Are Managers Really, Really Dumb?
11/26/2014 10:25:52 AM
Corporations, to most of us, represent the very best there is in their ability to select the brightest talent, utilize management skills to optimize productivity and plan for the future and, for the most part, they manage to survive. What? Did I say "manage to survive?" Isn't that a contradiction to..
There Must Be a Pony
11/14/2014 05:23:35 AM
Metaphors and simple stories have extreme power to influence our thinking and our perception of not only things around us, but of ourselves. If you'd like to dip your toe into the wonderful world of metaphor, read one of the works of Dr. Milton Erickson, "My Voice Will Go with You", and you wil..
2 Weeks in Bell Labs: A snippet of an ordeal
11/12/2014 07:13:07 AM
Ask any research scientist worth their salt where the premier research facility existed in the past 100 years or so and they’ll probably say Bell Labs. The arcane facility originally located on the West Side of lower Manhattan, it was the percolator for ingenious patents, wildly creative sta..
Who Owns the Research You Paid For?
11/09/2014 18:47:36 PM
Academia would have an extremely difficult time existing and running the many research projects for which it gains fame and attracts the most brilliant minds in each discipline if it were not for that golden cache called "grants." Grants make the academic and the research world run smoothly a..
Ah. Those Terribly Simplistic Coaches
10/30/2014 09:58:19 AM
Coach is a word that was once the exclusive province of those involved in some type of sports activity. Now, it has assumed the multi-purpose, all-encompassing aura of that other poorly-used word, clinic/clinical. I don't know about you, but I question the wisdom of both and today's news in my email..
Ebola and the "It Wasn't Me" Excuse
10/16/2014 20:53:35 PM
No one wants to admit they made a mistake. Well, just about everyone doesn’t want to do that. There are a brave few who may hedge and use a bit of cruising around the truth, but in most instances even they never come out and make a blatant admission that they’re the guilty party. &..
Mirelli Member Spotlight: Nakia White
10/01/2014 09:51:24 AM
Nakia White is one of those entrepreneurial women that we all look at in awe. In her own words, she is “an 80’s baby, fitness addict, food enthusiast, educator, personal trainer, and quite an awesome human being.” And we agree.
Entrepreneurial Women Believe in Multiple Streams of I..
When HR Was Personnel
09/13/2014 08:50:46 AM
Work is something all of us are engaged in, whether it's in our homes or in an office and to get to do that "work" we had to jump through the many hoops presented to us by human resources personnel. But I recall when HR (sound like some kind of reality in that context) was Personnel and we dutifully..
Reconsidering the NFL and Michael Vick
09/10/2014 08:25:49 AM
Football is big business. No, it's not big business, it's BIG, BIG business and it needs to protect its highly lucrative income stream. Of course, this means it needs to keep those teams with highly trained athletes fueled with testosterone and privilege in line or, if that's not possible, figu..
ASM Driving School
07/26/2014 04:17:12 AM
No matter what your age, when you choose it's time to begin preparing to drive it is necessary you get off to a really good beginning. With so lots of vehicles on the roadway today, ensuring you understand the best ways to navigate your way through the numerous prospective risks safely is a must.
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