Meetings Are Stupid

Meetings are stupid. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. They’re most often used by weak managers as an opportunity to waste time and make themselves seem important. They’re typically longer than they need to be, offer very little in the way of an actionable plan and in general, could be accomplished with a simple email. So why do people have meeting? It’s a lot like asking someone why they’re a fisherman or a farmer. Well, my father was a farmer, and his father was a farmer, and his father was a farmer. And so on. And it’s the same with meetings. My boss had meetings because his boss had meetings because his boss had meetings. And so on. But somewhere along the line you have to stop and ask yourself; why in the hell are we having all these meetings?
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Creating Your Perfect Creativity Schedule

The other day I read a post where someone was trying to explain the absolute best times of day to work and the best times not to in order to be as productive as possible. It was a good schedule. I felt that it put appropriate weight on personal time, research and productive time. It established very clear timetables, was pretty easy to follow and generally made a lot of sense. Except that it’s total nonsense.
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So Be Burger For Burgers Sake

I enjoy the occasional burger. That may be an understatement. Not the occasional part. That’s true. It’s the enjoy part. I don’t enjoy the occasional burger. I absolutely love the occasional burger. Now while I prefer locally sourced, grass fed beef from cows that only wear skinny jeans and hipster glasses, a burger is a burger. I’m sure that a lot of people, specifically local burger joints would disagree with me, but sometimes a good old fashioned fast food hamburger is tasty, you know? But the emphasis is on the old fashioned part. Fast food joints have gotten out of hand. You don’t need to wrap a burger inside a breaded chicken breast, deep fry it, put it in a taco and then blend that into a smoothie. You just need to cook a hamburger.
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You Just Might Get Soup: Social Media Etiquette

Recently, my son started preschool. He’s three and a half and we decided that it would be a good idea to acclimate him a little bit to the world he will eventually encounter when he gets to school. So two days a week my miniature human goes to school and learns about rules and line-ups and circle time. And while he’s been learning all about everything, I’m learning all about germs.

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Batting 25 for 15: My Summer of Blog

I posted the other day that over the course of 14 days I was going to write 20 blog posts. Given work, my family, and the fact that this falls smack dab in the middle of the Stanley Cup playoffs, it’s not a remarkably easy task. But it’s in lieu of something that’s even easier to do. In fact, it may be the easiest thing to do. I’d wager that you’re doing it right now. What is this incredibly easy thing to do? Not writing.

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