Did You Get Your #HDW Badge Today?

By |February 4th, 2015|

Imagine with me for a minute, that we live in the future where society’s highest value is an honest day’s work…

…not overachieving, or ingenuity, or intelligence, or finding loopholes…

…just the ability to sit at the end of your day and feel tired, but satisfied that you gave your best effort to make something better in […]

I Prefer to Work with People Who Played Team Sports

By |December 10th, 2007|

A few years ago, I came to the realization that just about all of my close friends and everyone that I really "clicked" with in the professional world had played some form of team sports when they were a kid.

How Husker Football has Contributed to Nebraska’s Character

By |September 10th, 2007|

I grew up in a small suburban town on the southernmost tip of Omaha, where the rolling hills of the Missouri valley meet the flats of the Platte River basin.

Dont Tell Me What You’re Gonna Do

By |April 16th, 2007|

I used to bartend with this guy who seemed to have big aspirations. To protect the, er.. innocent, let’s call him “Jason.” He always talked about what he was ‘gonna’ do.

“This summer I’m gonna go live in New Zealand.”

“Cool,” I said.

“Yeah, I’ve done all the research and it’s gonna be great. I […]

Why You got Flipped off in Traffic

By |January 31st, 2007|

Have you noticed how hostile interpersonal communication has become? Back in the era of manners, people disagreed, but did so on a foundation of respect. Today it’s okay to attack, defame, and belittle anyone who doesn’t agree with you on a foundation of snarkiness.

Everywhere you look, people are tearing each other’s heads off […]

What Europeans and Americans Can Learn From Each Other

By |January 17th, 2007|

Over the last ten years I have been fortunate enough to split much of my time between North America and Europe. Along the way I’ve witnessed many debates between champions of the two cultural giants over which is the superior.

Having studied the matter in depth from both points of view, I have […]

A Man’s Last Refuge

By |January 15th, 2007|

Just like our fathers, grandfathers, and great-grandfathers; the good men of today put the burden of the world on our shoulders. When the car breaks down, the bills pile up, and the house starts to fall apart; we feel like it’s our duty to fix the world that is crumbling around us.

Everywhere we look, we […]