Hot But Inexperienced

The gist of this story is that labels are so interested in signing and promoting bands and artists that have begun to gain some popularity…

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Let Employees Direct Their Own Continued Education

There’s some decent thinking here in a post about the kinds of ways companies can focus their thinking around employee training. It’s a good conversation…

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College Degrees Are Not An Indicator of Ability or Value

I was taken aback by this opinion piece. Objectively, I understand that the message the author was trying to convey was that grade inflation has…

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How Big Is Gig? Not Even the Federal Government Knows

(Ed. Note: The following was written back in early July for a work project but in light of a new report on the gig economy…

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I Have These Skills..So Where Are the Jobs?

There’s a lot of interesting information in LinkedIn’s most recent hiring report for the Chicago area, including how the city primarily draws talent from only…

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What Should Freelancers Do With Their Rage?

(10/19/18 Update: I wound up contributing this post to The Freelancers Union Blog. You can now read it in full here.) It can be tempting…

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It’s Not Just Writers Who Should Backup and Capture Their Work

Big news recently as Telltale Games, the developer of popular “story” games like The Wolf Among us and The Walking Dead, suddenly closed up shop.…

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This is How you Inspire Team Loyalty

Here’s a simple tip for managers who are looking to inspire their teams to perform their best, to bring their most creative ideas and offer…

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More on the Dignity of Work

Last week I broke one of my cardinal rules: Never try to have a nuanced argument with someone on Twitter. The inciting incident was a…

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Work, Dignity and Doing What You Can

Like the rest of you, I’ve been following the story of actor Geoffrey Owens over the last few weeks. After someone noticed him working at…

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