You’re not nearly as busy as you think

I’ve been getting fed the “OMG I’m so busy, there’s no time for anything else!” line my entire professional life, so eventually I started blogging about it: There’s really no need to talk about how busy you are Being busy… Continue Reading


Link short-term decision-making to long-term goals

In the grand scheme of writing this blog, one of the most interesting things that I think I’ve ever written is this whole idea of “micro” vs. “macro.” Basically, you can get consensus among one group (say, a senior leadership… Continue Reading


Why your job has so many “experts”

Got this quote from here, which is an overall interesting article about why the advent of the Internet has made us all feel smarter: This happens in politics a lot. You end up thinking you know arguments better than you… Continue Reading


Worry less about how relevant you are

Relevant Elephant

I think there’s sometimes a big concern with the very “work is virtue” people — and you all probably know a lot of them — that if they stop working, they’ll just shrivel up and die. That happens a lot… Continue Reading

The USA apparently has poor well-being

Start here with the Gallup-Healthways Global Well-Being Index, then read this summary post on NPR. It’s all based on 146K interviews around five core areas: purpose, social, financial, community, and physical. This is a little bit — not a ton… Continue Reading


Looks like millennials aren’t buying homes

Got that from here, which also has this chart: If you take those two charts together, here’s what you get:


Stop withholding information down the business chain

Got that chart from here. It’s an article written by Lou Solomon, who is the CEO of Interact, and is on the ol’ Twitter machine here. Here’s another thing I got from the article (overall it makes a lot of great points,… Continue Reading

Intersection of hierarchy and professionalism = double standard of life

Professionalism Is A Racket

Here’s something I’ve been thinking about a lot recently. I’m not entirely sure why, but it probably has some ties back to writing this blog each day. Most people generally understand what “hierarchy” is. Even in companies that claim to… Continue Reading