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Hate Your Boss, Be Your Own Boss (or???)

May 4th, 2017 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips There are alternatives to replacing your hated boss with yourself. The title of this post came to my attention recently. It was part of one of those “Give me your money and I will make your life so much better” ads. If you hate your boss, you can quit your job, start […]

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Tags: Greed · Health · People

Is This a Job Interview or a Consulting Session?

March 3rd, 2016 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips I have been interviewed for jobs several dozen times in the last three years. Most “interviews” became free consulting sessions. The past three years have not been good for me and working at paying jobs. I am over age and over qualified. At least I soothe my feelings by telling myself these […]

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Tags: Communication · Competence · Consulting · Employment · Expectations · Greed

The War Against the Sensors

April 22nd, 2013 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips Recent backlash against Google Glass is the first round in the war against the sensors. Is the first round, however, too late? The war has already been lost. Google Glass has not reached the public, but it has already been banned from here and there. The Glass wearer has a a video […]

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Tags: Fear · Greed · Privacy · Technology

Governments, Companies, and Agility

December 27th, 2012 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips Companies are far more agile than governments. I hope that one day governments will accept this and work with companies instead of against them. A few recent stories have appeared about companies moving money to countries with lower tax rates. Some people are outraged about it. Governments will see what the companies […]

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Tags: Adapting · Agility · Government · Greed

Gifts vs Contracts

February 20th, 2012 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips There is a difference between a gift and a contract. I have met many people who fail to notice that. Persons give other persons gifts. Many of these gifts are not gifts – they are contracts. Here are a few signs that gifts are contracts. In contracts, the giver says something like: […]

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Tags: Greed

A Few Thoughts on Greed

October 24th, 2011 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips Often, greed is not the result of one great big greedy villain, but rather the sum of many well-meaning people who wanted to add just one little item to a system. The Occupy Wall Street occupiers continue to occupy Wall Street and a few dozen other famous places in a few dozen […]

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Tags: General Systems Thinking · Greed