Saturday, February 04, 2012

Thank You For Your Support!

I spent the morning in the much-hated city of San Francisco, cycling for a good cause.

Thanks in part to your support, I raised an even $2,000 (or 4 times my original commitment of $500), and contributed to a record $6.1 million raised this year for cancer research.

Here's a picture of my cycling team. We're looking forward to making 2013 even more successful!

(Left to Right: Jeff Kutash, Purnima Kochikar, Christa Sober Quarles, Catherine Trible Holtan, Roni Grossman, Yours Truly)

Monday, January 30, 2012

Sleep Deprivation = Drunkenness

I read this doozy of a paragraph in a story in Inc on "Sleep & Productivity":
"Lose just one night's sleep and your cognitive capacity is roughly the same as being over the alcohol limit. Yet we regularly hail as heroes the executives who take the red eye, jump into a rental car, and zoom down the highway to the next meeting. Would we, I wonder, be so impressed if they arrived drunk?"
Note the perfect use of the jarring juxtaposition. It's a master stroke, much like Seth Godin calling for "global warming" to be renamed "climate cancer."

Needless to say, I'm a big champion of sleep. And since I'm still sick with a cold, I took a 12-minute nap on my famed afternoon sleeping cot earlier this afternoon!