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Company Culture

Jobs in Virtual Reality

This is the story of how I tamed a giant octopus

What do jobs in Virtual Reality have to do with a giant octopus? For those of you who don’t know,… continue reading

Get Your S*@! Together

Get your s*@! together: What’s your personal process?

There is nothing better than working with a colleague that has his or her s*@! together. That is, they have… continue reading


How your boss knows you have your s*@! together

I recently wrote a blog post called “Get your  s*@!  together.” The post offers  up some of the techniques that guide my… continue reading

Good News Bad News

Why I love bad news

Good news vs. bad news: The 75/25 rule There is a monster on the loose. It may be hiding under your… continue reading


Make mistakes. You might learn something

Make mistakes – you might learn something A company’s culture ultimately dictates how much risk the employees are willing to take. The… continue reading


Use these 3 tips to get more out of meetings

Do we really need a meeting? I’m not the biggest fan of meetings. When you schedule a meeting, think about… continue reading

Leading with questions

Get more out of meetings by leading with questions

To ask or not to ask? That is the question Do you remember that kid in class who always raised… continue reading

Feedback is Love

Work culture: Feedback is love. Worry when it stops.

My dad was an accomplished high school basketball coach for 20 years. He had a number of “coachisms” that I… continue reading

Brilliance Stupidity

Work culture: “That’s a stupid idea, boss”

If you’ve ever been in a meeting where a senior executive is being briefed on a project, you’re likely familiar… continue reading

Culture at work

Work culture: The video game test

Marxent @ Work is a monthly column on company culture from the Marxent team.   A few weeks ago, I… continue reading

Not I Am, but We Are

Work culture: Success is only real when shared

One of my favorite books is “Into the Wild,” a story based on the life of Christopher McCandless. After graduating… continue reading

Open office space

Work Culture: Empty Offices

I’ve worked in two different corporate environments where office space has been coveted and treated as a commentary on individual… continue reading