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The Case for Antiguruism

In the winter of 1979, I followed the Sex Pistols to San Francisco. I sat in the balcony at Winterland massively choked up. Not because of the band, (in fact the prize that night belonged to The Avengers, not the Sex Pistols,) but because there were thousands of leather clad, pogoing punk rockers. At long last, and surely for the first time in my life I had found my people. I belonged…. Read More»

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The Prosperity Conversation

You may run into a few people of any age that will tell you they’re following their dreams and their passions, but the majority of the working population will tell you that they work for the paycheck. Money is the object.

Now ask the same people if they believe that they are paid fairly compared to their employers’ pay and profits. Here’s the problem with this question: in most companies, people don’t know what the C-level managers and the boss are paid. They don’t know or understand how profits are derived, or how their own pay is represented in the big picture. What they will tell you is that they believe their own pay is not a fair slice…. Read More»

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Making Human Resources More Human

Many people seem to believe that the human resource department is on the side of the employer while masquerading as the defender of resources. Others believe that this department helps to create culture and that its purpose is to serve the people while masquerading as the defender of the employer.

OK, I get it. But here is a more powerful point…… Read More»

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