Have the Courage to Be Direct

Great article on Harvard Business Review about the need to balance diplomacy with directness. Something I strive to do daily, but don’t always succeed. Most amusing quote from the article:

The classic feedback “sandwich” goes like this: good news, followed by bad news, ending with good news. Eating a sandwich with good bread, but bad meat in the middle, isn’t too enjoyable.

Via HBR

Final Fantasy XIV: End of an Era Trailer

Words can’t describe how excited I’m about Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. I was amongst many who were disappointed with the game. I played FF XI for many years and I had high hopes for FF XIV. This trailer certainly reignited the sense of wonder in me again. Susan Calloway’s angelic voice of the FF XIV theme, Answers, provided the perfect background and emotional tucks to the epic imagery.

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