The Permanent Record

Perhaps it was because I’m Chinese American and my Chinese parents were rather crazed about education.  I did graduate high school with a 4.2 GPA and considered myself an academic

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I Can Finally Buy My Dad a Smart Phone

Just a couple years ago, my parents came back to the US after years of being overseas missionaries.  They have been in Siberia, on a random island in the Pacific,

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HRaaS

Every now and then I think I have a thought that is pure genius. This is not one of them. Instead, every now and then I have a thought that

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HR Technology Conference Reactions: Predictive Analytics

I’ve always thought I was pretty good at analytics.Not being a practitioner who is sitting in the middle of data all the time, I get more time to just think

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Rules of the Road

Every time I go to another country, I’m amazed at how tame driving in the US actually is.  People here obey lane laws, there is a fairly strict code of

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Apple Versus Samsung

  One of my favorite Star Trek scenes is from Star Trek 4, where Scottie tries talking to the computer.   In this classic scene, one of the basic Star Trek

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Managing Thinking, Managing Knowledge

On March 2, 2011, Pakistan’s Minister for Minority Affairs, Shahbaz Bhatti was assassinated.  Like others before him (including Benazir Bhutto), he was killed for standing up for the right of

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Merge, Outsource, Re-merge

Imagine this. You’re fixing your house, and you take down a few walls to reconfigure how the place looks – it’s a bit more open, you can see more, put

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Lack of Use

It’s been a while since I was on a bike.  All for good reasons, I haven’t actually been home in about 3 weeks.  I mean, you do need to have

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Training Innovation

I’ve been thinking a lot about whether you can teach people how to be innovators.  As North America and EMEA slowly loses production and manufacturing work to countries like India

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I usually write about cycling here, but I generally make it no secret that I’m a wannabe foodie.  ((My other blog is a food blog))  Great food is sometimes about

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Lexy Martin tweeted a link a few months back around using the term “leading practices” and banishing the term “best practices” from our vocabularies.  I’ve been trying to use the

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I was reading a post on 2010 (originally attributed to Joyce Gioia, but without a link).  ((Quick note to my fellow bloggers, Even though I don’t always link, I do

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So you’re thinking about getting married.  You go out and buy a ring with a diamond in it, you figure out a romantic place to ask, and then you get

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The HR Capitalist had a post the other day about pricing candidate salaries.  But as usual, I have my own opinions. Say it with me – the market rate for

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HRO has seemed dead for at least a couple of years now.  A couple years ago it was almost all I was writing about, and there were mega deals to

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— You must have a manager training program — You must have education on employee engagement — Metric on first year employee turnover, how much of hires were an employee

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I’ve been watching “Top Chef Masters” on Bravo TV.  It takes some very well known chefs in the U.S. culinary scene and pits them against each other in a set

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No pun intended. But I’m troubled and I don’t get it. This morning the acting CFO over at Freddie Mac committed suicide.  He was brought in after the bailout, so

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I’ve listened to radio shows where the host clearly knows she is on the wrong side of mass opinion.  In fact, they are probably not on the wrong side of

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