We Want You! (sort of…)

No thank you. Sam and I go back for years having met at a tech company and keeping up with each other since. He's a good guy, talented as an HR Business Partner and his skills are above average. He has a strong brand. Last November a tech firm reached out to Sam, and over … Continue reading We Want You! (sort of…)

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A Matter of Degrees

She shivered. As my better half and I left a quaint little bistro in the early evening the temperature had changed since we entered. From a balmy 70 initially, (21 to my friends on the other side of the pond) it was now a nippy 62 (17) since the sun set. Not that much of … Continue reading A Matter of Degrees

Productive

Cough, ahem. Yours truly has been fighting a series of flu-like problems for a month now. Actually, that's not accurate: my respiratory has been fighting me and I've been covering up in a weak imitation of Ali's Rope-a-Dope. Except, I'm losing. When enough was enough I went to see a doctor who said , "you're … Continue reading Productive

Cool Beans

Life's too short for bad coffee. Over the holidays I had some time to catch up with people I don't get to see that often. I hope this year I do a better job staying connected so that catch-up isn't as needed. One morning I met with a friend at a coffee shop near her … Continue reading Cool Beans

Tea Leaves

Can you read tea leaves? The art of tea leaf reading dates back to the 17th Century. Tasseography - divining the future from the past (via leaves) - still has followers today even if you don't practice it. Or believe it. Before you dismiss the notion of predicting the future via tea leaves, think about … Continue reading Tea Leaves

Get Over It

Are you pretty smart? I am. At least I thought I was. Coming out of college - check that, high school- I was convinced I was not only smart but decisive, a take-action kind of guy. Believe me, there are scenarios where you want smart take-action oriented people: if I'm in a stricken sub well … Continue reading Get Over It

Hungry Birds

Ah, the smell of fresh cut grass in the hot days of summer. Long time readers know I enjoy summer days more than anything else: having been born in Phoenix I like hot 365 days a year. Call me crazy. Like every season summer has its rituals. The backyard barbecue (we do not spell it … Continue reading Hungry Birds

Eso Depende

Depende. Years ago I learned to scuba dive in Cozumel. In many ways it was the trip of a lifetime. One of the most memorable elements to me however was the sanguine response of my scuba instructor every time I asked a question. "Depende," he would respond rarely ever changing his demeanor. At the time … Continue reading Eso Depende

The Value Quotient

Take a deep breath. An advantage of being an elder presence in the workforce (and I assure you there are many) is that I carry with me a long canon of previous experience and can get past many things if not all with some set of ease if not a sense of déjà vu. Haven't … Continue reading The Value Quotient

Brand New

My latest for PIC... Its not what you say... Claire was apoplectic going on about the unfairness of it all. "I've got a huge SoMe footprint, profiles in all the right places, I blog like a speed freak on a caffeine break and still I can't get my brand through! WTF!" Claire exclaimed as we … Continue reading Brand New