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KILLING MY CAREER

Something all Startup CEOs Need to Read and Never Repeat.

HotelTonight CEO sends this 'charming totally appropriate' to a woman tech reporter. This is like a gift from the gods: CEOs keep helping me make my point, that I suspect a large number are in fact sociopaths and in turn run their organization under The Sociopathic...

And I’ll Get Your Little Dog Too!

Forbes created a list of steps to take if you suspect you’re being sabotaged at work.  Their list is below, and I can’t say I agree with most of them.  I’ll provide my list below theirs using the characteristics of The Sociopathic Business Model ™...

Will Work for Free

Smart phones, laptops, tablets all make life easier but there is a downside as it relates to work, and employers don’t seem to mind.  On average, employers get an additional five weeks of work out of employees for free!  According to an NBC report, employees...

And The Winner Is…

This happens to be one of the few photos I have of my mom with her eyes actually open.  My sister Amy and I joke that someday we'll do a montage of all those photos.  And then all the ones she took from our childhood...

Trending Today…News of Olympic Proportion!

In honor of the Olympics, I thought it would be fun to share all the different countries reading the site.  Silly? Yes (I’m excited, very humbled and extremely appreciative) and you can take the beast out of sales but you can’t take sales out of...

Gods Among Mere Mortals

What's Behind Door Number Three? For every medical startup that made it, another 1000, likely did not.  I knew the questions to ask, during an interview (blind date) to help me assess, if the job was even worth my time.  Let’s just say, I kissed a...

Startups like Bitcoin are a Breeding Ground for Fraud

  Bitcoin has been in the news recently when their CEO was arrested for money laundering through the site, and setting a tone for a very dangerous precedent .  There is popular a misconception among Startups, that because they are tougher for the government to regulate...

Soul Suckers: The Stress Of Job Searching with Recruiters

Originally posted February 3, 2014 Re-edited and updated August 25, 2017 [caption id="attachment_270" align="alignnone" width="960"] The question I've been asked most often in my career: "How do I get into Medical Device Sales?" Followed by, "Can you help me?"[/caption] What I viewed as the onetime 'The Prince,' of...

What’s Still Missing from Our Boardrooms?

If you guessed women, well then, you'd be correct!   Indeed, the news is not good: the percentage of women directors in the Fortune 500 at 16.9% has remained flat (it was 16.6% in 2012 and 16.1% in 2011).* This despite numerous studies stating one way...

It’s Called a Heart (Part 4)

Please read: It's Called a Heart (Part 1-3 First) In stark contrast, I entered the hospital in the pediatric wings, and was now in the cardiac wing, which was mainly elderly. An elderly cardiac patient who was in and out of the hospital had a private...