To The Guys (And Gals) That Work

Now that ain’t workin’ that’s the way you do it Lemme tell ya them guys ain’t dumb Maybe get a blister on your little finger Maybe get a blister on your thumb…” —Dire Straits, “Money for Nothing” For nearly 40 years we’ve been the guys that work. Childhood friends who in adulthood continue making an… more To The Guys (And Gals) That Work

When You Wink And Smile And Think Opportunity Cost Be Damned

Two middle-aged men walk into an elevator. The taller and heavier of the two points to the other’s t-shirt. It’s an Saturday Night Live t-shirt with a silkscreen silhouette of Will Ferrell in the “More Cowbell” sketch. “Very nice,” he says. “Classic.” The other guy, the one with a mostly white goatee beard wearing the… more When You Wink And Smile And Think Opportunity Cost Be Damned

The Effectual Stretch In Recruiting

“The end cannot justify the means, for the simple and obvious reason that the means employed determine the nature of the ends produced.” –Aldous Huxley Indeed. This quote was shared with me in a comment on my Who Cares As Long As We’re Still Hiring article. The commenter conveyed that it does matter what we call something,… more The Effectual Stretch In Recruiting

The Warming Heart Of People Pools

“And I don’t care, go on and tear me apart And I don’t care if you do ‘Cause in a sky, ‘cause in a sky full of stars I think I see you…” —Coldplay, “Sky Full of Stars” The statement’s context bummed me out. Not because my father-in-law and his wife didn’t know what I… more The Warming Heart Of People Pools

Who Cares As Long As We’re Still Hiring

“Ain’t that the way that it’s always been? Standing at the water’s edge waiting for the fog to clear Tackle or touch, you sink or you swim And hoping that he’s really got the power to save us from these sins Everybody sitting around waiting for the sun to come again They’re waiting for the… more Who Cares As Long As We’re Still Hiring

More Social And Less Stupid Are Music To My Ears

“You’re a big music fan, aren’t you?” We stood there talking among other parents who mingled while kids ran around celebrating our Little League T-ball season. “Yes, indeed,” I answered. “You heard about B.B. King?” “Yes, what a loss to the music industry. A living legend whose impact will live on and on. In fact,… more More Social And Less Stupid Are Music To My Ears

Success Measured By Effectual Stretch

It wasn’t exactly the romanticized version of backpacking through an exotic land, especially if you consider a cheap roller suitcase a backpack, which unfortunately I did. But that was me then in 1998, when my then girlfriend (now wife) had bitten me with the travel bug. Prior to that my travel was limited to North… more Success Measured By Effectual Stretch

When The Boss Touches Our Hearts And Not Our Butts

“You know, your butt looks so bad in the outfit you’re wearing, that I was surprised when I touched it, it felt good.” Imagine hearing that on a date, or in the office, or on a date at your office party, or even your boss hitting on you at the office or at a party.… more When The Boss Touches Our Hearts And Not Our Butts

Not Really A Galaxy Far, Far Away

“Hangin’ out Down the street The same old thing We did last week Not a thing to do But talk to you…” —Cheap Trick, “That 70’s Song” When I saw it for the first time, my heart filled with love and faith, and my spirit transcended the atmospheric sensitivity of childhood scarring. “Chewie, we’re home.”… more Not Really A Galaxy Far, Far Away

That’s When The Social Collaboration Magic Happens

Mercy me, my MySpace experience is one I’ll never forget. It was my first foray into social media beyond simply blogging, online groups and forums like AOL, and sharing collaboratively via email. There I was early in 2007, in front of my computer setting up my MySpace profile. I filled it out, not sure of where exactly… more That’s When The Social Collaboration Magic Happens

Just Do The Math For Picture Perfect People

All I know is that sometimes the truth is contrary — everything in life you thought you knew.” —Neil Peart (Musician and Writer) Without doing the math and coloring them in, you can still tell what most of them are. But that’s no fun when you’re six, just learning addition and loving to color pictures like my oldest… more Just Do The Math For Picture Perfect People