The People of Your Organization Matter

Frank Roche is a baby boomer who had a portfolio career before it was cool. He’s been a writer and a journalist, a technologist, and a corporate advisor at very Senior levels. He’s also a podcaster with two podcasts, one about postcards, and another about his journey with pancreatic cancer. Frank is also a long-term…

Quarantines and Boredom

Standing on a street corner waiting for no one is power. – Gregory Corso During my final year in college, I was a contract recruiter at Monsanto in St. Louis. I helped hire engineers, chemists, and drafters for agricultural and manufacturing facilities around America. Please don’t blackout from the boredom. It was a temporary job…

Aspirational Ideas of 21st Century HR

The world, as we know, is changing. The world of HR is changing too. While we can remain cynical about all things HR, Lars Schmidt offers a different perspective.  Lars is the Founder of Amplify and Co-Founder of HR Open Source. He’s spent 20 years in HR and recruiting building talent strategies for a broad…

Why Punk Rock HR?

When I was very young, I embodied what it means to be punk rock, including having a shaved head and piercings.  One day, this jerk I worked with asked, “Who do you think you are, a Punk Rock HR?”  And my answer was,” Yeah, man. I do.”   Punk Rock HR is a fantastic name, brand,…