growth innovation

Process Can Kill Growth and Innovation

A friend of mine recommended a book called Traction. Have you heard of it? He thought that my consulting company and my software company could benefit from implementing The EOS Model™. What is the EOS Model™? Well, it’s a framework to help founders and CEOs understand everything from people to internal processes. Very simply, it’s…

Thoughts on Leading a Lonely Life

I just finished The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone. The book chronicles the author’s experience with loneliness but also weaves in stories of art, AIDS, masculinity, feminism, sexual deviance, and the emergence of technology as a mechanism to overcome social isolation. Yeah, totally uplifting. But it was so superbly written that…

Sexual Harassment and HR

Hold the phone. You know it’s the 90s when we’re discussing politics and sexual harassment. I received a barrage of email from disaffected readers who are aggrieved by yesterday’s article on human resources, sexual harassment, and Fox News. Aggrieved! The emails fall into one of two categories. My advice was horrible. Chicks lie. Let’s take…

Millennials Don’t Use LinkedIn

They say that millennials don’t use LinkedIn. Who says that? Everybody competing against LinkedIn, that’s who. But I think it’s probably true. Millennials don’t use LinkedIn because they just don’t have time in their lives to look at failed professional dreams, sad profile photos, and mediocre work histories. I don’t have time for that, either.…

What are SaaS Bundles?

Most of HR technology is SaaS technology. What is that? Software as a Service (SaaS; pronounced /sæs/) is a software licensing and delivery model in which software is licensed on a subscription basis and is centrally hosted. It is sometimes referred to as “on-demand software.” SaaS is typically accessed by users using a thin client via a…

What’s Trending in HR Tech?

Want to know what’s trending in HR tech? Big data. Also known as the phrase you’re misusing. It’s the beast that won’t go away. Nobody knows what it is and everybody fears it. Customer experience. Some call this CX and others call this UX because there are gradations of customer and user experiences. Anyway, I…