ingredient or foodstuff I had never before seen.
And then what joy it was to check out with your staff of sleeve-tatted grunge rock-looking team members, all of whom looked like they had been imported from the balcony of a Nirvana concert, circa 1996.
But something changed, Whole Foods, and we both have to stop pretending we don’t know what it is.
Amazon bought you, and…
Jason Roys has had his mind on the military ever since childhood, from when he learned about how his grandfather flew dozens of missions over Germany during World War II in a B-29 Bomber and then served in the Korean War.
Roys’s grandfather started his military career at 17, lying about his age for a good cause to fight in World War II with the US Army Air Corps, which subsequently evolved into the US Air Force. He retired a Chief Master Sergeant.
Roys’s grandparents were both in uniform when they met; both are now interred at Arlington National Cemetery.
“Sales people know how to sell,” says sales authority Tom Stern. “It’s just that when fear creeps in, they can’t use their skills effectively. It’s like they’re watching the Fear Channel inside their brains. I can show them how to change the internal channel.”
Stern, author of the upcoming book, Fear Less, Sell More, always believed that a poor sales mindset can sabotage a great skill set. The challenge was to find a way to have salespeople easily develop a world-class mindset. And then…the revelation.
“It all came about during the pandemic,” Stern recounts, “when I found myself watching a…
Few authors have experienced the success Michael E. Gerber has enjoyed or created for his readers.
Michael E. Gerber’s E-Myth books on small business and entrepreneurship have sold copies in the millions.
His unique mindset about entrepreneurship and small business ownership has literally created an entire industry of small business consulting services since the founding of his first business development firm, The Michael Thomas Corporation, in 1977.
And this Sunday, June 20, Michael E. Gerber turns 85.
What is it that Michael E. Gerber knows that most business consultants fail to grasp?
It’s this. One single reality causes the failure…
New York Times bestselling author, Michael has written, planned or edited more than 700 business books, business fables, and memoirs over the past 25 years.