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I am not a baker, but I decided that I wanted to bake an apple pie. Not knowing what ingredients are used to make an apple pie (other than the apples of course) and not really being tuned into what baking ingredients we have in the house at any given time, I had to start there. I had to find a recipe that I was comfortable using and determine which […]

Categories: Joe, Leadership, learning

Joe, Great question: How do we avoid jobs and companies that suck? It is heart breaking to me when I see talented people trudging away in jobs that either they don’t love or at companies where they don’t fit.  And, as you hint at, in almost every situation when you talk to someone who is in this kind of predicament, they almost always say something like “This isn’t at all […]

Categories: development, Jason, learning

Jason- Thanks for your post regarding social media and conferences, it is an interesting topic and I am sure that this will not be the last conversation about it. I mostly agree with you but I am also a little bit afraid of sounding like the guy shaking his fist and yelling “get off my lawn you damn kids!” I guess I do not know if it really matters either […]

Jason- I enjoyed the rant on colleges and universities, and it seems to me that the cost of a college education goes up every single year while it has been a long, long time since there has been any real increase in the value. I think that colleges and universities have the luxury of a largely captive audience due to the fact that every middle-class family on the planet is […]

Categories: Education, hr, Joe, Leadership, learning, Rant

Joe, I think your lists summarized our prognostications accurately. So, it’s on to the implications for human resources as this future emerges. I’m going to propose to we take turns outlining one concept at a time. As a foundation for this discussion, I also want to clarify that I believe that the purpose of human resources for organizations now and in the future is to ensure that the organization has […]

Categories: future, hr, Leadership, learning