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…

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…

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…

Let’s Fix Work Episode 15 — When Artificial Intelligence Is Smarter Than Policymakers with Sam Weston

Sam Weston is attempting the impossible: trying to educate our lawmakers about technology and its effect on the workforce. Okay, maybe it’s not impossible, but so far, it’s been an uphill battle as automation and artificial intelligence have continued to take jobs from people who need them. There’s no support for those people, and Sam’s…

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…