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04. Where is the Blame

Have you ever used another person’s voice to tell a story? Invoked someone else’s speaking pattern and accent for effect? Why? Is it because you are a gifted impressionaro or is there another reason? Welcome to Swimming in the Flood; a podcast where we navigate the difficult currents in business and life. My name is Trent Theroux. Quick show of hands how many times have you used someone else’s voice in a story where they did something wrong to you? My magic mirror shows that a lot of you have your hands raised. Why do we do that? Why do we relive an event […]

03. Time Well Spent

  When was the last time you were locked in a cell? Held there against your will. How did you spend your time? Was it productive or filled with anxiety? Welcome to Swimming in the Flood; a podcast where we navigate the difficult currents in business and life. My name is Trent Theroux. Quick show of hands. How many of you have been in a meeting that you didn’t want to? Looking through my magic mirror I can see a lot of you with hands up. There are endless studies, blog posts and rants about the proper way to run a meeting. Which means to me that […]

02. We Will Miss You

Have you ever fired a customer? We spend countless hours and thousands of dollars to increase our business every day. But the question remains. Have you ever fired a customer? Welcome to Swimming in the Flood; a podcast where we navigate the difficult currents in business and life. My name is Trent Theroux. A pioneer of flight and icon of business, Herb Kelleher founder of Southwest Airlines passed away this week. There are many Herb stories, some raunchier than other. I would like to share with you my favorite Herb story. One woman who frequently flew on Southwest became known as Pen Pal because […]

01 Clean Curtains

Hey folks, let me ask you a question – are your curtains clean?  Now, before you scamper off to the living room to inspect, the answer might be a little different than you think. Welcome to Swimming in the Flood; a podcast where we navigate the difficult currents in business and life. Let’s take that question again. Are your curtains clean? Carl Sandburg wrote a poem titled Clean Curtains. It starts: NEW neighbors came to the corner house at Congress and Green streets. The look of their clean white curtains was the same as the rim of a nun’s bonnet. […]