Bob Hughes · Education · 12 hours 16 minutes ago
Pendulum in Action, accept failure, education

We all fail at some time or another. And for many of us, it’s a secret shame, though it shouldn’t be. Of course, entrepreneurs are quick to tell you that failure is part of the process – but these are often successful entrepreneurs who are at a point where they can afford to acknowledge past successes.

But when you truly accept failure as something that happens, rather than something that points to you as a loser, then you can move beyond individual failures to embrace success. One […]

Bob Hughes · Technology · 1 day ago
Red Lights for Texting Pedestrians

We’ve all had to avoid pedestrians who clutter up the sidewalk as they stare into their smartphones, ignoring everything around them – the sights, the sounds, the traffic. We’ve all probably been guilty of doing the same thing as these otherwise-occupied folks who tune out reality as they engage in a virtual world.

This kind of behavior is more than annoying to others, however: it can be dangerous to the pedestrians. Many of us have probably seen amusing videos of unsuspecting folks […]

Bob Hughes · Business Education · 2 days ago
Pendulum in Action, express ourselves, creative writing

How can we best express ourselves in today’s world? Should we blog or tweet? Should we write memoirs or novels? Should we confine ourselves to 140 characters or allow ourselves as many words as we want in order to say what we want to say?

The answer is that we should express ourselves as we wish.

Today’s audiences are open to all means of expression. Still, today’s writers can be unsure of where to begin.

That’s normal: we all need a little help, a little direction, a little […]

Bob Hughes · Business Education · 3 days ago
Pendulum in Action, Art Workshop International, unleasing creativity

Workshops are a great way to unleash your creativity during a vacation. Especially in this current social cycle, when we think more of community than isolation, the feedback and camaraderie of a workshop can really move you to another level as a writer or artist.

I’m teaching a course on memoir and fiction this summer, at Art Workshop International, a long-running institution in Assisi, Italy. What’s special here is that you […]

Roy H. Williams · Invisible Heros · 4 days ago
Pendulum in Action, invisible heroes, are you having fun

I was talking to an old friend. He asked the usual questions.

“Family okay?”

“Everyone is great.”

“Business good?”

“Busier than ever.”

“But are you having fun?”

He asked the question as any child of the ‘60s would ask it. The anthem we sang as young men was, “If It Feels Good, Do It.” Live fast, die young, leave a beautiful corpse. Life is kicks, fun, adrenaline: Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Dylan Thomas, Anna Nicole, Paris Hilton.

I wasn’t sure how to answer […]