Work/Life Balance

  • Work/Life Balance

    How Much Fun Are You Having At Work?

    Matt Labash has a tome in the latest Weekly Standard about the infantilization of corporate America and the rise of “funsultants,” or people specializing in telling corporate America how to have “fun.” Of course an example of “funsultancy” at its best is the book “602 Ways to Have Fun at Work” (or “301 Ways to […]

    / Sep 12, 2007 at 1:41 PM
  • Work/Life Balance

    You Know You’re A Big Hitter When…

    You act super pissed off, all the time, and have male reproductive organs. If you’re a chick, not so much, which is the whole point of a new Yale research paper by Victoria Brescoll. The paper, “When Can Angry Women Get Ahead?” details a series of experiments where participants were asked to watch job interviews […]

    / Aug 3, 2007 at 9:38 AM
  • Blackstone, Work/Life Balance

    Blackstone Affirms Stance on Ankle Holding

    It is often said that in his early days, the rapid ascent of Steve Schwarzman was attributable to the fact that due to his stature, Schwarzman was able to provide “support” to his superiors without resorting to ankle holding. This worked wonders for his endurance and longevity on most projects, and lessened the long term […]

    / Jul 16, 2007 at 2:41 PM
  • Work/Life Balance

    Counting the days…

    From the Freakonomics blog, today is LEON Day, according to ButlerWebs. LEON is NOEL spelled backwards, which means it’s only 6 more months until Christmas, or the next time you might get a few days off (assuming your vacation is going to get cancelled and that you’re going to take only one day off for […]

    / Jun 25, 2007 at 1:05 PM
  • CEOs, Work/Life Balance

    CEOs are sometimes just daddies without the misogynistic saccharine component

    If your father is a CEO, here’s a gift idea that transcends a bad mug/tie/card/12 pack of golf balls (you should be mailing that today if you haven’t by the way). Believe it or not, aside from the golden (but literal) showers of lavish wealth, CEOs are crappy fathers, which is what prompted Tom Stern, […]

    / Jun 14, 2007 at 2:16 PM

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