A lot has been written in recent months about the tight labor market in the U.S. Businesses are having trouble finding and retaining workers for a variety of reasons and it’s causing problems in production and other aspects of operations. One recent example is this MarketWatch story, from which these two paragraphs jumped out at … Continue reading The Great Burden of Business Owners
Help! I Don’t Have An Audience! Here I think he’s wondering why his mom unfollowed him on Medium. Was it because she always liked his brother better? Did she just hit the wrong button and doesn’t know she did it? Is it an early warning sign of a problem he’s having with reaching those outside … Continue reading What’s Stock Photo Guy Been Up to Recently? – July 2018
Recently I attended a small “summit” hosted by a social media platform where they were sharing best practices and case studies with current and potential customers. There were some good ideas and thoughts shared by representatives of the company as well as the clients they brought out to talk about their own experiences. Two ideas … Continue reading Creativity vs. Automation
Stock Photo Guy has shown up in a couple recent blog posts I’ve seen, so here’s the latest scenarios I’m imagining he’s engaged in based on the content of the posts. 43 Productivity Quotes that Will Inspire You to Get Things Done Here I like to think he’s struggling with which of the thousands of … Continue reading What’s Stock Photo Guy Been Up To Lately?
There’s some incredibly smart suggestions offered by April Rinne at Quartz about what cities can do to make themselves more attractive choices by a workforce that’s increasingly freelance instead of bending over backward to lure big companies like Amazon. The former represents an ever-growing percentage of the workforce, she points out. At the same time, … Continue reading Freelancers as the Future of the City
Last week The Daily Beast featured this multi tool as a useful item you should have in your pocket to address a variety of needs and it made me a bit nostalgic. My father, like his brothers and their father before them and probably lots of my generation’s fathers and grandfathers, carried a pocketknife with … Continue reading That’s Not a Knife
If you want to hear some genuine, high-quality whining about having your voice silenced you can’t do much better than to turn to any given white person in a position of power. Consider some recent examples: Eccentric billionaire Elon Musk is so used to nothing but fawning media coverage that extols him for how brilliant … Continue reading Help, Help I’m Being Repressed!
There’s a long history of shaming corporations for how they package fruit. That might seem like a silly statement, but it’s true. Photos of displays of peeled oranges in plastic containers go viral because 1) We can’t believe people are so lazy that peeling an orange is such a struggle and 2) It’s a tremendous … Continue reading The Braspberries Taste Like Brasbarries!
The end of last week was a damn bloodbath in the TV industry. One after another, shows were axed by networks for one reason or another. Angry fans tweeted in disgust and disappointment at how shows like “Brooklyn Nine Nine” were canceled (though that was eventually revived by NBC, which produces the show to begin … Continue reading Offering Closure to Fans and Storytellers
A story last week in Variety recounted and broke down the salaries received by the CEOs of some major media companies. The story features a discussion of the various issues facing the CEOs and has at least one person pushing back on the lavish compensation bestowed upon them. Here, though, is the key graf that … Continue reading Who Really Earns That Paycheck?