Starting over is not a failure. It’s a chance to charter the course we truly want. … More “Starting Over Is Not A Failure”
NOTE: I’m introducing a series of old posts I wrote for Juice from 2006 until 2008. This post was written on February 23, 2006, during my first week blogging. The topic for this entry is about what is a young professional in Des Moines. The uptick of young professionals in Des Moines started to become the … More A Look Back: The Mind of a Young Professional
Last week, my family and I made our first ever trip to Florida for a long overdue family vacation. Given that I’ve been busy and haven’t posted in a while, it was good to get away from Des Moines and unplug mentally…sort of. There was no way that I was going to part with my … More It’s Not A “Term” Of Endearment
In their book “The Adversity Paradox” Barry Griswell and Rob Jennings talked about Millennials and the lack of adversity in their short young lives. One sentence caught my attention. “Job hopping has replaced putting in time with a new employer to work out any frustrations.” –page 80, “The Adversity Paradox” To me, the authors were … More The Paradox of “The Adversity Paradox”
I had planned on writing a little letter to Dr. Stephen Bloom, but I felt some perspective was needed before writing about something based purely on reactionary terms. By now, everyone across the state of Iowa knows Bloom and the write-up he penned for The Atlantic Magazine. A lot of folks here in the land between two … More He’s Wrong and He’s Right
Earlier today, the greatness that is Josh Fleming of Lessing-Flynn and Strategic America (SA) talked about Flo, the annoying customer service aisle girl from the Progressive Insurance commercials. Josh tweeted “If I never hear a Flo from Progressive ad again it will be too soon.” To which SA “cosigned” (endorsed) the tweet without any hesitation. … More Don’t Mess with Beavers
On Tuesday, I listened to David Stillman’s presentation “Generations in the Workplace”, hosted by the Business Record and Merit Resources. I would write up an entire blog about it, but an acquaintance of mine, Isaiah McGee, beat me to it. His Iowa Biz column will explain more about the different generations in the workplace. Several … More Is Generation X the “middle-class” generation?