I went to college to become an engineer . . . to learn math, physics, and principles of electrical design. Black and white stuff. No gray in engineering. I remember my first introduction to digital computers. I learned to program the Digital PDP-8 and PDP-11 by moving banks of switches into either the on or off position. Ones or zeros. No other choices, no other possibilities. You were either right or wrong …Read More
Regardless of your particular goal—to create the next best-selling phone app, buy a fast-food franchise, or grow your fledgling used car business into the number one automobile dealership in the state—it probably started with great ambitions and dreams of financial independence. But if after several years of hard work, you’re still struggling to keep your business afloat …Read More
Every January, the journals and notebooks come out of the drawer and we list the most important things we want to accomplish that year. But by April, 95% of us have completely forgotten about our goals. Bottom line, goal-setting doesn’t work for an overwhelming majority of the population. But there is an effective alternative …Read More
Seniors are much too often represented as a stereotype of decline and ineffectiveness, cast to play the widely-accepted but unbefitting role of a wobbly oldster, besieged by senior moments, obsessed with early dinner discounts, and constantly stalked by the looming shadows of an assisted care facility. But a new generation of exceptional elders are changing the general perceptions of aging …Read More
The premise is simple: We know the end of our lives is inescapable, so let’s take a critical look at the life we’re living, and if necessary, change our actions to motivate others to say positive things about us at our funeral. It seems like a well-intended message. But is it?Read More
Bringing formal legal action against your employer should always be considered a last resort to correcting an difficult situation or problem at work. So how do you know when it’s time to call an attorney? Here’s a three step process to help settle, manage, or otherwise negotiate a problem at work and avoid bringing the kiss of death to your career …Read More
What’s really off limits for workplace disscussions? While sexual inuendo and suggestive references are obviously verboten, you may be suprised to learn there are other topics you should avoid at all costs …Read More
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