Gratitude, Even During this Difficult Time


“Sometimes, it feels like the end of the world.” I heard this from a friend the other day, and I had no response to offer. In  the middle of this terrible health and economic crisis, it’s hard to hold on to optimism when there’s no end in sight. This is a difficult time, made more … Continue reading Gratitude, Even During this Difficult Time

How Technology Increases Workplace Productivity


(Guest Post Courtesy of Innovative Technology Solutions) Having the right tools can make all the difference for a business’s success. Even if you have superior products or services, you may find yourself outpaced by competitors with a technological edge. Technology can help your business function more smoothly, connect with customers more successfully and react to … Continue reading How Technology Increases Workplace Productivity

Robots Get Fired for Low Performance


There’s new hope for those workers who are preparing to be replaced by robots (or managed by robot overlords.) A January 14 article in the Wall Street Journal reports that a Japanese hotel whose workforce consisted mainly of robots, has pulled the cord (so to speak) on the experiment.

Want to Be More Productive? Try out Luxafor


Millennials are beginning to dominate the workplace, and they are flexing their design muscles to help themselves become more productive. It’s no secret that this hyper connected, multitasking generation needs some help to stay focused on the job, especially in an open design office where there are no doors to close for privacy or quiet. … Continue reading Want to Be More Productive? Try out Luxafor

Poetical Science: The Woman who Envisioned the Modern Computer


The 19th century was a time of great change, and two cultural movements created dynamic tension throughout this fascinating period of world history. The Industrial Revolution transformed societies from agrarian economies to manufacturing economies within a few decades. Industrialization launched a dramatic increase in productivity and the standard of living for each country that became … Continue reading Poetical Science: The Woman who Envisioned the Modern Computer

Race Against the Machine


Technology is changing at such a rapid pace that some economists have predicted the “end of employment.” Computers are able to do many of the functions that humans used to perform, from security and crime fighting to journalism. (Many of the routine game summaries you read in the sports section are actually written by software … Continue reading Race Against the Machine

The Case Against the Handwritten Thank You Note


I’m not sure you should send a handwritten thank you after your interview. I know that the formal thank you note has been the gold standard for classy candidates for the past several decades, but like the phone book, I think of it as an idea whose time may have passed. Here are 5 reasons why.