A sense of humor is one of my most favorite traits in people. In anyone. Be it a friend, a teacher, a colleague, the mailman, a waiter, a young kid. Life, both personal and professional, has its moments and humor is often the best tool to put things into perspective. I came across the LinkedIn … Continue reading Describing Yourself In a Handful Of Words
I think the Me Too movement is awesome. It's been a flame to start so many other fires, to light so many indecencies. I love that minorities (whether due to race, ethnicity, gender) are being actively recruited, taken more seriously, recognized more than ever before. It's important that hiring managers understand it's no longer okay … Continue reading Not Every White Man Is Mediocre
"It is much better to be more aware than smarter. Being more aware will also make you smarter in the bargain, because a conscious person makes better choices than an unconscious person." - Deepak Chopra There are countless things wrong with the world today. But anyone in any era could say that, and has said … Continue reading Smart is Overrated
I went to the U.S Open for the first time in about 20 years last week. The kids and I had a few days to kill in the city before Labor Day weekend. These are kids who had been nonstop activitying all summer, and would have been thrilled doing absolutely nothing. But I’m terrible at … Continue reading Pressure is a Privilege
We just arrived back from six fabulous days in Tuscany, mostly thanks to me, if I do say so myself. I wrote (in my mind) a stellar brief – taking into consideration the amount of time we had, our budget, my long-ago European travels and memories (or rather, lack thereof), my husband’s preferences and personality, … Continue reading The Kains Take Tuscany!
I recently started receiving a daily email from Word Genius. I have no idea how I got signed up. Normally this would piss me off, but unlike the spammy nonsense that fills the rest of my inbox, I look forward to this one. It sends me a new word every day, and so far I … Continue reading New Words for the Kain Kids!
So the saying goes in the ad business: there’s no such thing as a new idea. The definition of “idea” here is a pretty strict one. Because if enough elements in a particular idea are different from those that were in the reminiscent ones, you’re typically in fair territory. Yet “I’ve seen this before” is … Continue reading When Imitation Is Something Other Than Flattery