The Letter Series: Dear Employers…

The Letter Series: Dear Employers…

To the CEOs, stock and share holders, Business owners, Efficiency consultants, and everyone who has ever played a decision-making role in the hiring, firing, or salary of another human being; Have you ever considered that maybe, just maybe, the best way to enhance your bottom-line and improve efficiency within businesses is to improve the atmosphere of the work place? Have you ever heard the saying “Happy employees are productive employees” and really considered what it would mean to actually make the work place a happy place for your employees to be? Once upon a time, businesses like Apple and Google Read more »

Politics, Governments, & You… Oh My

Politics, Governments, & You… Oh My

Politics is everything. I’d end it there, but then that wouldn’t do it justice now would it? The schools, the roads, minimum wage, medical care, personal freedom… everything we have and do as residents of our communities ‘is’ because one government entity or another allows it to be so. Extreme? Remember the other day when you had to wade waist-deep through garbage to get into your car that fell apart because it hadn’t been properly assembled, and then when you finally made your way to work, your boss told you that you’d be taking a 50% pay cut and working Read more »

A Happy New Year: The Gift that Keeps on Giving

A Happy New Year: The Gift that Keeps on Giving

Hello and welcome to our second week of 2014! There are many things I enjoy about starting off a new year: not choosing a New Year’s Resolution, hearing about what awesome member of the animal kingdom was chosen to represent this year in the Chinese Zodiac—2014 is the year of the horse—and the political sideshow resulting from the previous November’s election day. Thankfully, this year does not disappoint. If you follow current events like your elementary school social studies teacher taught you to, you already know what has me all kinds of giddy: Colorado & Weed. [Cue Applause] That’s right Read more »