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,
When you can’t get a plush salary job, you’ve got to find another way. That usually means finding unique and creative ways to sell goods or services. In America, we often call these jobs “side-hustles”. But in Latin America, this is the primary source of income for most people.
They are self-centered, petty, and proud. They demand instant results like a spoiled princess on her birthday. And they think their work is somehow more important than how they treat others. Yes, Silicon Valley Executives may change the world, but that doesn’t excuse them to act like kindergartners.
I’ve always had a real problem with authority. Especially the incompetent kind. If someone tells me not to push the red button, they’d better give me a damn good reason. It’s part due to my curiosity, and part the rebel in me.
I finally dropped the bomb last week: 5 weeks notice to my employer before we head on our year-long journey to South America. (Surprise, Surprise!). What a load off my shoulders that was! There is no longer any need for pretenses.
There’s a certain satisfaction to leaving a job on your own terms. After years of being told what to do and how to do it, the tables are turned, for just a moment. I am now 2 weeks away from having that conversation once again.
We are creatures of habit. Especially when you get married, have kids, and become embedded into a career like a Mississippi tick. It is so easy to get stuck into your daily loop and annual routines. Once you build up momentum,
We have a lot of ground to cover today, so let’s get started….. You may have heard that something like 90% of statistics are completely made up. Yes, it’s true! It’s a ballpark estimate, but it’s only accurate about 20% of the time,
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve stared up at the glass-enclosed, diamond-encrusted C-suites of companies I’ve worked for, and wondered: “What the hell??? Seriously???” When you’re young and ambitious, you hope that your corporate executives are smart and capable captains of the ship,
Like a lot of folks, Elon Musk believes that artificial intelligence will bring social disruption, massive unemployment, and general dystopia. I say Mr. Musk is wrong. Now, I don’t mean to throw shade on one of the most successful business-fellas of our time.
When you’re in the trenches of Corporate America, sometimes you need to keep your seat belt buckled. Because you hear people say some pretty amazing shit. I need to document some of this stuff while I still can…
That’s it folks! It’s time to declare the untimely demise of “Early Retirement”. The future is unsettled. Early Retirement Dreamers can no longer stake their future on unreliable statistics and uncertain projections. Early Retirement is dead! Long live Early Retirement!