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Need More Dough?

Brian Buck Jun 27 , 2022

Lessons in negotiating can happen anywhere. Recently, I had a lesson that took place at Williams-Sonoma. As we shopped for kitchen supplies, I noticed that one appliance was clearly missing — the bread maker. Yes, a staple of wedding gifts and housewarming events everywhere was conspicuously absent.....

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Pointers Heard from Dad

Brian Buck Jun 20 , 2022

It’s June — the month of school letting out and graduations, the start of summer, and, of course, the time to celebrate Father’s Day. After 18 years of being a father, I’ve learned one thing for certain: It’s hard! Don’t get me wrong, I love being a dad, and there are so many great rewards to being.....

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It's Not the Phalange!

Brian Buck Jun 13 , 2022

“There’s something wrong with the left phalange!” If you’ve watched Friends, then you know the scene that led to panic and the deplaning of Rachel’s Paris-bound flight. I couldn’t get that scene out of my head as we tried to make our connection in Frankfurt to get home. Only this time, Phoebe’s.....

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The Ultimate Sacrifice

Brian Buck May 30 , 2022

This isn’t a story about negotiating. It’s a story of sacrifice. In the US, the last Monday in May is Memorial Day. It’s a day when we honor the men and women who died while serving in the military. Given the current state of world affairs, not to mention our own domestic issues, I paused to think.....

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