How to know if and when your building will flood

  Despite where Fortune 500 leaders fall on the political spectrum, I’m finding most agree on one thing: They want to know their risk and potential fallout due to flooding and rising sea levels. Unlike many government leaders, smart corporate…


Writing for clarity

  I received so much interest in my decision-making tips from a previous article, I thought I’d share some more of my time-tested strategies with everyone. When it comes to making sense of complexity, I have some proven solutions, and it all…


How introverts are Thriving During Coronavirus

  COVID is a bummer in many ways, but there are a few winners thanks to the pandemic: dogs (read this feel good story about how shelters are emptying thanks to record adoption rates) and introverts. Let me explain the latter. I went into a…


"I'm About to Sign a Lease, What do I Need to Know?"

Dear El Cardinale' I’m about to sign a lease. Call me crazy. It’s down to the final strokes on the dotted line, and I’m wondering, what should I be taking into consideration given “the COVID”? - Leasin’ Lonnie First, congratulations on making a…


"Frankly, I am Surprised How Well You Turned Out!"

Dear El Cardinale' I was in your 7th-grade English composition class with Ms. Ledingham. You were quite the cut up. You distracted your fellow classmates while learning effective analysis and summarization in written works. I am sure that I…


"You Want Me To Reach Out To My Competitor?!"

Dear El Cardinale' I read in your last newsletter that you are collaborating with competitors. I am in a cut-throat industry and at times it feels that we are at war with our competition. However, these are unusual times, and there's an opportunity…


"What's Going On with the Warehouse Market?"

Dear El Cardinale' I understand the warehouse market continues to be strong. I’m assuming it’s because of the massive interest in Amazon deliveries. Is there anything else going on here? Regards, Keepn' Truckn' Dear Trucker, You are right in that…


"Has the Way We Worked Changed Forever?"

Dear El Cardinale, As people get used to Zooming and working from home in their pajamas, do you think the way we work has changed forever?- Homer Dear Homer,You are right in that we are likely to make some tweaks to our work habits because of the…


My Letter to a Client

Friends and colleagues. I’ve been getting a lot of calls from concerned clients. Rightfully so, as these are unprecedented times. I thought I’d share a letter I recently sent to a client with whom I’m consulting on a significant project. This…