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Ranking the Rocky Movies

I am and always will be a huge fan of the “Rocky” movies. Ever since I was a kid, these movies have given me more “goosebump moments” than any other films I have loved. When I had kids, I made it a point to introduce them to these movies as early as possible, not only…

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The Top 5 Zombie Movies of All Time

Ever since I was a little kid and watched “Night of The Living Dead” for the first time, I have been #teamzombies. I know to most people the concept of Zombies doesn’t seem very scary, but to this dude they were absolutely terrifying. I used to have recurring nightmares about Zombies, and they most definitely…

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Research shows that THIS is the best way to Attract and Retain Gen Z employees

To treat them (like any other BS generational term used these days) like real living and breathing human beings. Everyone is an individual with their own goals, drives and aspirations which are most definitely not defined by what year they were born in. Proceed accordingly.     That’s it.     *Sponsored by the Association…

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Heads in the Sand – Ageism in hiring

My friend texted me last week with a fairly urgent sounding message “Hey Ed, can you call me when you have a minute? Got some news that has me worried”. As any good friend would, I texted him back as soon as I could and we got on a call not soon thereafter (hey –…

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The Top 5 Movie Characters Who Will Kill You (And Everyone Else In The Room)

It has been way too long since my last “list” post. To those of you who care, it has not been because I didn’t want to write. Really it came down to being busy as hell and also a bit “uninspired” by a topic to write about. That all changed after my son and I…

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Ranking The Star Wars Movies – Updated

Anyone who knows me or reads any of my stuff knows that I am a HUGE Star Wars dork. As a kid, these movies were more than just “movies” to me – they were my toys, my heroes, my villains and when each new one came out were “mark your calendar and wait in lines”…

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What’s in it for me?

As someone whose gig is working with companies on attracting and retaining people, I get to see many different environments, perspectives and viewpoints on this topic in companies around the world and across many verticals. Universal among them is the desire to attract “in demand” talent and to retain them as well. These organizations know…

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I really don’t like Starbucks

I was recently going to a business meeting in Boston on a very hot day. Like the Braniac that I am, I decided black was the color to wear that morning and I was paying the price for that decision on this hot afternoon as I walked down Newbury Street in Boston’s Back Bay. For…

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The Secret to Engaging, Hiring and Retaining Millennials Part Two – New Data Shows THIS….

that they are human beings like any other person regardless of when they were born. This was just click bait BS like every other article out there professing they have all the answers to Millennials like they are some secret society or new form of human being that needs to be researched in labs.  …

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Generation Labels are BS

I was born in the early 1970s – which I guess makes me “Generation X”. While the name sounds cool (Do I get Mutant Powers too?) – I hate the idea of generation labels like Bill Belichick hates reporters asking dumb questions – which is to say I hate them A LOT. I never understood…

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