Some readers may be a disappointed to hear that I’ve resolved to go back to work in a few months. On its face, it would appear to be against my core principles of freedom and also contrary to my goal of living a simple,
If you’ve ever worked in Silicon Valley, you know all about it. There are things we don’t talk about, without first looking over our shoulders. (You never know who might be listening). Open secrets that make a middle manager blush.
I quit my job in June 2017. I walked out with no future job prospects whatsoever, and headed to South America to enjoy a midlife crisis. It’s been more than half a year now since I walked out that door,
Yup, I said it: Robots and artificial intelligence are not going to take over the world. Am I a pariah now? What’s more, I think AI alarmists have it all wrong. How can that be?! Just hear me out. Here’s why AI won’t take over the world:
There are dead people (among the cubicles). I should know, because I was one of them. Thanks to a festering lack of motivation at work, my last year on the job turned me into a work zombie – until I quit.
Today we welcome a guest post from Ryan Helms, creator of the Side Hustle Journal. I strongly believe in side hustles as a way to boost your path to financial freedom. My wife and I have had a few different side hustles over the years,
Grumpy people are ill-tempered, opinionated, stubborn, probably surly, and highly uncompromising. We think of the stereotypical grumpy old man (or woman) – a curmudgeon. But a curmudgeon is also a maverick – nonconformist, individualistic, and unorthodox. And therein lies the greatness.
The holy grail of any HR benefit is to make employees happy without costing much money. But sadly, most fringe benefits fail at one or the other – either they cost the company a ton of money, or the employees don’t really care a rat’s ass about them.
Look to your left. OK, now, look to your right. What do you see? Are you surrounded by commuter traffic or cubicles? People who would clearly rather be somewhere else? Do you feel a numbing sense of Déjà vu? If so,
OK, here’s a question: If you’re trying to achieve work-life balance, is it because you feel you have too much work, or too much “life”? (Don’t answer that, it’s a silly question. We already know the answer).
I’ve seen them in every company I’ve worked: engineers in their 50s, ready to retire by every possible measurement, but with a kid (or two) in college. They’ve worked for decades in Silicon Valley, and they are, now, officially, old-timers.
Most companies desperately need skilled employees… they just don’t often act like it. Any corporate middle manager worth their salt can testify how much more difficult it is to hire and retain quality employees today than in the past. And yet,