An Open Letter To HR On Behalf Of All Employees 📩

Putting the HUMAN into Human Resources 🙍 Image source In my career I have worked for a large public university, health care, Big Tech, Chick-Fil-A, consulting, and neighborly lawn mowing. While it may come as no surprise to anyone who has ever applied for a job, the HR experiences at most of these organizations haveContinue reading “An Open Letter To HR On Behalf Of All Employees 📩”

How To Be Friends With Your Family

Everyone is trying to connect. Whatever behavior manifests, remember that. Assume best intentions and own impact- this goes for yourself and them. No, you don’t know better. No, they don’t know better. If people knew better, they would do better, so be gentle. Practice listening rather than practicing fixing. Compliment often, and genuinely. Acknowledge theContinue reading “How To Be Friends With Your Family”

29 Things from 29 Years

This list comprises 29 tidbits I’ve accumulated over my life. I don’t always recall where I learned what I learned. This list is in no particular order. First, they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you, then you win. It’s more important to be kind than clever. When its all over,Continue reading “29 Things from 29 Years”

Density of Communication

As I use written words touting in-person as the medium with the highest density of communication, the irony isn’t lost on me. When communicating, your goal is to maximize both density and digestibility. The medium impacts the message. Mediums ranked in order of highest to lowest density: In-person Video/audio together Audio or video individually ImagesContinue reading “Density of Communication”

Poor Person’s Guide To Getting Fit 💪

When I say fit, I mean boosting your baseline genetics. Some people are more genetically blessed than others. We can’t change what we were given, but we should do our best with what we were given. I am a self-professed health geek, and I couldn’t help but notice that if I actually listened to theContinue reading “Poor Person’s Guide To Getting Fit 💪”

Attention Management Systems: Using and Creating

This post is similar to past ideas I’ve dabbled with in- You Are What You Read, and Life As A Resource Allocation Problem. Aside from reading, we all absorb information from a variety of sources. As per resource allocation, attention is a precious resource. At some point, I noticed wanting to be more mindful ofContinue reading “Attention Management Systems: Using and Creating”

What’s the premium for “just works?”

Sometimes old folks will say things like “they don’t make things like they used to,” in a crusty, matter of fact tone. They aren’t wrong. Many objects we use today aren’t made the same way they used to be. Is this good or bad? Yes. We live in a world where many things are disposable.Continue reading “What’s the premium for “just works?””

How To Win ANY Argument

This is a guide to winning arguments and vanquishing all enemies in your path. Once completed, you may begin practicing this martial art. After some practice, you will be nearly invincible. The first step towards conquering all of your enemies is realizing that they don’t exist. Once you do that, they are defeated. They areContinue reading “How To Win ANY Argument”

Pragmatic Jedi Mind Tricks For Everyday People

Delusion involves being unaware of reality or acting bonkers amidst circumstance. For example, performing a stop, drop, and roll despite not being on fire would be delusional. I think of being enlightened as being aware of reality and choosing a way of being despite circumstance. It’s a form of conscious delusion. Lately, I’ve been payingContinue reading “Pragmatic Jedi Mind Tricks For Everyday People”

What is influence?

Stoics teach that we should worry about what we can control and ignore what we cannot. This is generally sound advice and I tend to agree. But, the Stoics have not covered all bases. Many psychologists advise that we cannot control how others feel, and we may not be able to control how we feelContinue reading “What is influence?”

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