Saturday, April 13, 2013

What My Plans Look Like

People often ask me what I'm planning to do.  I could lie and tell them I have it all figured out, but that isn't true.  I know a direction, a possible target, but getting there is so hard.  Have to love this little picture, it shows my truth.

Thanks to the commenters that pointed out I missed the credit on this.  From "This Is A Book" by Demetri Martin.  Sorry Demetri, sometimes you need an editor.  Check a video here - NSFW, but funny stuff.

Saturday, April 06, 2013

Pay Every Employee a Commission?

My mother forwarded me this blog posting.  I have written here, that I believe in giving everyone a piece of the company, stock options, or something.  That is great when you are planning to grow your company big, but what if you are going to keep it small?  This article is a small case study about how well profit sharing works.  Everything changes when everyone has a piece of the action, I believe it is the only way to go.

I don't know how I'll do the next company, but you can bet there will be a tie between the company and the people that work there.  Stock options, profit sharing, something.

Of course, your comments are welcome.

Worst Performers the Happiest?

Or how bad management ruins companies.

From the WSJ the other day, Bad at Their Jobs, and Loving It.  I know it is more stressful to care, but the worst performers should be driven to perform or get out.  If you work at a place where this article is true, shouldn't you be looking for a new job?

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Twitter is Public - Fire Me!

I was reading about this webpage - Fire Me.  I keep telling myself, whatever I write here is going to be public information forever.  Glad I don't really care. :)

I used to work with an idiot, but he told me that before you send a nasty email, and your finger is quivering over the send key, don't send it.  Wise advice.  Now extend that idea to everything you type on a computer, and you should be OK.

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Boom goes my hard disk!

I had all sorts of things to write about, and my hard disk died.  Called Apple, there is a recall on the hard disk, so they replaced it for free.  Great, but if they had told me, I could have replaced it before it crashed and killed my productivity for most of a week.  Would have been easy to take my personal data over, without messing with the backups.

BTW - Apple support is great.  Local computer shop, they get a disk FedEx, replace it, back in your hands in 3 days (maybe 2 if you chase the shop, they can't call, better to have marginal service :)).