laurie ruettimann wrigley field

Nostalgia

I was born in 1975. My brother was born in 1978. Our parents were youngish baby boomers, and my dad was very nostalgic and sentimental. He loved to take pictures of everything. Unfortunately, there was no good way to preserve photos from that period. My father doubled-down on 35mm slides. He “scanned” our childhood images to…

HR Doesn’t Care About Your Work/Life Balance

HR doesn’t care about your work/life balance. Well, that’s harsh. They care, but they have problems of their own. Human resources departments have undergone a transformation. They are agile, data-driven, and aligned with the executive agenda. Employee advocacy, when it happens, happens because it benefits the company’s bottom line. Your work/life balance bottom line is your own…

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So You Want to Be Your Own Boss?

Hate your job? Love that the economy is improving? You want to be your own boss and open a consulting firm? The way to run a boutique consultancy based around a lifestyle is pretty simple. Get great clients. Charge what you’re worth. Keep your overhead low. Unfortunately, when you’re starting out, it’s tough to get great…