Mr. Big: Do you want the good news or the bad news? Me: I haven’t seen the sun for two weeks, so how about the good news? Mr. Big: Hey, guess what? We’re getting the band back together. Me: And the bad news? Mr. Big: You’re no longer in the band. Me: And the bad news? — One of my favorite axioms has to do with the importance of advance planning. “Before you can make a comeback, first you must go away.” “Going away” can be achieved in various ways, either physically or mentally. A larger consideration is the duration of one’s absence, which needs to be long enough that the audience has had time to forget the foibles, and selectively recall the choicer bits. In any event, there is a corollary to the preceding: “When the time arrives to come back, one’s prospects for success ...Read more