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Jun
27
A variety of books on a bookshelf

Summer Reading 2021: On Management #47

On Management's About page disappeared from the internet when I changed newsletter services. This gave me the opportunity to consider
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Jun
13
Christian Bale/American Psycho business card scene. "Impressive. Very nice."

Warm Take: I Don't Care if Your Boss is a Psychopath. June 13, 2021

They’re smarter than we are. They move seamlessly through the world, possibly not subject to rules of space-time that
5 min read
May
30
Umbrellas, people, rainy urban day

Warm Take: It's Not Really That Simple. May 30, 2021

Thinking about writing a new "about" page for On Management, I went back to why I started writing the newsletter
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May
16
LOVE sculpture on UPenn Campus

Warm Take: Executive Presence. May 16, 2021

She did not look like a bank executive. At the time, I received her message as, “I earned the ability to show up like this. Now, listen to what I have to say.”
3 min read
May
02
Donegal Castle, a stone castle on a green lawn, on a bright, partly-cloudy day

Warm Take: Who Wants to Work with a King? May 2, 2021

In case you missed it, Game of Thrones is an epic fantasy.  Set in an intricately constructed world, it's about
3 min read
Apr
25
Woman cleaning house by sliding on rags, while also using a dustmop and feather duster

Supporting Member Update, April 24 2021

September 2021 update:  my move to Buttondown was short-lived; the newsletter is now published on Ghost. Hello, good people who
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Apr
04
Stormy early morning, clouds rolling in over the rocky shore at Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park

Warm Take: I Second That Emotion. April 4, 2021

Having received a boatload of other people’s money, it’s typical for startup founders to learn that it’s
4 min read
Mar
14
Small robot in a forested area

Warm Take: Manual transmission. March 14, 2021

Movies about work, forever
5 min read
Feb
28
Classic cookbooks on a shelf:  The Joy of Cooking, Fannie Farmer cookbook, etc.

Warm Take: Start with the Recipe. February 28, 2021

"Recipes are rituals that promise transformation." Kate Lebo
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Feb
17
I Love Lucy: Lucy and Ethel in the chocolate factory

Adaptation and Dysfunction: Members Only #16

When people don’t fit into an organization or system, those who are fortunate have some choices. Those with power can attempt to change how things work. Others can leave.
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