Monthly Archives: April 2007

Hello, Crazy

Maybe I’m not that dialed in, but clicking through Rick’s post and into “A Unique Generation,” I bumped into KV’s comment and feel my shaking my head – huh uh – wrong focus, gang. I’ve worked across several companies and … Continue reading

Posted in Agility, Experience, Insight | 1 Comment

I, for one, welcome our Gen-Y, Millennial overlords

We Gen-X types are a sandwich generation, stuck somewhere between the old and the new. Too young to ignore technology, too old to truly understand its potential Too young to have participated in the greed-rush of the ’80s, too old … Continue reading

Posted in Change, Corporate Culture | 2 Comments

Making mistakes: Assuming your excitement is infectious

A few weeks ago, I mentioned that I would try to take some time to highlight some of the mistakes we’ve made (and maybe are continuing to make) with Kumquat. Now, there are plenty of mistakes through which to sift, … Continue reading

Posted in Kumquat, Mistakes | 5 Comments

Will Past Co-Workers become Current Again?

Rick’s “Hiring decisions, when mistakes keep on giving and giving and giving” really changes the way I think about the hiring process. Is this hire so good that they really grow your brand? Do they enhance your corporate value when … Continue reading

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Hiring decisions, when mistakes keep on giving and giving and giving

I was reading Toby’s post, entitled “Influential HR Grows Talent Management, First and Foremost,” preparing to slap a little bit of artwork on to the top of this article when I stumbled across this passage: HR is responsible for Human … Continue reading

Posted in Branding, Hiring, HR, Human Resources, Perspective | 3 Comments

Influential HR Grows Talent Management, First and Foremost

I’m loving the thinking bouncing around, reading about value and influence at SystematicHR ” HR Versus Finance – Influence, Power, and a Seat at the Table Part 2” and ItzBigBlog “Want to increase ROI? Start investing in talent.” This is … Continue reading

Posted in Corporate Culture, Execution, Growth, Insight | 3 Comments

This American Dream Job

I’m a big fan of This American Life, the NPR radio show (and now TV show) which is consistently great week to week. The most recent episode, called “Nice Work If You Can Get It,” showcases stories of people with … Continue reading

Posted in Employment | 2 Comments

Dissatisfaction makes the world go round

We here at More than a living tend to bemoan the state of the workplace in the United States. It’s what we know, so it’s where we focus our critique. A while back, Toby highlighted the level of dissatisfaction in … Continue reading

Posted in Corporate Culture, Criticism, Happiness | 2 Comments

Safe is anything but safe

There’s a great post over on Seth Godin’s blog, today, (shocker, I know) entitled, “Do you have to be anti-change to be pro-business?” In it, Seth talks about how companies tend to resist change, even though change is the one … Continue reading

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Trusted Advisors Deliver Insight beyond Execution

After a read at SystematicHR titled “HR Versus Finance – Influence, Power, and a Seat at the Table Part 1“, here’s the question that has me puzzling this morning, “Is human capital more or less valuable than financial capital?” In … Continue reading

Posted in Execution, Insight, Perception, Purpose | 9 Comments