Chicago, Be Chicago

Yuck! Enough with the Silicon Valley worship, Chicago! 🎶Hey, Chicago, what do you say? Can we stop talking about wanting to be the next Silicon Valley today?🎶 If you pay attention to the Chicago tech/media scene, you’ve probably been hearing for years that Chicago is poised to[…]

The Culture Cliché

If you’re looking to shift your company culture, it starts with understanding what culture is in the first place. “Culture” has become the ultimate buzzword these days. Everyone wants to “improve their company culture.” I see the word frequently littered across the headlines of countless of articles,[…]

Big Ask

Art from Roger Disney Every summer, Chicago is filled with outdoor art fests. We close off a big city street and artists pitch hundreds of tents selling their creations. My wife, Lynette, especially looks forward to the one in our neighborhood. This year she stumbled on[…]

Social Support

A few weeks ago my father was taken by ambulance to the emergency room with trouble breathing. After that 5 day hospital stay, he’s been doing really well! But one thing that stands out from the experience was how my own psychology fluctuated. During the initial[…]

Enough

This guy never had enough, is that really you? The underpinning tenet of chasing exponential growth is that anything less than “all of it” is never enough. If there’s more possible, more out there, then it’s your gawd damn duty to hunt it down and make[…]

Opening the Rework Mailbag

https://medium.com/media/2844015a67734b92b39b75866f25ca21/href We have another Mailbag episode, where Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson answer listener questions. In this installment, they tackle questions about workplace communication and remote working. Alison Green of Ask A Manager, whom we featured in our previous episode, gives her advice on[…]