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Don’t Try so Hard

January 26th, 2015 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips I try hard at everything. Sometimes I try hard too much. <start advice> Slow down. Back away. Breathe. Drink a cup of coffee. Relax. Take a nap. Find your own little zen thing that helps you to not try so hard. <end advice>

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Tags: Breathe · Choose · Coffee · Health · Problems · Process · Thinking · Time

Emotions in the Coffee Shop

January 12th, 2015 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips I go to a coffee shop every morning. Why? I guess there is a community there. I go to a coffee shop every morning at seven o’clock. My hashtag is #coffeeandwifi. I do the 21st century equivalent of reading the morning paper and I put notes and links on a blog. I […]

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Tags: Coffee · Communication · People

Retail + Restaurant – Forward to the Past

December 20th, 2012 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips A new thing – retail restaurants. Actually an old thing. I welcome its return. Something (not) new under the sun – restaurant retailers. Retailers are putting food service, a.k.a., cafe, in their stores. Customers are shopping online. Save yourself the trouble of going to a store and all that. Stay home, sit […]

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Tags: Coffee · Culture · Expectations

Deciding Well vs. Documenting Well

September 23rd, 2010 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips There is a difference between deciding well and documenting a decision process well. The human condition means that we are mistaken a good portion of the time. Processes and documents can help, but they don’t erase that. I once worked in a government organization that prided itself on its excellent decisions. They […]

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Tags: Coffee · Excuses · Government · Lifecycle · Management · Meetings

Internet Coffee Shops

November 12th, 2009 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips On Internet coffee shops and my preferences for such. I frequently visit places that sell coffee and have Internet WiFi service. On a regular weekday, I will usually visit two of these places. There are several personal and professional reasons for this habit, but that is not the subject of this post. […]

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Tags: Coffee · Communication · People