On this page, you'll find some pieces that, even with some pretty tortuous reasoning/rationalizing, can't really be connected to business-related topics in any sensible or serious way. But the fact that something isn't connected to business doesn't mean that it can't be interesting...maybe even a little entertaining.
That's what the pieces on this page are trying to be. Hope you enjoy them. (Let me know what you think by going here.)
One of the recurring themes of this website (and my book, Otherwise Engaged) is the importance of semantic precision. I’m a firm believer that a very big part of the reason that achieving higher levels of employee engagement remains such an elusive goal is the widespread misunderstanding and misuse of the word “engagement” itself.
With the emergence of the Donald Trump for President boomlet (one can only hope), this piece, written some years ago, takes on added relevance.
If you thought getting people to be more engaged at your company was difficult, imagine what the challenge would be like in this line of work.
Addressing an important question: Why isn't "innumeracy" thought to be as serious a problem as "illiteracy"?
Another light piece from several years back. It's something to read when you've got 5 minutes to spare and are looking to take a break.
Here's a short piece I wrote 15 years or so ago, when I was a humor columnist for my local newspaper. (My wife: "Alleged humor columnist.") It's titled "Have I Got An Idea For You" and it could give you a head start for starting up a business.
A bit of misanthrophy about how the celebration of kids' birthdays have gotten way, way out of hand.
"Alec Guinness" may be the most anagrammatically appropriate name of all time. But there's another name that's just as interesting. And a lot more fun.
Ever wondered what the life of a high-powered management consultant might be like?