No Substitutes

There’s a scene in Good Will Hunting (which many people would be familiar with), where Robin Williams (R.I.P) says to Matt Damon (whole scene here): “..if I asked you about art, you’d probably give me the skinny on every art book ever written. Michelangelo, you know a lot about him. Life’s work, political aspirations, him and the pope, sexual orientations, the whole works, right? But … Continue reading No Substitutes

The Three C’s

After my holiday arc and a book review, I thought it would be nice to delve back into a personal development and/or career post. For many people, finding the ‘right’ job is always a struggle. If you’re like me and have ever wondered if you’re in the right job, consider the idea of the three C’s. I found this to be a simple yet effective way to … Continue reading The Three C’s

Getting the Most Out of a Career Discussion

Today I thought I’d take on a more serious tone in lieu of my recent cheery posts. I had my bi-annual career discussion today. I haven’t really taken these seriously until now and saw them as a waste of time. It didn’t help having a manager that wasn’t interested in my career or personal development. As a result I got myself into a position where … Continue reading Getting the Most Out of a Career Discussion

Is Workplace Discrimination Really Discrimination – Part 3

We now know that for a company to have sales, there must be trust between the seller and the buyer. We also know what constitutes trust and that intimacy is required (Part 1). We then got to the point where the person that will make us look the best, is the person we want to be the most intimate with and finally we worked out … Continue reading Is Workplace Discrimination Really Discrimination – Part 3

Is Workplace Discrimination Really Discrimination – Part 2

In this discussion of whether the idea of ‘appropriate discrimination’ is acceptable in the workplace, I wanted to introduce two concepts that would form the basis of my argument. I first presented the idea that every company or business is selling something. I then discussed the defining component of a sale, which I quantified as being dependent on trust. Part 2 of this arc will introduce … Continue reading Is Workplace Discrimination Really Discrimination – Part 2