Iron jaws and the ability to accept constructive critisism

Backstory I had this guy working for me, to mask his identity let's call him Adam. I can safety say that he was the "worst" guy that I had worked with in 20 years of... Read More

April 8, 2020

No skills, No experience, No English … No problem

Yivko We hired this guy at my old company, out of Serbia. At that point in my career, I wasn't hiring anyone directly myself, as we had an HR team, and I was only working... Read More

March 10, 2020

Good employee, bad employee

Having sold my company recently and benefitting from a little down-time, I promised to take some time for reflection, to reminisce on a few things I learned/remembered/noted along the way and share the experiences, in... Read More

February 15, 2020

Be the first in, the last to leave

I've been fortunate to be successful, but my cash didn't always stack right Golf by moonlight 30 years ago, I had just gotten out of the Army and started a new job in New Hampshire.... Read More

February 10, 2020

Fix the damn truck

I'm fascinated by the concept of work, what people do, how they do it, what makes someone successful and someone else not so much. I'm always looking at people through the lens of their approach... Read More

February 1, 2020

Top 15 things you must do to get promoted

Credits to Marcus Chan This is an amazing list/share that I wanted to save for posterity sake. "If you want to get promoted, here are 15 things you must do to increase your odds: 1.... Read More

January 31, 2020

Ted “Chickman” Murray and other heroes of the working man

After college I worked at a genetics company in New Hampshire, called "Hubbard farms" that was a subsidiary of Merck (at the time). Hubbard's goal was to make the next best chicken! As part of... Read More

January 30, 2020

Sometimes you gotta do bad, to do good

Music has been the backdrop of my career, inspiring and motivating me. When I'm down and discouraged. When I'm looking for inspiration to help others. When I'm a little directionless and seem to have (temporarily)... Read More

January 23, 2020

Have gun, will travel – the true story of Dick Dunnington

Dick Dunnington volunteered (you read that right) for 3 tours of Vietnam, as a military intelligence officer, but wouldn’t breathe a word of what he did there, even though I asked him about 5x a... Read More

January 17, 2020