Bob (not his real name) is a successful entrepreneur in the tech industry and his company has over 300 employees. Overall, morale at the office is high and people genuinely seem happy to be there. Bob is well liked and respected by his people—the general consensus is that he takes good care of them. But if Bob’s employees could get an uncensored look at Bob’s thoughts on employees, they probably wouldn’t like what they see.
Have you ever heard people complain about having too much time on their hands? Me neither. Everyone’s busy. We have jobs, family responsibilities, club commitments, volunteer duties—all manner of things to fill our days. And once we’re done for the day we want nothing more than to kick off our shoes, put on our jammies, and chill. So we do. Then we get up the next morning and repeat the same process.
Sound familiar? I bet it does. It’s a recurring theme that keeps popping up from my readers as more and more employers keep adding to their employees’ workloads without any boost in compensation. Sometimes it’s even worse – more work for LESS compensation. Why do employers do this? Because they can. The economy is relatively […]
Do you have everything you need to start your project or business? The playing field for creative enterprise has never been this level, and all we need to do is take full advantage of the available tools. If you have an internet connection and a webcam, you have pretty much everything you need to make a splash—or […]
I recently listened to a very interesting radio interview with the drummer from Aerosmith, Joey Kramer. As I live outside Boston, it’s not unusual to hear Aerosmith band members on the radio when they pass through town since they’re from the area. What made this interview particularly interesting was the topic—gourmet coffee. Kramer was there to talk about Rockin’ and Roastin’, a business he launched in 2012. The interview started out covering the basics of the business—organic/eco-friendly grow methods, and the differences between the handful of coffees his company produces. Then the question of “why” came up. Why did Kramer start this business?