I hope you’re week is going better than the prop team on Game of Thrones.

This week’s What’s Hot Wednesday for Business Owners brings you an article about a growing trend to eliminate small talk, tips from 50 Women Presidents Organization leaders, and rethinking office space. And our Do Good Spotlight organization, Boys Town, is near and dear to me. Enjoy these stories:

  • When I saw the headline for this article I immediately thought, what the heck else do you talk about when you’ve just met someone? Well those who network well are helping us to see new ways to do it, including moving from the small talk that truly irritates some people (introverts, I’m looking at you) and is boring to others. I really like the idea of getting people really talking, I’m just not sure how well this will work in networking event/cocktail settings, but I’m going to give it a try.
  • Writing for Forbes, Geri Stengel taps the know-how of the leaders of the 50 Fastest-Growing Women-Owned/Led Companies at the Women Presidents Organization’s 2019 summit in North Carolina last month. What do they have in common? Click to find out.

Do Good Spotlight: Boys Town

This is the organization my dad contributed to throughout his short lifetime, and his support of this and other charitable works greatly influenced me as a child and taught me to support those who are doing good, wherever you may find them. Founded by Father Edward Flanagan in 1917, Boys Town is nearly 100 years strong. Through a continuum of family services, the nonprofit, nonsectarian organization provides the right services at the right time based on a child’s or family’s needs. Boys Town offers children and families services in their own homes, or, when necessary, family-like out-of-home services to children. Boys Town works with communities and schools in order to meet the growing and more diverse needs of today’s children and families. The nonprofit touches the lives of more than 2 million people each year. They score 90.45 on Charity Navigator.


  • It may seem silly—because it is—but there’s method to WePark’s madness and I have to say, why not? Who says we need 4 walls, a ceiling and a floor? The sky’s the limit when you rethink your need for workspace.

I hope this week’s issue got you thinking in new directions. Let me know if you want to chat about any of these stories or if you’d like to schedule an Owlthena session to help get clarity on a business issue that’s got you stuck.