Friday, January 31, 2014

Mentally Ill On The Job

JAN 31 2014 @ 8:26AM
Rob Lachenauer contrasts how large corporations and family-owned businesses treat workers with mental-health problems:
The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 prevents employers from discriminating against people who have a mental illness. But my experience as a consultant at a very large strategy firm whose clients are giant corporations had been that if someone admitted that he or she struggled with depression or mental illness, that would often be career suicide. Indeed, a former vice president of a major investment banking firm, when told about this blog, warned me against publishing it: “Clients are afraid to work with firms that have mentally ill people on the professional staff.”  …
I myself seldom heard people talk openly of depression in the workplace until I left the consulting firm where I’d worked to begin advising owners of leading family businesses. Much to my surprise, I found that these extremely successful family business owners don’t draw a sharp (and artificial) line between “us” and “them” – the mentally healthy and those less healthy. They don’t because they know they can’t. Those who suffer from mental illness are not anonymous shareholders, or nameless employees, but rather brothers, mothers, cousins, grandfathers, sons, and daughters. In family businesses, “they” are “us.”
Previous Dish on mental illness and employment here.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

"As a talk show host you do different jokes in the same place; as a stand up comedian you do the same jokes in different places."
- Jay Leno

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

"As long as you think your past is bad, you must be improving."
- Louis C.K.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

"Two thirds of the stars in the night sky have Arabic names."
- Neil deGrasse Tyson, Hayden Planetarium

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Saturday, January 25, 2014

As a young man Gandhi thought that eating meat was necessary to produce the strength needed to drive the British Empire out of India.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

"No drug has ever come close to the high of writing."
- attributed to Hunter S. Thompson

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

"There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed."
- Ernest Hemingway

Monday, January 20, 2014


"I'm fairly unbearable if I'm not working."
- Thom Yorke

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"Sometimes you need to endure 1001 days of bad luck before you have a good luck day."
- Sandy Chin

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"The way I work, I feel that I'm doing movies."
- Ralph Lauren

"Native art influenced the surrealists."
- Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun

Saturday, January 18, 2014

"Show me a good loser and I'll show you a loser."
- Lee Atwater

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

"No good movie is long enough; no bad movie is short enough."
- Roger Ebert

"I don't play well with others."
- Bruce McCall

"Writing is failing 90% of the time."
- Bruce Springsteen

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

one of 83 self-portraits

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn

Sunday, January 12, 2014

"The universe will go dark in a quadrillion years."
- Neil deGrasse Tyson

"Until the age of 44, I had seen almost nothing of the world."
- Anthony Bourdain

Thursday, January 9, 2014

"I regret that I have to create so many problems for people ... that's the life of an architect."
- I.M. Pei

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

"Don't lie, cheat or steal. Everything else is fair game."
- John McCain

Monday, January 6, 2014

"In life what's exceptional are the moments between adversity."
- Alfonso Cuarón

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"I'll describe it [Transcendental Meditation] very simply: it's like you have a phone, and somebody gives you a charger for it. And so now you can recover from this exhausting experience of being a human, twice a day. It's deep rest. Now that's something that can help people." Article here.
- Jerry Seinfeld


John Adams had two hard ciders for breakfast.


"I'm typically in the editing room 10 hours a day."
- Ken Burns

"The source of humour is not joy but sorrow."
- Mark Twain

Sunday, January 5, 2014

or ever

"You should not be arrogant by something you didn't create."
- Bono

on creativity

"If you haven't thought until your brain hurts, you haven't tried hard enough."
- Elon Musk

"I thought of myself as a humanities person as a kid, but I like electronics. Then I read something that one of my heroes, Edwin Land of Polaroid, said about the importance of people who can stand at the intersection of humanities and sciences, and I decided that’s what I wanted to do. "
- Steve Jobs

Saturday, January 4, 2014

on performing in front of 80,000 people

"It doesn't matter how deep the water is; you still have to swim."
- Steven Wright

Friday, January 3, 2014

"Movies touch us more than any other art form."
- Roger Ebert

"The critic depends on the artist."
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"By the age of 60 a man has learned everything there is to know about life, but by then it's too late."