Friday

F@%k It Friday: Lakes or Oceans?

Hey, everybody. Years ago, I did a series of blog posts called “F@%k It Friday.” We’d spend the day on Friday talking about stuff that has nothing to do with work or HR. So, it’s Friday afternoon. I worked hard, this week. Let’s have some fun and bring F@%k It Friday back. Why not? I’m…

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Let’s Fix Work: The Movement

Hey, everybody. I’ve been absent from blogging because there aren’t enough mental hours in the day to write a book proposal, launch a podcast, focus on my wellbeing, read books, earn a little cash, and be present in my home life. Sometimes I need a break from the screen, and the blog has languished. I’m…

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Take Your PTO

Hello, everybody. I’m headed home from a week in Ireland. I hate it when bloggers like me go on vacation and then use their time away from the computer as an opportunity to lecture you to take your PTO. “You need space and time to think,” they write. “Turn your brain off. Get away from…

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Let’s Fix Work Episode 16 — Asshole Bosses and Friction with Bob Sutton

Robert Sutton is a Professor of Management Science and Engineering and a Professor of Organizational Behavior (by courtesy) at Stanford University. He co-founded the Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP) and the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (which everyone calls “the d.school”). He’s also a Ph. D., but he doesn’t like to be called Doctor, or even Robert. His latest…

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PRK is not LASIK

I am finally over the hump of PRK surgery. What’s PRK surgery? It’s like LASIK to correct eyesight, except it’s not like LASIK at all. Don’t let anybody tell you otherwise. It’s surgery and much more invasive. PRK works like this: They remove the outer layer of your cornea and then reshape your eyeball with…

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The Internet, Kindness and Anthony Bourdain

Many years ago, I saw Anthony Bourdain speak in Raleigh. He appeared on stage with a beer and a few pieces of paper. He seemed both addled and sedated. I knew it would be a long night when he began reading verbatim from his notes.  We showed up expecting stories from an intellectual mastermind, but…

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