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Four Steps for Simplifying Your Digital Life

“Reversing years of negligence will take a bit of time.” That’s what I told myself a year ago. I was woefully unprepared for what I needed to do in order to actually clean up the mess I had made. For the past five years, I was responsible for keeping two dozen websites up and running, including […]

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10 Years Later: The Best of YourHRGuy.com

I started writing about HR issues more than 10 years ago. I was anonymous for three years and wrote more than I ever had. In that time, I wrote a lot of stuff. It launched me out of my HR career for the better. Some of it is still pretty readable. Most of it wasn’t. […]

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Politics and the Internet

Do you remember the website LiveJournal? It was one of the first social networking sites (pre-MySpace and Friendster) and it was built around blogging. You could friend, unfriend, and there were larger communities of people with similar interests. If that sounds familiar, that’s because most of the conventions of social networking have been around for […]

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You Don’t Have To Blog To Rise Up

I know this is a crazy post. I know my blog has certainly helped me rise up. Other’s blogs have helped them rise up. I am going to an unconference that is going to focus on HR people who are interested in blogging. Someone may ask me if they should start a blog. In the […]

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Not Everything In Life Is A Lesson

I watched the NBA Finals on Sunday night like a lot of people. As a Portland Trail Blazers fan, watching the Lakers win was like watching Lex Luthor (Kobe Bryant) take down Superman (Dwight Howard): the villain won. As I watched as the Lakers celebrated and the Magic sat there with glazed over eyes, I […]