Soft Skill Tip of the Week - Creative Thinking

Two years ago, we ran into a problem at work. We wanted to make sure our customers updated the firmware on our devices using the correct file. We several different devices, and it was easy for the customer to download the wrong firmware file and turn the device into a…

Software Tool of the Week - Chocolatey

When you get a new computer or are forced to reinstall windows, getting common programs back on your computer can be a pain in the butt. You spend a lot of time looking for the download button, and then clicking through all of the installs for each of the 40…

Wear This Not That - Work Bag

A Work Bag for Grown-Ups Today's Wear This Not That has an example of a better bag to take to work. You're not in school anymore, get rid of that old backpack. You're not wearing pleated pants anymore, get rid of that Targus computer bag. Use something that holds everything…

Book of the Week - The Walking Dead: Compendium One

If you love the Walking Dead TV series, you owe it to yourself to read the comics. The first compendium brings together the first 48 comics into one giant book that is full of beautiful artwork and character development. The story is similar to the TV series with a few…

Soft Skill Tip of the Week - Delegation

You can't do it all; even though you think you can. At a certain point, you need to delegate parts of the job to other capable people. The good news is that you can always improve your delegation skills. Here's a few suggestions. Why is Delegation Important? Delegation allows you…

Software Tool of the Week - RescueTime

Do you find yourself distracted by non-work related websites at the office? RescueTime is a great tool that illuminates where you spend your time when you're using your computer. It integrates in Windows or Mac and also uses browser plugins to log which websites you visit. Using that data, RescueTime…

Wear This Not That - Jeans

Jeans From This Century Today's Wear This Not That deals with better jeans. Faded and baggy jeans aren't in style anymore. More importantly, they're not helping you look your best. The Levi's 513 are my favorite pair of jeans. They fit well without being so restrictive that I feel like…