On a completely separate note, I updated my Apple Podcast app recently. I really dislike the changes they made. OK, maybe I’m old and I resist change, but it seems like Apple sometimes just changes stuff, not for the better, just because. Nearly every time I manually download a podcast, the app mixes the title … Continue reading Podcasts
Not a Zoom meeting but close. Don’t misunderstand. I’m very thankful for my job. I have so much to be appreciative for. But this meeting was loooooong
Like a lot of people these days, I am working from home for a little bit. Apropos of nothing, or perhaps just to pass the early morning hours (I get a little more time in the day sans-commute), I decided to start recording my dreams. For a long time, it seems, I haven't been remembering … Continue reading Passing Time
Netflix was in the news last month. The company announced that employees can take a year of maternity or paternity leave during the first year after having a child. Sounds great. Most people hear this and think, "what a great company to work for. They must really care for their employees, think of them as … Continue reading Championing Disaffection
Book Review Turn the Ship Around! By David Marquet https://bsdonovan.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/turntheshiparound1.jpg I am biased. I should state this from the start. I chose this book because everything I read about it spoke to my beliefs in how organizations should be managed. I am almost genetically predisposed to write a positive review of this book. In that, … Continue reading Book Review – Turn the Ship Around!
Book Review Contagious by Jonah Berger “Virality Isn’t Born – It’s Made” A couple of years back – ok it was 15 years ago, I’m old – 15 years back, Malcolm Gladwell wrote a book called The Tipping Point about how there are people in our lives that guide opinion. Even now, companies spend tons … Continue reading The Six Principles That Will Make Your Content Go Viral
Top TED talks on My List (in no particular order) Amy Cuddy: YOUR BODY LANGUAGE SHAPES WHO YOU ARE What is it: The way you carry yourself impacts your brain chemistry The speaker, Amy Cuddy, is a Social Psychologist. What she discovered in her research is that pretending you are confident actually makes you more … Continue reading Top 3 Best TED Talks
In 2006, Amazon hired me as a Finance Manager for a Fulfillment Center in Chiba, Japan. Later I took on responsibility for Finance in the warehouse network. Then, in 2011, I made the shift from Finance to Operations Planning. What you focus on defines who you are as a company. Amazon is probably best known … Continue reading It Just Sticks