Sophomore Blues Sabbatical


When you fly into Australia direct from another international destination like Singapore, Los Angeles or London, country law dictates the airline must decontaminate the airplane for any potential insecticides before anyone may disembark the plane. If it’s your first time to Australia you might think you’re on the set of the movie Ghostbusters or worse, […]

I’m Showing My Work … My Next Book Is Postponed


In her book, Show Your Work, Jane Bozarth encourages us to work in the open. On the topic, she recently wrote, “Working out loud takes us off autopilot and forces us to confront assumptions, bad habits, and prejudices. Helping others better articulate decisions helps them learn—and if we’re paying attention, we might learn something, too.” John Stepper […]

Book Review of WORK RULES: Insights From Inside Google


I’ve been eagerly awaiting this book for some time. Not in the literal sense. After all, Amazon delivered a hardcopy version to my front door in what must have been 37 seconds. No, I’m referring to my anticipation in a more figurative way. Nine years ago, Laszlo Bock became head of People Operations at Google. […]

What Should The Title Of My Next Book Be?


It hasn’t been through any editing yet. It’s 12 chapters in total. It’s approaching 90,000 words. (again) There are two sections. The first section has the following draft chapter titles: Chapter 1 – The Possibility of Purpose at Work Chapter 2 – What is Work? Chapter 3 – The Pursuit of Workplace Disengagement Chapter 4 […]