Category Archives: Criticism

Breaking News: Want ads still suck

Apparently, they still haven’t fixed the job description/want ad problem. Mr. Peabody, could I borrow that thing for a sec? In light of Guy Kawasaki going off on want ads and 37signals going off on want ads, we’ve gone back … Continue reading

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Sticking to your guns

The engaging conversation occurring around “Knowing when to quit” already had me feeling better about the latest Kumquat decisions. And then I read this from Joel on Software: Every day you make a tiny bit of progress. You make one … Continue reading

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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

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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

Posted in Change, Corporate Culture, Creativity, Criticism, Enemies, Fear, Growth, Ignorance, Manifesto, More than a living, Perspective, Risk | 2 Comments

Know your critics, know your fans

When you’re looking for feedback on your performance, it’s critical that you know your critics and know your fans. That’s going to temper your questions and your results. If you’re looking for some praise to raise your spirits, then you’re … Continue reading

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Top 10 (or so) Ways to Ensure You Never Lose Another Employee

Turnover blows. Here is how you can prevent the pain – forever: Hire incompetent people – no one else ever will. They will be yours to keep until the day they retire. Promote people beyond their abilities. Always eliminate training … Continue reading

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