Category Archives: workplace

Finding Investors

If you’re like me, you’re a service provider (e.g., a freelance writer or editor), and investors are not something you necessarily need in your business mix. However, if you’re part of a team that’s starting a business that requires infrastructure, … Continue reading

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Why We Have Emergency Drills

I’ve mentioned once or twice that I’m a fan of emergency/contingency planning for when things go wrong. The usual emergency I have to worry about here in Florida is the occasional hurricane. It’s not just enough to be aware that … Continue reading

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What Motivates You?

I’ve been meditating on this topic for a while but I was trying to find a way to write about it in a way that wouldn’t put my readers on the defensive–nobody likes having their motives questioned. Still, I think … Continue reading

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Reader Response: What Do You Do and How Do You Do It?

A colleague of mine who’s attending the University of Alabama-Huntsville sought to interview me as part of a classroom assignment. I do this from time to time, but that’s not the same as doing someone’s homework for them, in case … Continue reading

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Friend, Foe, or Both? Life in the Government Contracting World

One thing that struck me as curious when I started working for a defense contractor was how other companies could be competitors on some proposals and partner (prime or sub) contractors on others. I’ll try to explain why this happens … Continue reading

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