Category Archives: Corporate Culture

Remember, these are CPAs

When it comes to my vision of the archetypal business person, certified public accountants (CPAs) are right up there. I have a hard time coming up with someone in the organization who is more businessy (technical term) than a CPA. … Continue reading

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Remember to have some fun

Much of the time, we at little ol’ More than a living tend to get on the soapbox a bit. Raining fire and brimstone down upon the modern day workplace. Its foibles. And its inadequacies. Sometimes that can seem a … Continue reading

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I'll take 'Ass or Elbow?' for 500, Alex

Not that this comes as a shock to you, gentle reader, but a recent survey by Vital Smarts provides some more fuel for the “your organization doesn’t know what it’s doing” fire. Turns out, most folks are well attuned to … Continue reading

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Free to an unhappy home

The Chief Happiness Officer has offered to give away free PDFs of his book, Happy Hour is 9 to 5, to the first 50 100 people to comment on the post entitled, “Is your workplace unhappy? Get my book for … Continue reading

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Want to work from home? Tips on making your work and life intramural

For many of us, working from home holds a great deal more appeal than sitting in a noisy–or worse yet, deathly silent–cube farm, day-in, day-out. I know that I’m more productive here than I ever was in the office. And … Continue reading

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World of Warcraft taught some how to win the recruiting war

Sorry, but the geek in me compells me to say, “This is Red 5, standing by.” Phew. Now that that is out of the way… Red5, founded by former members of Blizzard Entertainment (the company behind titles like World of … Continue reading

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Employee types from Kathy Sierra

Okay, I know she’s using employee types to describe software applications. But, I mean, c’mon. Strip that away and you’ve still got some archetypal employee types. This is well worth the read: Creating Passionate Users: Is your app an ass-kisser? … Continue reading

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Portland's most evil boss…?

The folks over at Gawker are currently running a contest to find New York’s most evil boss. Which leads us More than a living types (apparently all atwitter about The No Asshole Rule and who have heard some doozies as … Continue reading

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Know thy enemy: 100 Ways to Kill a Concept

Our pursuits here at More than a living are often twofold. Two sides of the same coin. On one hand, we’re in the business of helping you focus. Helping you find perspective. And helping you get the most out of … Continue reading

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Above average? So is everyone else, apparently

From the Cleveland Plain Dealer “A’s and B’s for everyone“: 83% of Americans believe they are above-average workers 74% of American adults believe they have above-average common sense 58% of Americans believe they have above-average IQs 94% of university professors … Continue reading

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