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The Volkswagen Commercial That Depicts a Backwards Workplace

It’s only a 30-second commercial, but it rubs me entirely the wrong way. I suspect the advertising agency for Volkswagen wasn’t thinking about the backwards way in which they depicted the workplace (or life) throughout the commercial, but the evidence is as clear as day to me. I have a few observations: Dad is stuck…

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A Twitter Conversation With Myself About Culture and Cetaceans

I’ve always been an admirer of cetaceans. They are, quite possibly, my favourite parts of nature. The problem I have, however, rests not with the cetaceans but with the humans who capture them for entertainment purposes. I had another revelation. Perhaps there is a metaphorical link between the captured and caged cetaceans and employees in…

Hierarchy for the Sake of Hierarchy is Simply Being Gutless

The family and I were ‘out and about’ on a lovely, sun drenched Mother’s Day this past weekend. Denise was celebrating her 11th Mother’s Day but if you do the math properly, she’s been a mom now to the three goats for a cumulative total of 27 years. You’ll figure it out in a moment….

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Employee Access to Social Media in the Workplace Decreases

Founded in 1875, Proskauer is a global law firm providing a wide variety of legal services to clients worldwide. You might find it odd for a law firm, but they’re really interested in social media too. What a refreshing change. The firm recently published the third version of its “Social Media in the Workplace Global…

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