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2017

Office Atemi: it's not all hugs and rainbows
·704 words·4 mins
Articles aikido martial arts business conflict self improvement
Since my post about Aikido at work a few months ago, I’ve received a number of questions that have the same theme. Take this one from reader Kevin: I like what you’re saying about resolving conflict, but doesn’t that [mean] you’re always reactive?
How Aikido can change the way you work
·2183 words·11 mins
Articles aikido martial arts business conflict self improvement
It’s been close to eleven years since I last wore a gi and was thrown over someone’s hip, but I still practice Aikido every day. Not in a dojo, and not on a practice mat, but in the office and in my home.

2015

A Minimum Wage of $70,000 a Year
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Articles business wages culture politics economics
The New York Times reports that a Seattle-based company has announced that they will be increasing the minimum wage for all of their employees to $70,000 per year. “The market rate for me as a C.

2014

Quote: Antoine de Saint Exupéry
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Quotes culture philosophy sociology business management
If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.

2010

Meet our new Q&A community site - WebFaction Blog
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Articles webfaction business support hosting
My web host has just introduced a new Q&A site based on the Stack Exchange model. Looks like a slick way to get help that’s a major improvement over the old forums.
The End Of 9-To-5: When Work Time Is Anytime : NPR
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Articles business management
While I haven’t listened to the audio yet, the text of this NPR article on a results-only work environment (ROWE) caught my interest immediately. I’m pleased to see agencies beginning to experiment with different types of management styles, in particular for knowledge-worker positions, which don’t really fit well in our traditional manufacturing-based approaches.