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The Art of Non-Conformity Review

I feel like I’ve read this book before.

The Art of Non-Conformity: Set Your Own Rules, Live the Life You Want, and Change the World
The Art of Non-Conformity: Set Your Own Rules, Live the Life You Want, and Change the World by Chris Guillebeau has a familar tone to it. It is another “define your goals” … [continue reading]

Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

This book is a quick read with an important message.

Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel H. Pink has been a hot book this year. The core message is that carrot and stick approach to motivation … [continue reading]

Stealing Electricity From the Office

Today’s Dilbert reminded me of one of my office stories.

dilbert-electricity

One day I was walking back to the break room and I noticed a thick orange extension cord plugged into the wall. Someone had propped the back door open. Curious … [continue reading]

Autophagy and Loading Trucks For UPS

When I was in college, one of the many jobs I had was loading trucks for UPS. Boxes would move throughout the warehouse on a series of conveyor belts. The dock I worked on had five 18-wheeler trucks. Those trucks … [continue reading]

Am I Bored?

Recently, a friend of mine told me that I must be bored. He couldn’t wrap his head around the idea of not going into the office everyday. In the absence of a boss dictating requirements does boredom eventually set in? … [continue reading]

The Rat Altoids Display

Back when I worked for Nielsen Media Research in the 1990s, I loved Altoids. I still love Altoids, but nearly as much I did back then. During the dot-com days, I would go through almost a full tin a day. … [continue reading]