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How to Out Shop Amazon for Tech Talent

Family members and friends call me an expert in the art of shopping. When I need something, I define exactly what I’m looking for and go after it with laser focus. I’m relentless. I don’t stop until I bring home my prey, which is why you should follow my advice on how to out shop […]

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Why SNAP Employees Need to Snap Out of It and Get Real

Congratulations to all of you Snap employees on the success of your Initial Public Offering (IPO)! Many of you are now wealthier than you ever thought was possible, at such a young age. I too was in your shoes and have some advice to share, as I look back at my time living the IPO […]

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What I Remember About Last Night’s Grammys

I watched the Grammys last night because I was excited to see Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr play together. Their individual performances and song together were certainly memorable. So were all the network bleeps that seem to mute half the songs that were sung. I seriously had to ask my 13-year old daughter if […]


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Boston Proud

It’s been a week since the Boston bombers did the unthinkable and made us New Englanders stop in our tracks. I feel the need to acknowledge the events of the past week and thank those who put their lives on the line to make our great city safe again. This was the year that I […]


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Lost in the NFL Lockout

I know I’m late to the game (pun intended), but can someone help me out here? I’ve always had a hard time understanding sports and now I’m being asked to write a blog posting that relates to this NFL situation. I get the fact that  the NFL is a 10 billion dollar business fighting over […]


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Dumb, Stupid Rules That Will Kill Your Company’s Culture

It’s hard to imagine that the Olympics would have some dumb stupid rules, but I guess if this world-class organization can have some, so can you. U.S. gymnast Jordyn Wieber, the reigning world all-around gymnastics champion, cried when she failed to make it to the women’s all-around finals. I can’t say I blame her. Wieber […]

Also posted in Creating Exceptional Work Places, Employee Engagement, Thought Leadership

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What’s Your Contingency Plan?

  This morning I decided to treat myself to a cappuccino at my local bakery. Imagine my disappointment when I was told their espresso machine was broken, which meant that I would not be able to buy what I wanted. I pass by this place daily so I decided to ask if they thought it […]

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The Naked Truth About Starbucks

By now, you’ve probably heard that Starbucks has rolled out their “new” logo. This looks to me like the story of the Emperor Has No Clothes. Someone has convinced Mr. Schultz to invest a lot of money for an image that looks and feels exactly like the one he started with. The first time I […]


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Pay Parity

I picked up a copy of People magazine the other day only to find out that in many cases, there is still the perception that men are worth more than women. Gheez fellows, you would think in the year 2009, we'd have put this behind us, but pay differences still exist. Here is a shiny […]


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Group Hug

Let’s face it. Last week was a tough week for everyone with all the doom and gloom on Wall Street as well as Main Street. I was contacted by a  reporter who wanted to know if managers should be treating employees, who belong to different generations, differently given the events that have just unfolded. I told the […]


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