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A blog by Matthew Dicks

How many dead children do we need before we finally take action?

By mattyd | May 25, 2022

There will come a day when enough children are murdered for our nation to finally move forward with sensible, reasonable, meaningful gun reform.   There is no question of this.   Murder enough little kids…

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How a storyteller helps a corporation

By mattyd | May 24, 2022

I’m often asked – yesterday, in fact – about what I do when I’m consulting with a corporation, an advertising agency, or a business owner. More specifically, how can a storyteller like me help a…

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My letter to Steven Spielberg

By mattyd | May 23, 2022

When I was 11 or 12 years old, I saw ET the Extraterrestrial  in The Stadium in Woonsocket, RI. Like every other human being on the planet, I loved it. But despite my love, I…

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A little bit of gold

By mattyd | May 22, 2022

Charlie’s baseball team – and therefore Charlie – won yesterday with a game-winning walk with the bases loaded. Final score 8-7. Charlie walked twice, scored twice, and hit the cutoff man with a throw from…

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Find the L-6

By mattyd | May 21, 2022

Bestselling author Michael Lewis discusses expertise on his current season of is podcast Against the Rules. He makes the point that if you need a solution to a problem, you must go down at least…

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Charlie, the Celtics, and Chernobyl

By mattyd | May 20, 2022

Charlie and I were watching the Celtics playoff game last night. The Celtics took a huge lead early on and thankfully refused to give it up, so Charlie grabbed his iPad, keeping one eye on…

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Wealth breeds wealth

By mattyd | May 19, 2022

Thanks to Amazon’s success, CEO Jeff Bezos is the richest person in the world, worth $207 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. It’s an impressive accumulation of wealth, but it’s good to remember that it began…

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He made this

By mattyd | May 19, 2022
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Ask about allergies first

By mattyd | May 18, 2022

My family and I went to dinner last week at the 11o Grill in Canton, CT. Before taking our orders, the server asked, “Are there any food allergies we should be aware of?” Clara is…

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By mattyd | May 17, 2022

Extreme pogo stick (you must watch the video) is a reminder that the elevation and expertise of almost any activity can be appealing to the masses. Find something you love. Then work like hell to…

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