Entries by Al Admire

The Power of a Misquotation

Recently I found a widely referenced quotation attributed to F. Scott Fitzgerald. It’s about the power (and accessibility) of change.  About how—in the end—we are all in charge of our own lives and destinies.  And about how hope and strength are the tools that make change possible. Unfortunately, F. Scott Fitzgerald never wrote these words. […]

Creative Friends

I’ve always known that it’s great to have creative friends – they regularly challenge and surprise you in ways that you probably couldn’t even imagine. For example a friend of mine, because he was so sick of winter weather, placed this post on Facebook… “Now is the winter of our discontent.” Now, you probably know […]

Acts of Kindness

One of my favorite things about the holidays are the ads that sometimes cut through the clutter of sale/save messaging – and actually touch your heart.  The latest is the Apple’s ‘Misunderstood’ in which we see a slightly awkward teen embracing his iPhone as he makes his way through a family holiday – only to later learn […]

Power of Story

When I talk to folks about the importance of ‘story’ in trying to engage an audience, one of the most common reactions I always get is, “I’d love to – but I don’t have a story to tell. I only have data/statistics/research to work with – there’s no story in there.”  Well, believe it or […]