Notes on Human Capital

A compendium of work-related quotes filtered through a slightly progressive lens.

September 20, 2010 at 3:50am
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Under Reported: Great Gains in Minority Graduate Business School Enrollment →

The news last week that more women graduated with PhD’s than men did in the last academic year was remarkable, and made me very curious to read the report from the Council of Graduate Schools to see…

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Who Sleeps More With Their Cell Phone - Men or Women? →

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Flowtown has an infographic up about how adults use their mobiles (cell phones). Flowtown draws upon US Pew figures, though you’d imagine that UK, Australian and Canadian figures would be…

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Dine Out to End Childhood Hunger →

First Lady Michelle Obama is using her considerable influence to raise awareness for childhood obesity. No doubt, it’s an extremely important cause and one we should all learn more about. But…

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What's Next for Baby Boomers vs. Millennials? →

There appears to be a lot of white elephants in the room these days, none bigger than a generation gap between Baby Boomers and Millennials. On this day last year I posted an article asking, “Are…

September 19, 2010 at 10:24am
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What’s wrong with working like a dog anyway? →

Image via WikipediaGreat HR means letting go
My buddy Frank Roche wrote a piece on the Know HR blog the other day called Sometimes Great HR means letting go and unleashing creativity. He couldn’t be…

September 18, 2010 at 5:27pm
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Best Advice for Fishing and Job Search — fish where the fish are →

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Last weekend, my husband and I found a new fishing spot. It’s clean, easy to get to, pretty to look at, and we caught fish. We tried several different baits and lures before we…

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Is Good Samaritan leadership too close to the music? →

He had written a novel and composed a musical masterpiece. The was novel typed on a manual typewriter, the musical masterpiece written by hand, and both were on yellowed, coffee-stained sheets, bound…

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Enough, Already. Quit Complaining! →

I recently spent time at the local emergency room (ER) with a sick family member. It was a long, nerve racking day which fortunately ended well. While I was there I observed what could best be…

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Affective Context Theory? How About Courses and resources →

I’m beginning to warm to Nick Shackleton-Jones’s Affective Context Theory, not the title particularly - it’s accurate but rather off-putting - but the idea. Essentially what Nick is saying (assuming…

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Filling Job Vacancies Today & Tomorrow →

U.S. unemployment now stands at 9.6 percent (August 2010). What is the real story behind the persistence of this high number? We must look carefully beyond the official unemployment rate for some…