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Act “As if”

There is a great scene from the movie, Boiler room, about "acting as if". To paraphrase Ben Affleck's character act as if you are the president of the firm act as if you are endowed... Read More

April 9, 2020

Why you want to never say “I’ll try my best”

When people say they will do "their best", it really annoys me. There is a lot packed into that little phrase, none of it is any good, and people who use it know this full... 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

Read everything three times

Having spent 20+ years working in the information business, I've noticed two distinct groups of people; those who can consistently, accurately process information and those who seem to constantly mis-read, misunderstand or otherwise fail to... Read More

February 26, 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

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

Coffee – your once a day power perk. Don’t blow your buzz

I remember a good friend of mine once remarking, "The first beer always tastes the best" and it is the thing that pops into my head every time I have one. But the same is... Read More

January 20, 2020

Overcoming challenges and micro-obstacles to accomplish our daily tasks

Wouldn’t it be easy if we could show up to work, immediately get productive and just start accomplishing things? In many environments getting such traction, early in your day, or at all is difficult. This... Read More

January 9, 2020