Category Archives: Appreciation

Announcing: Global Hooky Day, August 2, 2010

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At the rate my current job search is going, I’ll probably have more days away from the office this summer than I care for. In my fond recollection of my employed years, however, it seems to me that right about the first of August a real funk sets in.  There hasn’t been a paid holiday…

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I know how Rima Fakih feels…kind of

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It doesn’t surprise me that the media’s focus on the new Miss USA is almost entirely on her stumble on stage; although, there is lots on her swimsuit too. We like to point out misfortune; it makes us feel better about our pitiful little lives. I’m not necessarily defending the whole idea of beauty pageants, but…

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If You’re Not Out There, You’re Nowhere

Many of you know I recently lost my job as the Senior Vice President of Shared Services at a multi-national public company.  My position was eliminated as a result of a year long restructuring effort which culminated with Chapter 11 bankruptcy and impending change of ownership and capital structure to private equity.  It’s cool –…

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Pick Me…Ohh Ohh Pick Me!

I was not one of those kids who was picked first on the playground nor was I the one who was picked last.  Average performer…story of my life.  I can distinctly recall, though, feeling a pit in my stomach watching those last two kids waiting to be picked – each hoping they wouldn’t be the last.  And…

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Have Some Humility – Shut Up for Haiti!

I’m the first person to find a way to complain about my life, my job, my earnings, my house, my boat (or lack thereof), my summer home (or lack thereof), and on and on and on.  I’m getting better about that, though.  I think to some extent that comes with age, maturity, and self-confidence.  Isn’t…

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