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During the past decade, I’ve seen several dozen variations of the following urban legend posted online: A large oceangoing ship stalled at sea when its engine broke down. None of the shipboard...
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The Un-Comfort Zone With Robert Wilson
The other day I heartily congratulated a friend on her job promotion. She replied, “What if they made a mistake? What if I’m not really qualified, and it’s the Peter Principle in effect—that I’ve...
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The Un-Comfort Zone With Robert Wilson
Look around you. There are objects everywhere, and each one of them has a story. Are they interesting stories? Well, that depends on how you tell it. 1. There’s a bluebird house outside my office...
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The Un-Comfort Zone With Robert Wilson
When I was 13, I had dreams of being a rock and roll star. For my birthday, I asked my parents for a guitar, and lessons to play it. My parents hired a staid instructor, and I was uninspired by the...
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The Un-Comfort Zone With Robert Wilson
I took a drama class in college. It was fun; we studied famous plays, practiced dialogue and performed scenes. Then we did some really goofy stuff like pretend to be different types of animals, and...
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The Un-Comfort Zone With Robert Wilson
When I was a kid, I hated Burger King. I hated it because they put sweet pickle relish on their regular hamburgers, and I hated sweet pickle relish. And, they put mayonnaise on The Whopper, and I...
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The Un-Comfort Zone With Robert Wilson
The other day I overheard this comment: “Why does innovation always have to be about disruption? That’s all I ever hear anymore, ‘disruption, disruption, disruption,’ and it makes me uncomfortable...
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The Un-Comfort Zone With Robert Wilson
I was shocked to see that I had to walk through a maze of stacked pallets in order to enter the store. Then I saw a man spraying the shopping carts with some chemical, and I felt a chill run...
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The Un-Comfort Zone With Robert Wilson
Yes, you really do have a secret superpower, although it might be better described as a hidden superpower since you’re probably not aware of it, which means you’re not using it. Will this superpower...
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The Un-Comfort Zone With Robert Wilson
I recently wrote a column about loyalty, which got me thinking about trust. I wondered who is in my life that I trust, and who that I don’t trust. It didn’t take me long to realize that I trust...