Author Archives: Nick Greenko

Seeing What’s Not There or Not Seeing What’s There

Imagination and the power of a worldview are such controlling forces in our lives. Whether we can see it or not. All right, pun intended. Taking a break from the world of office furnishings for a quick weekend trip back … Continue reading

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An Elegant Solution

When I travel, I see things in a different way. I know, Hello Obvious, but bear with me. They say you should only travel with those you love. That is so true, especially when you are traveling alone. I have … Continue reading

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Find It Where You Find It

“SPEND! Instead of squirreling away your earnings early in your career, spend on experiences that will enrich your life–like diving with great white sharks.  It can expose you to influential people who could open doors for you.”   So that’s … Continue reading

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Nervous White Man

Last Tuesday was Nervous White Man Day. How did I know? The day began with a bunch of emails on a wide variety of subjects. They all had the following in common: 1. Vague description of a problem2. Assumptions about … Continue reading

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No Dumping! Drains to Ocean

All right, so I might be unusually philosophical late on a Friday afternoon. So my blood pressure might be too high, like the cardiologist with zero personality who barely knows me suggested the other day. Or I might be too … Continue reading

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Either Or

Back in the 80’s there was this pivotal work published in the Harvard Business Review by Felice N. Schwartz, called Management Women and the New Facts of life, in which she called for women in management with families to make … Continue reading

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Optimism and Experience

“A second marriage is the triumph of optimism over experience.” -Samuel Johnson For any of us who manage in today’s workplace, the home of do-more-with-less, this paradigm recurs again and again as we revisit systems, staffing and situations to find … Continue reading

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So.

So, where’s the blog? Can I help?  Tim is prodding me to follow through on my commitments. And I am grateful. I have been traveling and on projects for the last 3 weeks, in between a visit to my in-laws … Continue reading

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Planful

What would Brian Boitano do if he was here right now? He’d make a plan and he’d follow through, that’s what Brian Boitano’d do. -Trey Parker and Matt Stone, from South Park: The Movie   (Click for YouTube Video) So, … Continue reading

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Step 1: Show up

Well, I’ve been traveling, it’s tax season and I’m slammed.  Time for pithy observations later, but for now, sometimes when you need to transform your office space, planning to just show up as your outrageous-self can work wonders.  Saw this … Continue reading

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