I'm old school. Emoticon old school. I remember paging my friends ":)" for a smiley face. And paging my best friend 22378008 (that spells "boobless" if you read it upside down). In college, I got my first cell phone. No one really texted back then, because my family had the plan where you're charged per … Continue reading Evil Emojis 😈
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I’ve noticed something. When an expert speaks publicly about their craft, they go to their trusted advisor afterwards and asks “how did I do?” It’s fascinating that an expert would question their expertise. I have someone on my team who helps me with this...I always think I’m a failure and she is always honest. Me: … Continue reading My Source Code
In my very first job in corporate America, my manager sat me down and told me that a client told him I was too honest. Wait...what? I worked at a private label credit card company and I was the account manager for a certain retailer. As such, I was responsible for training the client’s front-line … Continue reading Honesty is Not the Best Policy…Depending On Who You’re Talking To
“Do you think a hot dog is a sandwich?”, one of my colleagues asks me today. My response: “well, it depends on how ‘sandwich’ is defined.” Put a pin in that. I enjoy being a manager, more so than I ever realized until a recent revelation. However, for me, the hardest part of being a … Continue reading Looking for Recognition in All the Wrong Places