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Networking: “Don’t Talk to Strangers” is a Fallacy

I love networking. I’m not talking about “Nortel Networking”, although I did spend some time there while they existed. Rather, I’m talking about meeting new people and building relationships. I’m talking about talking to strangers. But why is networking so hard? Why do so many of us fail at being effective at networking? And how […]

5 Keys to a Successful Turnaround

Some of you know that between my full-time job, my young family, and writing the occasional blog article, I started spending my “free time” this year as a volunteer running a local non-profit corporation known as Forest Edge Community Club. We own and operate the Forest Edge Community Pool, which is a fantastic outdoor swimming […]

How to Choose a Cell Phone Plan

My wife and I have been hanging on to our $6/mo* cellphone plans for many, many years. Until this week. We recently received notice that our cell phone provider was forcing us into a $10/mo plan, but one that didn’t align with our usage at all. *Ok, I lied. It’s actually only $5.75/mo, but plus […]

Do Something to Stand Out

I have the great fortune of being able to work with many very capable young adults and students. Whether it’s through volunteer activities such as the non-profit corporation I lead, or through my day job as a Professional Engineer, I have the opportunity to influence and be influenced by the next crop of star employees […]

A Non-Cyclist’s Journey Into Cycling

It’s time for another installment in my Bike to Work Series. This week we’ll actually dive into the daily logs I kept when I first started cycling to work last summer. Remember, at the time I had decided to ride every single day regardless of the weather. I’ve softened that a bit, but it’s still […]

Is My Portfolio Messed Up or OK?

For those of you who aren’t into biking, and maybe even for those of you who are, it’s time now for another case study. This time we have a friend whom I’ll call Mike. Mike wants to know whether his pension portfolio is messed up or OK. Let’s take a peek and see what help […]