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 […]

Do You Have the Stomach For a Non-Linear Career Path?

By |August 18th, 2014|


In my life, I’ve found that creative problem solving skills have allowed me to excel in a number of environments. Some say it’s better to pick a career field and stick with it; (and that might be true if you don’t have the knack for just figuring out a way to make it work […]

How Talent Can Hold You Back

By |January 5th, 2011|

"You see, in the real world, talent isn’t rewarded... production is. In other words, you don’t get paid for being able to solve problems... you get paid for actually solving them; which often takes time, effort, and “the grind.” That’s why you often see the less talented, but hard working, high school kid sneak up on the studs and become successful in life..."

Five Ways to Avoid a Nasty CC Email Battle

By |April 13th, 2009|

Have you ever been a little frustrated with a co-worker and wrote an email to express your concerns; and instead of reading your calm, yet concerned tone, the co-worker read a little more attitude than you intended and snapped of an even more explosive email with three other co-workers and two supervisors CC'd?

Stiff vs. Suit for your Day Job

By |December 18th, 2008|

Here's one you may not have considered: Is it better to be a working stiff or a suit if you're an entrepreneur who'd rather be working for himself than the man anyway?

Individualism vs. Hierarchy in Organizations

By |December 17th, 2007|

Which organizational system do you prefer? One in which each individual employee or member is considered equal, no matter how long they've been a member or what they bring to the table; or a system in which each employee or member earns their way up the organizational hierarchy based on seniority, contribution to the group, or the respect of their peers?

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.

Reap the Benefits of Working for Yourself and The Man

By |December 3rd, 2007|

You might not realize it when daydreaming at your 9-5 about starting a small business, but there are a few things to miss when you're gone. To an entrepreneur, it's blasphemous to suggest that anything good can come from working for The Man; but going solo isn't always the end-all be-all.

I’d Rather Work For Free

By |July 30th, 2007|

All my life, I've had an entrepreneurial spirit. I've never aspired to have a high-paying job working for someone else. My dream has always been to control my own destiny, what ever the cost.

Build Posture To Close Deals

By |June 27th, 2007|

Why is it that two people can offer the same terms, product, or service; and one can walk away with the deal while the other is left empty handed? The answer is what negotiators call “posture.” The way you present yourself can have powerful effects on your perceived credibility, trustworthiness, and authority.

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