Category Archives: Experience

Without artisans, tools are worthless

[NOTE: I’ve been struggling with the title on this one for three days. And, while I can’t quite capture the idea in the headline, I still feel that this is imperative to get off of my proverbial chest.] People are … Continue reading

Posted in Artisan, Career, Experience, Tools, Value | 2 Comments

Valuing Consulting Services versus Contractor Labor

Rick and I were recently having a conversation about the value of a consultant or contractor’s time, and how the concept of consultative value may or may not translate into a meaningful bill rate. Rick observed that too often the … Continue reading

Posted in Entrepreneur, Execution, Experience, Insight, Perception, Reputation | 4 Comments

You're special

You’re special. And I don’t mean that in a touchy feely way. Although if you feel like you need it, go ahead and take it that way. But take it this way, as well: You’re special. You’re not general. You’re … Continue reading

Posted in Experience, Honesty, Inspiration, Pride, Reputation, Talent, Value | 5 Comments

Top 5 metaphysical requirements for working from home

Okay. So here we are. Working from home. And you, being the smart cookie that you are, have already done your darnedest to either comply with–or refute the necessity of–my “Top 5 physical requirements for working from home.” So, physically, … Continue reading

Posted in Entrepreneur, Experience, Happiness, More than a living, Tips | 5 Comments

Formalize it

(Feel free to hum along with Peter Tosh while you’re reading this.) When I was on the corporate side of the desk, I tended to place a great deal of emphasis on writing plans. So much so, that some people … Continue reading

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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

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

Posted in Assholes, Boss, Corporate Culture, Criticism, Evil, Experience, Feedback | 1 Comment