Category: Human Resources

The Information Tsunami

Sometimes it is hard to realize just how far we have come in such a short period of time. There is an urban legend that the former commissioner for the U.S. Patent Office recommended in 1899 that the Patent Office be closed down because everything that could be invented had already been invented. We consider …

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Made-up Rules: Mindless or Meaningful

My mother had a set of unwritten rules which my sister and I learned to respect and never question. One such rule was not to slam the screen door. “Tommy, you go outside and come back in again without slamming the door this time!” There was no defense. It made no difference that my father had …

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The Mother’s Day Paradox

Did you ever notice that the official spelling of this commemorative holiday is the singular possessive “Mother’s Day” and not the plural “Mothers’ Day” as it is usually celebrated? When you hear proclamations that we are participating in a day celebrating motherhood, please join me in a resounding chorus of “Nope! It’s all about MY …

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