Ebola? None For Me, Thanks

Ebola? None For Me, Thanks

“If you want to know what’s inside something, just squeeze.” – Whitaker wisdom, date unknown. Grow up in Texas and you’ll pick up any number of colloquialisms, parables, metaphors, and the like…sometimes, you even invent them. This...
Man UP! (kinda)

Man UP! (kinda)

I’m not what you’d call a “handy” guy, i.e., I can’t fix jacksquat. It’s actually a well known meme in our house; whenever something does need to be fixed, if my wife can’t fix it, I’m hiring someone to fix it. And, as...
Freak Out!

Freak Out!

I realized something this weekend. I’m becoming a freak. I’m not totally there yet, but with some concerted effort, full-blown freakdom is just around the corner. And it’s awesome. Any of you familiar with the Freakonomics series by Steven Levitt and...
HR, Who’s Your Data?

HR, Who’s Your Data?

Hide the women and children, “Big Data” is coming. Big Freaking Data; a lot of it, from a lot of places, all coming at a rapid pace. Internal and external information sharing the same spreadsheet, looking backwards is now looking forwards, up is down,...
If It Moves, Hit It…

If It Moves, Hit It…

There is nothing quite so humbling as uncertainty. I was reminded of this recently while having a conversation with a friend. His current job responsibilities continue to change, to the point of putting him in a totally unfamiliar role where his experience is minimal...