Category Archives: philosophy

When to Be Quiet, When to Speak Up

I freely confess that my biggest problems on the job have likely been the result of my own big mouth. Not as often as when I was in my twenties, but I still make mistakes occasionally. Other times I’ve screwed … Continue reading

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You’ve Reached Your Peak–Now What?

The Olympics Are Over, but Tessa Virtue Is Just Getting Started It might have happened to you: you achieved something so great in your life or career that nothing you’ll ever do will ever match it for sheer accomplishment or … Continue reading

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Battling Workaholism and a Bad Job Market

This week a friend sent me an article from The Atlantic about the career travails facing the Millennial Generation. The essential points of the article were: 1) Americans have made a religion out of work in the sense that many of … Continue reading

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Getting Out of a Rut

Note: This entry has been changed from its original version to address a couple of errors. It can happen to the best of us: we enjoy our work, we like our coworkers, and we seem to have a good routine … Continue reading

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Air Disasters and Problem Solving

I don’t watch a lot of television, but one of my guilty pleasures is the Smithsonian Channel’s Air Disasters, a series of 45-minute documentaries about airline crash investigations. I know, as a regular flyer of commercial aviation, I probably shouldn’t … Continue reading

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