What I Learned From My Daughter About Decision Making

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She’s eleven years old and has been precocious for as long as I can remember. At five, she told us, “It’s time for me to start learning how to play violin.” At eight, she said, “Why can’t I have my own blog?” And now, at eleven, Claire — our oldest of three children — has […]

LinkedIn Skills – Useful or Useless?

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LinkedIn Skills. Useful or useless? First off, what are they? LinkedIn itself states the following: LinkedIn Skills & Endorsements helps you discover the expertise that other professionals have. You can: Add a skill to the Skills & Endorsements section of your profile from the Edit Profile page. Add up to a maximum of 50 skills. […]

Why I’d Work With Google’s Laszlo Bock (one day)

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Laszlo Bock is the Senior Vice-President of People Operations at Google. He rose to such a role at the age of 33 in 2006. My math background puts him at an age that is slightly younger than me, so I’m a wee bit jealous. I’ve never met Laszlo. But I’d like to. And one day, maybe […]

Who Am I? Who I Am.

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Next year, Denise and I will celebrate twenty years of marriage on July 1. That’s a score … both in terms of it becoming an awesome event (what a score!) as well as it demonstrating a group of twenty years (a more historical definition of score … think Abraham Lincoln). A couple of years into […]

My Next Role Is …

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To each there comes in their lifetime a special moment when they are figuratively tapped on the shoulder and offered the chance to do a very special thing, unique to them and fitted to their talents. What a tragedy if that moment finds them unprepared or unqualified for that which could have been their finest […]