Three Reasons Why Managers Lose Good Employees

“It’s difficult to find good employees.” Those were the words I’d overheard, spoken by a corporate recruiter as the manager nodded in silent agreement. In the role for which they were hiring, there were once seven employees. Over time, the number went down to four. Even the most experienced, the superstar, was no longer with … Read more Three Reasons Why Managers Lose Good Employees

The Dark Side of Franchises for Entrepreneurs

The call of the wild is difficult to resist for entrepreneurs and would-be entrepreneurs. The wish for independence from the grind of working for another company and the routine of 9 to 5 employment is an insistent whisper which comes in quiet moments and isn’t easy to ignore. But stepping out and into your own … Read more The Dark Side of Franchises for Entrepreneurs

Debian Linux 8 Meets the ThinkPad G40

I like old ThinkPads. A lot. Maybe it’s the spartan and utilitarian flat, black-on-black, squared-corner design that says, if a laptop could talk, ‘my laptop can beat up your laptop, and leave a nasty dent in its shiny shell.’ Maybe it’s the titanium frame found in some of the models, including my daily driver(s), a … Read more Debian Linux 8 Meets the ThinkPad G40