Friendship, as you may or may not be aware, is on the hotlist for extinction. I first encountered the idea in the New York Times where the unthinkable question was posed: Do your friends actually like you? Research has confirmed that someone who you name as your friend is, likely as not, going to fail to […]Read More Friends and Other Traveling Companions
If you follow DisrupTV, the brainchild of Ray Wang and Vala Afshar, you know they depend on me to provide not only diversity in technology innovation, but my science-based views on relationships, motivation, and rock & roll. Here’s the latest, in which we focus on love – with a brief touch on its effects on […]Read More Love – and Business – in the Time of COVID
I’ve been talking with some people for years, trying to define ‘relationship’ in the context of networking as a step to defining how to value those relationships. I’m giving up on those conversations as of today. For one, they are based in the assumption that one person is worth more than another. No doubt, someone […]Read More Networking for the New Year (and beyond)
What are the best research-based employee retention strategies? Someone posed this question to me on Quora. Despite the issue of poor or uncertain research techniques (yes, I’ve sat on more than my share of doctoral and peer review committees) I decided to answer it, because retention is a universal problem that affects all areas of […]Read More Retention: The Next Frontier?
Bear with me a moment here. I’d better leave a note for my (grownup) kids here, even though I’m pretty sure they don’t read this blog. Mom is still as left liberal as she always was and she still wishes we still had that last family still living in the White House. But sometimes, you […]Read More On Being a Republican Parent