Category Archives: Inspiration

The Power of Inspiring Words

I’m not a fan of the inspirational posters that hang on the walls of so many offices and companies these days. They are well intended, but too often feel like window-dressing – there to send a message but without conviction. … Continue reading

Posted in Accountability, Creativity, Inspiration | Leave a comment


Does this capture it? I believe that Purpose—not money, not status—is what people most want from work. Make no mistake: they want compensation; some want an ego-affirming title. Even more, though, they want their lives to mean something, they want … Continue reading

Posted in Career, Inspiration, Purpose | Leave a comment

The Peanut Butter Manifesto

How would you like to work for Brad Garlinghouse at Yahoo!? Yeah, me too. Read his Peanut Butter Manifesto or, if the Wall Street Journal link lapses, via Techcrunch. See? I told you everyone had one.

Posted in Criticism, Inspiration, Leadership, Manifesto, Passion | Leave a comment

If you have that entrepreneurial bent

We’re not trying to stop you. Not at all. In fact, if you think that’s what you’d like to do, then by all means, go get ’em tiger. Whatever makes you happy. But before you go? You might want to … Continue reading

Posted in Entrepreneur, Exit strategy, Financing, Inspiration | Leave a comment

Understanding what's compromising your productivity

Sometimes, disdain for your working environment can result in a gradually decreasing level of productivity that brings you closer and closer to a completely comatose state. And, this lack of progress tends to feed your dissatisfaction. Which makes you more … Continue reading

Posted in Inspiration, Productivity | Leave a comment

Keeping a stiff upper lip

Over at Escape from Cubicle Nation, Pam alludes to the fears that overtake all entrepreneurs at some point or another. And works Saturday Night Live into the discussion, to boot. Continue reading

Posted in Entrepreneur, Inspiration, Motivation | Leave a comment

Inspiring your employees

Amy just shared this Bank of America video which, unfortunately, reminded me of this Starbucks one. Now that I’ve finished laughing, it’s got me thinking: This is impressive. Admittedly, in a very sick way. But impressive. These companies have to … Continue reading

Posted in Inspiration, Motivation, Passion, Wrong | 1 Comment