A simple, but important, rant

Warning: This is going to be a bit of a rant. I once had a conversation with a senior executive in charge of sales at a large supply company. It didn’t go so well. For starters, he was under tremendous pressure to drive a turnaround. North American sales had stagnated and the company was getting hammered by competitors. In fact, he had just spent $1M with a famous consulting company…

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Something to learn from the World Cup

Many would never guess, but I actually played soccer in college. I wasn’t great, but I was good enough to walk on and play defense (Left Fullback, thank you very much). Of course, this means that I am one of the few Americans who actually watch the World Cup with a moderate level of interest. All of the ridiculous flopping aside, there has been some beautiful football played this year…

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The difference between work and a job

Do you know the difference between “work” and a “job?” I ask because sometimes we forget. Sometimes, we get so caught up in the daily/weekly/quarterly grind that a job entails. Sometimes, we forget that our work is supposed to be fulfilling, impactful, and downright fun. That’s not to say that it isn’t hard or challenging. The best work often is. That’s because work has purpose. Jobs don’t. Or rather, jobs…

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