Archive for the 'work' Category

Happiness in Business

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

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Looking for a SharePoint / .NET Job In Chicago?

Thursday, February 15th, 2007

If you live in the Chicago area (or are thinking about moving here), have ninja-like skills when it comes to Microsoft .NET (expecially with SharePoint 2003 and 2007) and would like to work for a great company, I’d LOVE to talk to you. Send me an email and let’s talk. Please feel free to pass [...]

What the consultant saw

Thursday, September 7th, 2006

This picture (unfortunately) sums up alot of consulting engagements. My new role at work is to change this. :) What the consultant saw


Monday, April 24th, 2006

Great link found over at Kottke’s site today about employers having their workers buy their own laptop. Basically treat the employee’s laptop as you would treat the employees’s pants: require it, pay the employee enough to buy it, and provide the infrastructure that works with it, but that’s all. Give the employee the price of [...]

Get Scoble’s New Book For Cheap (Today Only)

Friday, January 20th, 2006

I just saw on Scoble’s site that his new book, “Naked Conversations”, is on sale today at for half off (and free shipping) today only (01.20.2006). I just ordered it for the low price of $12.47… I’ve been really intrigued by this book and couldn’t pass up such a deal. Alright, you have 2 [...]

“never underestimate the healing power of melted cheese”

Wednesday, February 16th, 2005

I’ll be the first to tell you that I hate Sundays (Sunday nights in particular). Even when The Sopranos and Curb Your Enthusiasm are “in season” this problem can’t be solved. I always have felt this way from when I was in grade school through today and I’ve discussed this before (here and here). This [...]

That “communal” bathroom key

Thursday, January 27th, 2005

Things that weird me out about having to use a key to unlock the bathroom door at an office: – Where are most people keeping that key as they are “going”? – Is the receptionist keeping tabs as to how often I’m going? – Better yet, is she keeping track of how long I’ve been [...]

An Office Is More Than A Place To Work At

Wednesday, September 24th, 2003

An office should be a place where you work, there’s not question about that. The thing is, though, there is more to an office than just the place where you work. I’m a firm believer that an office environment has a lot to do with a person’s creativity, drive and production. It should be a [...]

Great Article Over at ePrairie

Friday, July 18th, 2003

Wowza, there’s a good article over at ePrairie entitled “Tech Arena May Breed Hellish Work Environments”. If you work in this industry, I highly recommend checking this article out. I for one have personally been affected by the teeth grinding associated with work-related stress that was mentioned in the article and chipped my front tooth [...]


Wednesday, June 11th, 2003

who doesn’t love a good old-fashioned walkout? :)