Why subscribe to Timeless & Timely?
Maybe you’d like to become a better communicator, a better leader, and a better human. And maybe you appreciate thoughtful writing that will make you think differently.
Traditional leadership, strategy, and communications pieces can seem formulaic or prescriptive. As if a list will help you out of your jam.
But one thing we all love? Stories.
Leaders abound in literature and history, and their stories (for what is history, but a set of stories?) can serve as lessons and guideposts today in communication, leadership, and integrity, leading to better relationships.
Timeless & Timely helps you jump ahead by giving you advice and counsel of the past as a guide to understanding and acting on the issues and ideas before us today.
“Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.”
— Samuel Johnson, 1775
You don’t need to have a grasp of arcane historical events, the ability to quote Tennyson, or the insight to draw parallels between then and now. I’ll do that for you.
As David Brooks wrote:
Who am I?
I’m a former Classics major who went on to get an M.B.A. and eventually became the first executive at Ford Motor Company to lead digital communications and social media globally. During that time, I was exposed to all parts of the business and to leaders across the world in various industries.
Along the way, I realized there are fundamental behaviors we share and that leaders are everywhere around us, with lessons ready for us — if we’re ready for them.
But this isn’t just stories from the past; it’s about applying what we already know to what’s going on in the world around us today.
“If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.”
— Sir Isaac Newton, 1675
If you sign up for the free email, you get:
✒️ Essays with contextual historical quotes and deep thoughts on leadership, communication, and humanity, connected to issues of the day.
📜 Plus plenty of historical quotes in context, all designed to make you well-informed and provide you with a different perspective.
⏰ Occasional Saturday entries in the "Off the Clock" section, for geeking out about words and history.
The past enlightens the present.