A lot of people ask me whether or how often I work out to maintain the great shape I’m in. I just smile, thank them for their kind words, and decline to divulge my secret. But now I’m ready to share it with you.

Most of us are too busy…


Describing the rationale for your product or company is an inspiring message for all your stakeholders

“When Buddy, my 14-year old Golden Retriever, was deathly ill with cancer, my vet prescribed me pills that cost $100 for ten pills and told me that Buddy needed to take 3 pills a day. What was I going to do? Of course I shelled out for the prescription. I’d…


The ancient art of storytelling is especially relevant in today’s world of information overload because stories are more easily remembered than facts and more convincing than data.

Storytelling is especially relevant in today’s world of information overload.

When Mark, the SVP of a major media company, broke the news that the company and all employees would need to completely rethink…


Sometimes you have to forget the camera to really see the world

Before I took up photography 20 years ago, I used a journal to record my impressions of the faraway places I visited on business: Rio, Singapore, Taipei, Caracas. But like many of us, since then I’ve succumbed to the immediate gratification of a snapshot taken with a phone.

On a…


It’s simple: Stop watching television news. Here are 5 reasons why:

1. Rarely do you actually hear something truly ‘new’ — most of network news coverage is dedicated to the analysis of news. But how many hours of opinions do you really need to hear from a gaggle of talking…


Some people turn to chocolate. Or PBJ sandwiches. Or Oreos. Whatever food returns them swiftest to their favorite childhood memories when the need arises to displace whatever gloom dominates the present. I, on the other hand, turn to music, especially the music of my childhood, a time when record albums…

Lutz Braum

Regular and orderly in life, chaotic and sort of original in my art

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