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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If You Build It They Will Come: Coworking’s Potential Big Miss

According to Wikipedia, coworking “is a style of work that involves a shared working environment, often an office, and independent activity. Unlike in a typical office environment, those coworking are usually not employed by the same organization.” Further, “coworking is also the social gathering of a group of people who are still working independently, but who […]

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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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A Foolproof Method For Assessing Career Risks

How do you know if a job is worthy of your time and hard work? How will you know if another opportunity might have yielded a better return? How do you know whether you are being set up to be the proverbial canary in a coal mine by your new employer? They may be sending […]

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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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