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You’ll never look at these companies the same way again

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Many of us may remember watching the film Showgirls and chuckling when Elizabeth Banks mispronounced “Versace.” But who among us hasn’t been caught saying the name of a brand incorrectly?

If you’ve ever found yourself in this situation, don’t worry — we’ve got you!

Continue reading on for a small…

We might just prevent a few social media diatribes

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I lost count of how many social posts like this I’ve seen:

Normalize [something that should be decent behavior].

These posts aren’t about putting blind suggestions out into the world. It’s commentary from people who’ve been wronged in some aspect of life. …

Happy reflections as we near the end of another weird work year

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Greetings work-minded humans! Thanks for being part of this organizational enclave of readers, writers, and spreaders of the good word.

Here’s a little update on how it’s been going the past few months.

At the last update, we had just about 7,000 total views between January and August 2021. Right…

A poem on picking your journey

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Imagine yourself a vessel of velocity.
Your soul (sic) purpose, to move
from A to B,
traversing all the ins and outs.

Your passengers, fuel, maintenance —
the components that drive you
to whatever destination you think
you need to reach.

But this road and that road?
It’s the same volcanic…

My revelations might get you moving too

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“There is a talent exodus,” Seth Morales tells us. If you’re living and working in 2021, you are no doubt aware he’s talking about Anthony Klotz’s concept of The Great Resignation.

According to Gallup, nearly half of American workers are “actively job searching or watching for opportunities.”

As I waded…

‘Praise in public, criticize in private’ isn’t always absolute

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It was our first staff meeting after the big weekend, which was a massive undertaking for our team. We interviewed students (and their parents) for a new music workshop that involved hundreds of conversations and internal debates.

It was hard work but we made it through. When our department met…

They won’t make up for lacking skills, but they will help you stand out

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I have interviewed and hired hundreds of people throughout my career. …

And other simple advice for the highly disheveled

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Look, I get it. Life is all sorts of fuchtup.

You’re sitting in your car at the stoplight just trying to keep your shit together. …

Tips for those who may be confused by contemporary phrases from the U.S.

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The Internet. It has made the world a smaller place, and it’s not uncommon for humans around the globe to hear about things happening in the United States.

Friends, family, media, social channels… all conduits for phrases that may seem obvious or logical on the surface, but there are deeper…

Evan Wildstein

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