Nothing is Ever as Good or as Bad as it Seems.

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“Nothing is ever as good or as bad as it seems.”

Dr. Scott Galloway

From his “No Mercy, No Malice” Blog

Author of “The Algebra of Happiness”

If you ask older Americans about the best times of their lives, many will point to a crisis of some kind that had a formative effect on their character and outlook. 

Baby Boomers will remember that many of their parents talked about the Great Depression of the 1930s and World War II as the best times of their life because of the unity it created.  Their accomplishments in the face of adversity led them to be called “The Greatest Generation.”

In his “No mercy, No Malice”  blog  Dr. Scott Galloway, entrepreneur (both successful and not) and now NYU professor offers a quick look at previous crises and offers some insights on acting, and reacting, to the times we find ourselves in.  Check out “Our Generation’s Test.”

He challenges us  Aim to be the daughter, boss, manager, dad, the government employee who is action-oriented, organized, and disciplined during this crisis. You’ll be one of the people, calm under pressure, whose actions helped beat back this American generation’s biggest test. “

Bonus: If you’ve got some time for a challenging and entertaining video of Dr. Galloway discussing his book “The Algebra of Happiness: Notes on the Pursuit of Success, Love, and Meaning” with MSNBC Interviewer Stephanie Ruhle.  Galloway offers an entertaining and honest discussion of his mistakes and successes and extraordinarily direct advice and controversial advice for Millennials and Gen Z from a Boomer with experience broad and deep in life and business.

Watch The Algebra of Happiness with your older kids.  ( 80 minutes and it goes fast!. Warning, Galloway can use some salty language at times! )

Now ask yourself, are you a Leader?

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