Archive for February, 2009
And though it sometimes still feels a bit like I’m venturing into a forbidden male world, I’ve found that the gaming community as a whole overlooks gender. In fact, one of the most important lessons that I’ve learned in the virtual world holds as true in the real world: it’s an individual’s competency and personality that determines his or her acceptance into the fold.
When I wanted to enlist in a guild on my new WAR server, I knew I had to prove myself worthy – and not just list all the spells that my character had learned, or have them inspect More >
Being the new kid on the block, you have to pick and choose when to speak up, when to question things and when to just go with the flow.
When I heard the entire company would be spending eight hours offsite talking about goals and planning for the future, I bit my tongue and did not point out what I thought was obvious – there was no way we would need an entire day to ‘plan our goals.’ Didn’t we have more important things to attend to – like answering emails, speaking with clients and scheduling interviews? It wasn’t exactly my idea of a productive day.
What happened was truly shocking: More >
Yesterday, I spoke with a woman who said she’s just holding on till she’s 50, and then she wants out. She likes her job (kind of), she enjoys her co-workers (actually, she thinks they depend on her), and, by the way, her boss is counting on her to take over his business.
So she’s crossing off one month at a time until she can quit. And planning to hold her breath for 7 more years.
It’s time to have The Conversation.
What am I doing? Do I still like it? What is it I really want?
This is potentially terrifying, because it implicitly calls into question all sorts of assumptions, expectations More >
We work with quite a few – and turning breaking news into an opportunity to get their messages heard is SOP for us.
The latest breach: Heartland Payment Systems – perhaps the biggest data breach ever with upwards of 100 million credit and debit card accounts compromised after a piece of malicious software was planted on the company's payment processing network.
The AP broke the story around 11 a.m.; we had a killer More >