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On compensation

February 3, 2015

“Compensation” is the word used to describe the money that employers pay their employees. And something about it just feels off to me. It seems to me this represents some beliefs about employment that are increasingly at odds with the work people do and why they do it. Google “compensation” and the first definition you’ll find […]

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Why do we work?

July 10, 2012

Once upon a time, people worked to subsist. Or, for a few lucky people, to get fat and have lots of women (sorry ladies, I don’t espouse that point of view but that’s how it was back then). But today, in so many places around the world, that is not why people work. In a large […]

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Your company doesn’t exist

December 2, 2010

A company is just a legal entity. A concept. That’s all. I’m sure it feels real to you. But what exactly about it is real? I submit, that when it comes down to it, there is only one thing about it that is real – people. Your company is people. The company doesn’t do anything, people […]

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