The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

Hello all! Apologies for my absence--it has been an emotional whirlwind of a week. The Good Yesterday, I went in for a meet-the-team interview and was all but offered the job. I met individually with five different employees who introduced me to the company, its missions, and its culture. It's a decade-old startup that is... Continue Reading →

Family and Cheap Foreign Labor Only

One of my colleagues is actively searching for a new job and I feel as I'm being nudged out of my position, as well. The owner of the company has an abundance of early-twenty-something children and relatives who are quickly filling the small office. Otherwise unemployable, these entitled dimwits have found their place. In exchange for... Continue Reading →

3 Tips for Building the Best Problem-Solving Team

One of the biggest workplace complaints is that people don't like their manager. I was recently reminded of the Peter Principle, which states that employees are promoted based on their performance in there current role; thus, employees only stop being promoted once they can no longer perform effectively. If managers rise to the level of their incompetence,... Continue Reading →

Hobbies, Jobs, Career and Vocation

I have been continuing the What is Creative Living? online course hosted by Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love and several other books. The second portion of the course involved some videos on the difference between hobbies, jobs, career, and vocation. The second assignment was to sort through my daily activities and distinguish between hobbies,... Continue Reading →

How Would You Spend One Year and $100k?

Growing up, my mother repeatedly told my siblings and me: "Do what you love and the money will follow." As a teacher-turned-entrepreneur, she walked the talk. She transformed her passion for educational books into a calling, and  successful one at that. I feel as if I'm at a juncture in my career. Four years ago,... Continue Reading →

An Argument For Increased Efficiency

If you can't measure it, you can't manage it; if you can't manage it, you can't improve it. I advanced quickly at my current job. Productivity and efficiency are some of my core values, so it was easy to apply the mindset and tactics to my work. Even the smallest productivity gain, say 1% monthly... Continue Reading →

A Case for Modern Day Renaissance Men

The world is rapidly evolving. New technologies become obsolete within a matter of years and the long-standing career options are gradually being replaced by positions that did not exist ten years prior. “Don’t worry about what your job is going to be—the interesting jobs are the ones you make up.” --Chris Young, Tools of Titans... Continue Reading →

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