Every medium we use tells us a story, so this Management Monday we’ll look into story telling and a bit of showmanship and you’ll find out why I don’t really chose to watch music videos. There was a small ripple in the social media realm over Childish Gambino’s recent music video for “This is America”. […]Read more "Managing Interest: Harnessing Attention, Why I Don’t Watch Music Videos"
Sometimes we just have to go with what we get so I’m going to start off with (what I find) a funny situation in a game and move on to a more serious matter. If you’ve read some previous posts you’ll know about a game called Subterrain. So I had it downloaded and I decided […]Read more "Looking on the Bright side and the Dangers of Panic"
Sometimes I have to talk about some of the less comfortable side of things in relation to business and life. Today’s subject is the concept of faith and to an extent religion. So before I go on I personally believe that people are completely free (conceptually, some environments are very restrictive) to choose and practice […]Read more "Too Hard an Act: Misunderstanding a Purpose"
Electronic components, machinery, tools, and all sorts of other things have expected standards that are required for them to be able to endure the rigors of the work or purpose they are designed for. Too much current through certain parts of technology will destroy that component, too much stress on a particular piece of a […]Read more "Necessary Levels of Resistance: Durability in Life"
We’re going to be talking about professional and private ethics today and their long term cost versus reward. I recently just finished a contract testing call centers and help desk employees and it oddly enough was one of the only jobs that came anywhere near compromising my professional and personal ethics. I had to call […]Read more "Fiscal Friday: The Cost of Maintaining Ethics"
There’s a video that circulates in my groups ever so often. A set of mercenaries in the middle of their camp in an African Jungle-ish landscape have a chimpanzee walk up to them. One decides to hand the chimp his AK and mime how to fire it and mock the chimp for a bit. Well […]Read more "A Chimp and an AK: Means Without Guidance"
Trust is one of those necessary building blocks of any relationship, whether business or personal. People establish patterns of behavior and others begin to trust n that routine the individual developed. Sudden and/or drastic deviation from that pattern is when trust is broken. Once that trust is broken it is unbelievably hard to get back, […]Read more "Management Monday: Trust and Disappointment"