Meet Your New Staff Writer Al Gorithm

Robot writers, allegorical algorithms, and automated content generators sound like subtitles in a science fiction movie, but they’re not. Because they’re real, and they’re here. So, be ready to meet your new staff writer ... AI. As far back as six years ago in the last six months of 2014, AP released more than 3,000 [...]

By |2020-03-04T18:31:09+00:00March 4th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Meet Your New Staff Writer Al Gorithm

They Leave Things for Him

I recently had a colonoscopy. It wasn’t my first. However, there were a couple of firsts during this procedure. One of my revelations caused me to stop and say, wait! what? Before I understood what was happening, I had to ask for clarification. It was made perfectly clear, and it was hilarious. I’ll get to [...]

By |2019-12-05T14:36:04+00:00December 5th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on They Leave Things for Him

Have You Become a Toxic Boss Without Knowing it?

I was asked to assess and help a production manager of a B2C (Business to Consumer) manufacturer who was experiencing high employee turnover in one critical department. As I observed the department's manager, I was puzzled. She was a good manager and leader. She led by example and not only by following procedures, but how [...]

By |2019-10-14T15:50:11+00:00October 14th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Have You Become a Toxic Boss Without Knowing it?

10 Ways to Differentiate Your Brand 

Forty years ago, I managed a shoe store. In 1979 store staff waited on customers, measured feet, suggested styles, retrieved shoes from the back room, removed the customer’s shoes, and then slid the new shoes on their feet. I’m not making this up. The store was in a mall, and between other shoe stores and [...]

By |2019-10-06T15:55:17+00:00October 3rd, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 10 Ways to Differentiate Your Brand 

5 Surefire Ways to Retain New Employees

With unemployment at near record lows, a younger workforce that’s not waiting for the gold watch, and  wages on the rise it’s more important than ever to keep your valuable people. Companies that understand this and work on retaining their staff will control the market while businesses that don’t “get it” will fail. Learning how [...]

By |2019-12-06T14:10:04+00:00August 12th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 5 Surefire Ways to Retain New Employees

How Much Food Do You Waste?

Not long ago, my wife and I attended a reception for the Hoosier Auto Show sponsored by the Circle City Corvairs. Corvair owners, (it’s a car from the sixties) drove from Pennsylvania, Illinois, Michigan, and Ohio to show their cars. It was a catered event. The previous year they ran out of food. This year, [...]

By |2019-10-06T15:55:35+00:00July 15th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How Much Food Do You Waste?