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Open Office concept vs. Working from Home

Posted by on March 19th, 2013

Recently the new CEO of Yahoo, Marissa Mayer banned Yahoo employees from working at home.  This has struck up a very interesting conversation in the media and companies around the country about the value of being in an office environment.  Even in my household the benefits of working at home are a common topic as […]

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And the Truth Will Set You Free

Posted by on March 12th, 2013

After years of working to protect the reputations (and sometimes egos) of CEOs, boards of directors and companies, it was refreshing to read the resignation letter of Andrew Mason, founder and now, former CEO of Groupon.  With simple and unexpected candor, Mr. Mason stated, “I was fired today. If you’re wondering why… you haven’t been […]

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The West Wing and the Power of “Communication”

Posted by on March 5th, 2013

Earlier this month a friend suggested I start watching The West Wing, so I hunkered down with a bag of frosted animal crackers and my Netflix Instant Queue to begin what would quickly devolve into a Rob Lowe induced hibernation. I’m now re-emerging from the binge with a clear directive: If you work in, with […]

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‘Like’ and the Power of Social Media

Posted by on November 14th, 2012

How often in life do you say that you ‘like’ something? “I like your hat, I like the smell of the ocean, I like the Green Bay Packers.” While sometimes you mean it, other times you simply say it to be courteous. Most times the lasting effect of this comment is fleeting at best, but […]

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Rookie Mistakes: 4 Life Lessons You Can Learn From My First 6 Months in the “Real World”

Posted by on October 24th, 2012

I’m quickly approaching my six month anniversary in the working world and, along with copious amounts of business cards and an internal clock that stubbornly wakes me up before 9:00am every Saturday, I’ve acquired a bit of worldly wisdom. Granted, most of that wisdom has come from making traumatizing, cringe-inducing mistakes, but in the spirit of […]

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