Archive for the 'Business' Category

Academy of Fine Arts

Negotiating for Dummies (Ph.D Version)

Posted on March 24th, 2014 · Posted in Business

This Slate story, about a candidate for a philosophy professorship who had her job offer rescinded, attempts to make the point that academic institutions are cavalierly running roughshod over job.. read more

March 15

The Minimum Wage Experiment

Posted on March 15th, 2014 · Posted in Business

It’s March 15, so we’ve had the March for a $15/hour Minimum Wage thing going on in Seattle today. The discussion in the city seems to be divided between those.. read more

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Dropbox – No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

Posted on February 21st, 2014 · Posted in Business, Lawyers

As someone who pays more attention than most to website terms of use (TOU), I’m amused by the kerfuffle over the Dropbox announcement this week that it is adding an.. read more

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Negotiating with Crazy People

Posted on October 3rd, 2013 · Posted in Business, Government

On my first blog, I wrote extensively about negotiating – things I’d found effective and ineffective in a career spent negotiating business deals.  One of last posts on Corporate Tool.. read more

Archer and Leopard

Talent vs. Attitude

Posted on September 25th, 2013 · Posted in Business

“An organization filled with honest, motivated, connected, eager, learning, experimenting, ethical and driven people will always defeat the one that merely has talent. Every time.” That’s from Seth Godin’s recent.. read more

A Bird on a Dead Wolf

The Getty Open-Accesses Images

Posted on August 16th, 2013 · Posted in Business, Laws

As an (occasional) blogger and avid reader of blogs, I love the use of images.  You may have noticed that I’ve started using various images I’ve taken via Instagram to.. read more

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Compliance Exercises

Posted on April 9th, 2013 · Posted in Business, Laws, Lawyers

Counter-apropos of my last post comes this article in Corporate Counsel magazine about the need for an independent Chief Compliance Officer in most corporations. The article presupposes general agreement that.. read more

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons and “Noncommercial” Use

Posted on February 23rd, 2013 · Posted in Business, Laws

One of the promises of Creative Commons is the idea that all sorts of works – writing, photography, other visual arts – can be made more accessible via a workaround.. read more

The Limits of Measurement

Posted on January 28th, 2013 · Posted in Business

I had a conversation with a business partner the other day about data, and the importance of being data-driven.  There’s little question that data is important – as we’re fond.. read more

Campaigning on Blind Faith

Posted on November 16th, 2012 · Posted in Business, Government

It’s been nearly two weeks since the election, and I’m still struck by the comparison between the campaigns run by “community organizer” Obama and “businessman” Romney. One campaign was a.. read more