What I Have Learned In My Fifties – So Far

I often write about the plight of the older worker. Unfortunately, we see how the very workforce they may have served well for decades often treats them like some turncoat and kicks them to the curb. Many were replaced by technology while others by someone half their age at half their salary. What a shame. […]

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How Your WHY Drives Your HOW

Do you think of our your life as having a purpose? Can you reason that you are here to contribute something for others to consume? Over the last few years, I have come to the conclusion that my WHY is really quite simple. In fact, it is so simple it can be fully described in […]

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Career Sausage

Consider the sausage. By definition “it is a cylindrical meat product usually made from ground meat, often pork, beef, or veal, along with salt, spices and other flavorings, and bread crumbs, with a skin around it.” (Wikipedia) The skin or casing is either manufactured or made from the intestines of other unfortunate animals who checked the donor […]

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Leading the Revolution of Older Workers: Someone Has to Do It

I have been around for a long time. I plan on being active in business for a hell of a lot more time, too. It is my belief that you can perform at a high level for as long as you want. You will have to maintain your health, if that is what you want […]

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Don’t be Don Quixote at Work. Here’s Why.

Cervantes created our character as a guy who read too many books. He had too many stories in his head and started to live his life acting them out. Don Quixote, written in 1605; is regarded as the most successful commercial book ever written. At least that’s what Wikipedia says. Five hundred million copies sold; […]

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The Ultimate Career Irony: When You’re at Your Best, It’s Easy to be Forgotten.

I have worked in many places. Big companies, small companies, some thriving and some failing. Start-ups, turnarounds and places on cruise control. Years ago I worked in a business where my predecessors had gone on to commit career suicide, their graves scattered across the corporate minefield that is technology. Driving a company and millions of […]

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Here Is The Here Here

Popular now is the saying “There is no there there.” According to Stackexchange: The original is from Gertrude Stein in a quote about her birthplace, Oakland CA. The meaning of the entire sentence is that she didn’t find a sense of place, a center, or anything substantial or important enough to warrant calling the town […]

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