One Piece of Advice

8fd8e4964c27b8768e1ae0f00b65c5b7This morning, I was given a “Remember This Day” reminder from Google Photos… from 4 years ago.

4 years ago, I was in Liviv, Ukraine working with a team of developers working on MediaShout. It was lots of fun. I loved working with (and in!) a foreign culture for the few weeks while I was there. Continue reading “One Piece of Advice”

Idleness is Difficult — Moving People to Action

“It is not necessary for a man to be actively bad in order to make a failure in life; simple inaction will accomplish it. Nature has everywhere written her protest against idleness; everything which ceases to struggle, which remains inactive, rapidly deteriorates. It is the struggle toward an ideal, the constant effort to get higher […]

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Why Companies Hire

There are lots of articles on the internet about HOW to get a job. Those are (generally) great articles and enable you to have the skills needed to land a job. However, there’s an underlying motivating factor that drives companies to hire. It’s why companies hire. Once you understand the why, and embrace it, the how to get hired becomes self-evident.

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How to Respond to a Crisis

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Photo courtesy of Alex E. Proimos

We all experience crisis in our lives.

We can’t control who (or what) causes a crisis. It doesn’t even matter who is responsible. We don’t control those.

There is one thing that we can control: How we respond. Continue reading “How to Respond to a Crisis”

5 Productivity Tips from Waffle House

This morning, I had breakfast with a friend at a local Waffle House restaurant.  The Waffle House is a chain of small restaurants that do a relatively high volume of business.  The stores are open 24/7 and generally have low- or minimum-wage employees. It’s amazing the productivity tips you can find if you just watch.

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The short-order chef who was working at the Waffle House this morning was hustling.  He had three or four orders going at any one time and was able to keep track of each order.  He kept track of all the items on the grills, waffle irons, and toasters at the same time.  It was amazing to watch.

While watching, I jotted down five productivity tips.  Continue reading “5 Productivity Tips from Waffle House”