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Pornography Is Not Your Friend at Work

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Writing about pornography is a risky proposition. I don’t want to sound Puritanical nor do I want to sound cavalier about Internet usage. Individuals can and should exercise their own discretion and judgment about what is appropriate behavior given any circumstance. However, I witnessed an incident and learned of another that made me pause to write […]

Complaining at Work is Not Your Friend — 41 Samples to Never Use

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The following is a list of things you can complain about at work. It is not comprehensive but will cover a lot of the territory that I usually hear about. Take a slow read and ask yourself, “Have I ever complained about… The insensitive boss The long commute The irritating co-worker The food in the […]

Why Don’t Poor People Have Bank Accounts?

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I was a junior partner at a big consulting firm.  The team was meeting with the CEO of a large bank and we were making the pitch for new business.  We had our big PowerPoint presentation ready to go. The presentation was full of Gantt Charts, flow diagrams, Venn Diagrams, and all other manner of […]