Mrs Dunn & Me

Its elementary my dear.Today in an attempt to increase information security recovering forgotten passwords is a function of memory.First childhood friend? City parents met in? Favorite teacher?Thankfully I can remember the last one so thus far have not been locked out of the internet age.Mrs Dunn was my third grade teacher. She was not in … Continue reading Mrs Dunn & Me



Do you believe?It seems fashionable today to be snarky and cynical and jaded. To remark on how incompetent and incapable everyone else is. The current malaise of faith and goodwill isn't really current however: we've been putting others down since the time of the Greeks.Yet, to borrow from Dr Phil, how's that working for ya?Belief … Continue reading Belief

SXSW Native

Spring starts in Austin.We know its starting because the bluebonnets are out and SXSW kicks off in just days.Don't know what SX ("south by") is? Google it, or use my new favorite search engine DuckDuckGo - unlike big G, DDG guards your privacy insanely! But I digress.If you've never been to SX here are a … Continue reading SXSW Native

Best Blogs 31 January 2014

Welcome to #BestBlogs, the weekly curation of the best of the web about the world of work. Weekly we collate the latest from various practitioners sharing their ideas about organization life, the politics of work and how you too can become more effective - and more satisfied - in career. Today's edition - each week's … Continue reading Best Blogs 31 January 2014


Such a timeless topic. If you ever want to see what pushes someone's buttons, ask about times they've felt disrespected. We - at least in the US - feel like we're owed respect simply by virtue of having been born. We expect it. But do we give it? Scenes from a movie In the past … Continue reading Respect


Curiosity killed the cat. But since cats have nine lives its okay. Conduct business long enough and (with any luck) people begin to ask for advice and counsel on career management. Here's some that may help: stay curious. My own career has been a hell of a lot of fun - four Fortune 100 companies … Continue reading Curiosity

Best Blogs 29 Nov 2013

The Thanksgiving edition of Best Blogs arrives! Weekly we capture posts related to work and organizational life to bring you meaningful content from some of the web's most thoughtful writers. These thinkers are out in front trying new ideas, holding on to what works and in general enriching our ability to manage organization complexity. Best … Continue reading Best Blogs 29 Nov 2013

The Truth

What is the truth? Philosophers, pundits and political operatives have been debating, trading and postulating ideas about what constitutes truth ("depends on what the meaning of 'is' is") for eons. Even the Three Stooges weighed in with their version of what the whole truth is. So in a few hundred words I doubt I'll add … Continue reading The Truth

Mirror Image

We have met the enemy and he is us. So declared Pogo long ago. In many ways its just as true today as when it was first uttered. In the past few weeks I've encountered several situations where the "problem" (or enemy!) been clearly identified. As someone else. Without going into much detail let me … Continue reading Mirror Image

Best Blogs 4 Oct 2013

We're back this week with gentle reminders, loud warnings and the ultimate departure. Welcome to another edition of Best Blogs, the weekly curation that strives to collect important and meaningful writes from the week of work that was. Best Blogs is intended to share more broadly writers, thinkers and doers who have something different - … Continue reading Best Blogs 4 Oct 2013