By David Berry: This is Simon Sinek. Simon used to work at ad agencies. He’s British. He wrote three books. Now he’s a corporate motivational speaker and consultant. In addition, Simon says (hehe) that Millennials “got into honors classes and got A’s just because parents complained” and “got participation medals — a reward for coming in last.” In fact, he said that and a lot more about Millennials in this video about six months ago.

A Middle Finger to Simon Sinek & Millennial-Bashers


By David Berry: Valentine’s Day is five days away. And like all good lovers, I too will be celebrating the day as the Romans did in the 3rd century A.D. – by executing two men named Valentine in the time-tested tradition of Emperor Claudius II. Wait, that’s not what this is all about? Bravo, Russell Stover, bravo. I had no clue. Jokes aside, we all know that Valentine’s Day isn’t for slaughtering people, but we know that it is a commercial […]

Can I Be Real About Valentine’s Day for a Minute?


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By David Berry: Your Facebook ‘friends’ might have you convinced that they’ve fought tooth and nail over opposing political views and, as a result, lost friends during the presidential election. They’re full of shit. The average Facebook user has roughly 338 friends. But it seems that the people who feel they’ve lost Facebook friends  are confusing them with real friends. And let’s face it – at best, each of us is lucky to have 10 friends. […]

You Didn’t Lose Any Friends During the Election



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By David Berry: Valentine’s Day can be traced back to a bunch of guys named ‘Valentine’ who were martyrs for Christianity back in the first century. That’s your history lesson for the day. And I love a lot of you, but I’m not about to get mauled to death to prove it. And that whole martyrdom story more or less validates the title of this blog – Valentine’s Day is Bullshit. I’ve known that for a […]

Valentine’s Day is Bullshit


Hey, people! I was sifting through unpublished blog posts (turns out, there are dozens) and came across one that, unfortunately, always seems to be in season. It was a tad engrossing to look back on this post, which I believe is close to 18 or 19 months old and compare it to my current situation, which thankfully is much different, much healthier. Nevertheless, breakups suck ass. Oddly enough, I wrote a blog that started similarly to […]

Lost Files: The Autopsy of a Breakup


You deserve to fail. I’m sure your mother disagrees. And while I’m sure she’s a fine woman, your mother is wrong. Because seriously, IF you hit the snooze bar three times, skipped the gym again, stopped at Dunkin Donuts for breakfast, cranked out eight half-assed hours at work, then went home and caught up on Netflix because you were “too tired” to do anything else, then I mean it – you deserve to fail. That said, I include myself in […]

You Deserve to Fail



Daniel and I were standing by the sliding glass doors at the back of the living room of the house, if you could call it that. We’d somehow escaped an open floor plan filled with people, most of whom were congregated in the kitchen sharing bottles of craft beer and a newly opened package of Lindt chocolate truffles. “This place is awesome,” I said, looking over to the kitchen and scanning right to gaze up […]

To Consume or Create?


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245 days. That’s how long it’s been since I got fired from my job and decided to go off on my own to start DB + Partners. If no one has ever pushed you to professionally go fuck yourself, awesome. Because the event has the potential to destroy you on a number of levels – and I’d venture to say financially is the least of them. For so many people, their career is their public […]

Getting Fucked – Professionally


The 10 Phases of Dating, my debut book, goes on sale October 1 – just 21 days! In the past couple of years, I’ve fallen out of habit with writing on my blog, but I’m planning to change that from now through the launch of the book. Hope you enjoy this one. __________________

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