The noise was unbearable. A combination of wind, jet engines, teeth chattering and mindless conversation. Hungover. Actively on an IV infusion therapy to replenish the liquids lost from the night before, and flying at 10,000’ preparing to jump out of a perfectly good plane. The force of gravity is 9.81 m/s2 but there is a … Continue reading Terminal
Here's the full list. Most popular was January 19th (but who's counting...) January 31, 2019 The first full month of #hottakeoftheday is behind us. The takeaway: “Some days you hit the nail on the head. Some days you accidentally put the hammer through the wall.” Perhaps Eleanor Roosevelt said it better: “Do what you feel in … Continue reading January #hottakeoftheday
In a previous blog, I posted “Why Being Fired May Be The Best Thing That Ever Happened To You.” The response was overwhelming. It means a lot to me when people reach out with personal notes and stories and I’m grateful for it. I also received an equal amount of “I can’t believe you shared … Continue reading What I Learned From Being Fired
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery with one exception: when your children are mimicking you when you don’t allow them to play video games. In this article, I’m talking about imitation as flattery because it’s a lot less frustrating! As children, we model our parent’s behavior and prepare for the time when we live … Continue reading How a Large Bald Man with a Goatee Made Me a Better Manager
In business school, one of the first things you are taught is that the answer to almost every question is “It depends.” It’s not like there’s a course called “It Depends” but most case study discussions start with “Here’s the scenario and you could do this OR you could do this… it depends” and the … Continue reading A Road Map to Happiness at Work: Acceptance
On November 9th, I had the opportunity to be a part of an SPE Panel on Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Oil and Gas world, specifically on starting a Private Equity Backed company. Mark Bahorich of Q Engineering, a data driven technology solution to oil and gas decisions, was the moderator for the discussion. Along … Continue reading How Do You Start a PE Backed E&P Company? A Panel Q&A
Photo by Hampton Lamoureux on Pexels.com I remember the first time I had to fire someone. It was my first job. Ever. Only months before, I had been sitting in my university physics class when a job application arrived on my lap, on a clipboard no less, being passed back and forth down the rows … Continue reading “They Say Hire Slow, Fire Fast”. Here’s Why I Agree!