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Ken Kirsh
Ken Kirsh is the writer and composer of Failing Forward, The Bluesical, a show about relationships and reinventing yourself, featuring a blend of soul, blues, and a little bit of Broadway. Clips, free downloads, and more at

Entries by Ken Kirsh

The Truth About Online Dating

(5) Comments | Posted March 30, 2015 | 7:07 PM

Excerpted from the show Failing Forward, The Bluesical by Ken Kirsh

After my wife and I untied the knot, I had to put myself back on the market. If you thought adolescence was awkward, try posting pictures of yourself online so people can instantly judge and dismiss you. I'd rather...

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Negotiating Online

(1) Comments | Posted July 8, 2014 | 4:41 PM

When I was thirteen, I went with my dad to Sears to buy a lawnmower. Even at that age, I was aware enough to be embarrassed when he started to negotiate with the garden department sales person.

But that shame quickly turned to shock and awe when he actually...

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Are Men More Controlling?

(0) Comments | Posted April 29, 2014 | 5:37 PM

I'm not sure. Are you? Women have long been unfairly labeled as bitches when demonstrating firm leadership skills while men are described as strong. This often relates directly to control.

I can cite numerous times in the workplace where both men and women have gotten so controlling, so out of...

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5 Overlooked Ways to Deal With Divorce

(5) Comments | Posted August 21, 2013 | 11:13 AM

If you're married, chances are you'll get divorced. Fifty-three percent to be exact.

The tunnel of love will turn to hate, where passages of romance and relative calm morph into disdain and anxiety, a dark ride that becomes darker.

I've heard the term amicable divorce many times...

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The 80/20 Rule Revisited

(3) Comments | Posted May 15, 2013 | 5:52 PM

You learned about the 80/20 rule in college or early in your career. If you still adhere to it, formally or otherwise, the business you're responsible for may be suffering without your even realizing it.

Why? Because, as I see it, the ratio is closer to 95/5 now. And...

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