Author Archives: Nick Greenko

One World

It’s all there, isn’t it?  Yes, there is a magazine called Executive Travel, and yes, it does list the three vibrant cities of New York, London and Cincinnati. So, incongruity is one of the key elements of humor and this … Continue reading

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Wash Your Hands

So I have spent a lot of time in hospitals lately.  And if that weren’t enough, we just finished mocking up a healthcare showspace upstairs at our headquarters location.  Creepily accurate.  And we are in the throes of the renewal process … Continue reading

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The Greek Problem

I attended the Chapman Economic & Business Review recently.  Good to hear that in general things are looking up, however anemically, for our region.  The headline read “The Recovery Creeps Along…Not much to quicken or retard the pace of growth”. … Continue reading

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RAKU

My recollection of Raku is that it is a Japanese process of firing clay in heated earth that results in a really beautiful, unique and iridescent sheen.  It’s also a fierce, dirty and dangerous process. So I attended the Opening … Continue reading

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Culture

Today marks our ninth anniversary at Tangram and the celebration we hold annually in honor of our folk heroes who epitomize the values we prize the most. So, how do we know who they are?  What criteria define these heroes?  … Continue reading

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Game Face

The first quarter of 2011 provided many opportunities for investors to react emotionally to unexpected and disturbing events, and another example of the dangers of doing so.-Richard Gershen, City National Bank What a great quote. I read it today after … Continue reading

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Masque Soiree

All right, so now that I am back in the hunt, here is something of what I have been up to. And if I keep complaining about being busy, do something about me. What is there about the mystery and … Continue reading

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Cupcake

When the going gets tough, the tough get cupcakes. There is a cupcake renaissance here in Los Angeles. Sprinkles downtown. Cupcake Wars on TV. Perfect Circle in my little town of Old Towne Orange. There is something wonderful, approachable, handleable … Continue reading

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She Crazy

There are times when you just have to cut to the chase and deal frankly with what is before you. My wife is a psychologist, and has been trained to diagnose aberrant conditions. If the patient acts a certain way, … Continue reading

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I Don’t Have Time for This

Well, as I look back over the month plus since my last post, I wonder who in management has time to blog anyway. I know I have been challenged, and when I read all these fabulous posts that are out … Continue reading

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