Would You Hire Someone Who Led a Rebellion?

Top X lists are generally clickbait tripe. But we need people, I need to interview them, so “Top 5 Interview Questions” sounds worth clicking. And then I read this: When I asked “tell me about something you’ve led,” one of the candidates paused and then answered, “I once led a revolt against management in a manufacturing...

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Trust Us? Are You Really My Friend?

Jun 05, 15 Trust Us? Are You Really My Friend?

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It may be the most overused, least appreciated, most haphazardly defined word in modern life. Yet, it makes online commerce possible, discussion groups debatable and eBay profitable. Simultaneously, its abuse leads to urgent letters from Nigerian depositories, fuels goofball conspiracy theories, enables a menagerie of computer...

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Are You Going Green or Going for the Green?

Jun 03, 15 Are You Going Green or Going for the Green?

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Paper vs. Plates  is just one question in the bigger picture Part 2 in a series on the conflicts between the environmental and the economical impulses in all of us, and how we resolve them. (repost) “How to be green? Many people have asked us this important question. It’s really very simple and requires no expert knowledge or...

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The Arithmetic of Relationships > What’s Our Mutual Net Profit?

Sep 08, 14 The Arithmetic of Relationships > What’s Our Mutual Net Profit?

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“There is an eloquent tale about the difference between Heaven and Hell. It is said that in both places, the occupants are presented with opulent tables laden with exotic foods and given four-foot long utensils with which to eat. In Hell, people are miserable and starving because they cannot imagine how to get food to their...

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HIGH HELLS – The Demise of Powerful Femininity

Jul 04, 14 HIGH HELLS – The Demise of Powerful Femininity

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The Demise of Powerful Femininity Starts with High Heels  If high heels were so wonderful, men would be wearing them. – Sue Grafton The end of World War II and the return of men to the home front sent newly emancipated Rosie the Riveters back to traditional households and baby rearing. The freedom promised by wartime work...

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I Apologize. Not Me. Nix “I Am Sorry” From Our Lexicon

Feb 10, 14 I Apologize. Not Me. Nix “I Am Sorry” From Our Lexicon

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You may have heard: Toronto mayor Rob Ford recently apologized for smoking crack. His apologies are fun to watch. You know he’s faking, and he’s so brazen you almost root for him. His mouth is making the word “sorry” while his brain is thinking: yeah, I smoked it, so what? Get off my back. You all in the press corps...

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