Thanks to Val Boyko for planting the seed for this blog post. Val's wonderful website, Find Your Middle Ground, is where she explores, reflects, asks deep questions, shares insights, and connects with other bloggers. Her post today, Bring Peace to The World, included a poem that was written by Chade-Meng Tan formerly Google’s Jolly Good … Continue reading From Jolly Good Fellow to Offical Wizard to Professional Sleeper – What’s Your Job?
As I thought about the hiring process, a few things struck me. Hiring a new employee is potentially a multi-million dollar, multi-decade decision. An employee may work somewhere for 40 years, earning not only salary but benefits as well. For the employee such a job represents an opportunity to potentially settle down, buy a house, … Continue reading Why Hiring Matters
It's been a while since I've written about one of my favorite topics- TV commercials. Commercials are like the tweets of the video world, trying to get their message across in less than one minute. Not only is there usually good music and humor, but the commercial also has to try and sell you a … Continue reading Quick! Draw Ketchup!
Earlier this week I received one of the most flattering comments I have received in seven years of blogging. The comment was in response to my post, So Much for Having a Brand Name. And while it had nothing to do with the content of the post itself, it made my day. Here is the comment: … Continue reading Dang! I Should Have Known Better…
I can thank the wonderful blogger Jen at Bossybabe for the idea of this post. Jen had left a comment on a recent post of mine that looked at brand names, noting that how some bands take an ordinary word and use it in a different way. She used the examples of KORN and Coldplay. … Continue reading Music Monday: The Strangest Names for a Band
Talk about serendipity. In yesterday's blog, I wrote about the advent of digital clothing which gives people the chance to make it appear as if they are wearing a unique outfit, tailored just for them. Well today on 60 Minutes, one of the segments was on synthetic media, also known as deepfakes. I was hoping … Continue reading Synthetic Media Is Here. Are You Ready?
OK. Add one more item to my growing list of possible trends that I just don't get. Several fashion companies are creating digital outfits that people can "try on" by uploading images of themselves wearing the digital clothing item. Once they make the purchase of the digital clothing item, they can share the photo online. … Continue reading The Emperor Has No (Physical) Clothes. Only Digital…
In this week's Ask Dan column, Dan answers a reader's question about a phenomenon known as the perfection premium. Dear Dan, Every time my sister hosts a dinner party, she insists that every last tidbit of food she serves be homemade. This high standard is wearing on her. To make her life easier, I proposed … Continue reading Do You Suffer from the Perfection Premium?
I went to a Catholic grade school, for grades 1-8. I seem to recall that my first grade had 90 students and just one teacher, a nun. Talk about being a master of classroom management. But by the time we made it to eighth grade, we were down to just 15 students. Since no one … Continue reading Why Was I the Exception?
Of course, it should be obvious to everyone that I am talking about Ludwig. What? You don't know who Ludwig is? That likely means you are over the age of 30. I did not know who he was until earlier today when I read about how a hacker had broken into Twitch's servers, and released … Continue reading Graduates from College, Gets Fired From Five Jobs, Now Earns Several Million per Year. All by the Age of 26.