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By nature of having both a seven and nine-year-old living under the same roof as me, I get the privilege of arbitrating many disputes. “She hit me!” cries the young one. Or, “He knocked me down!” says the other. When it’s a physical dispute, my next question tends to be, “Did s/he do it on purpose?” When the answer is “no,” it’s a quick resolution. An accident is easy to forgive […]

Categories: Authenticity, future, Goals

Hey man, good post.  Sorry I have been slow in responding.  The title for my response is a little overly dramatic, but I am with Maddie and A.D. on this.  Amazon does a really good job of finding stuff that I am interested in…a spooky good job. Sometimes I think they have bugged my brain. But the more stuff, options, opinions that I am spoon-fed, the less that I am […]

Categories: anarchy, Authenticity, future, Joe

Hey man, nice post.  Having been bailed out of jail at 3 a.m., I get your point. And, while I dig your post, this is actually connected to a larger issue that makes me feel a little bit ragey. The importance of real trusting and resilient relationships of all kinds is, I think, obvious to most people.  But we still live in a world where it is considered by many, […]

Categories: anarchy, change, future, hr

Jason- Thanks for your thoughts on talent…I am not going to skewer you and I do not think that you need to put your helmet on.  I am also perfectly fine if we do not come up with something that is directly measurable…I am just interested in a framework for understanding talent that is logically sound and easily understood. You define talent as:  the potential to develop a remarkable ability. […]

Categories: anarchy, Behavior, future, Joe, talent

Nice post man, good topic.  Also some really good comments, and there has been some interesting conversation around culture fit related to the removal of Jack Griffin at Time Warner. I usually find the cultural fit conversation to be pretty humorous.  In my experience, it seems that the people using it as a reason to not hire someone are also the people least capable of actually describing the aforementioned culture […]