We have lots of life experiences that affect our personality development overtime. Most reach a equilibrium, i.e. they become the person they are destined to be sooner or later with their interpersonal development. We tend to get there faster by experiencing life impacting events. Some are unplanned, and some, like college, are bought and paid for. The question this show asks, is the price we pay for the personality development parts of college, i.e. the quintessential "College Experience" worth it?
In the early days of the Pandemic, everything was surreal and it seemed to me the PTB (Powers that Be) were overstating and overreacting. This show is a look back in time on an article I wrote at the onset of COVID19 where I commented on the behavior of companies in reaction to the virus. Although many may argue my downplaying of the death toll was where I misread the tea leaves, taken as a whole, It's surprising how well it stands up a year later, or maybe not so surprising as employers are always wanting to get rid of Risk wherever possible.
Decisions that impact your work and life can be made by supervisors, by committee's and increasingly by software robots. How do you handle these decision makers? What should your tactic be? This show is all about the types of decision makers and what we need to consider when dealing with them!
Often leadership seminars spend a great deal of time discussing understanding the different personality types in the office. Never do they discuss how those personality types align to leadership, nor do they discuss their long term impact on the culture of the work environment. The Darwinian environment of Corporate America leads to a Caustic Competition which can have a real impact on the lives of everyone at the company. This article offers a deep dive on what the personality types are that define corporate culture, and how they can make your job challenging, to say the least!
Microsoft, Apple, Google, and Facebook aren't really computer or software companies, they are platform companies. It's their platforms that are the core of their power and valuations. Platforms don't have to be the tool of trillion dollar tech companies, we all can, and should have a platform. Listen to this show to learn what a personal platform is, and how you could benefit from having one!
We see the logos everywhere. They are on T-shirts, on buildings, at the State Fair, and even on the shirts of people who are selling us hotdogs at the local ball park. You'll see the the Lions, Kiwanis, Local Fraternities / Sororities, and others. For the professional, the question is: Are these social groups beneficial to your career and your life? Why should you join them when you can just hang out with your friends? This show is all about these groups and everything related to them.
The Purple Squirrel, or more precisely the Purple Squirrel Candidate is the idea that the perfect person for a job is impossible to find. Technically anyone can be a Purple Squirrel for a job that matches there highly specific experience and education. There is a pro and a con to be in that position and that's what this show is all about.
There are long term trends all around us. Often they aren't easy to see. If we train ourselves to be aware of them, they can not only give us insight, but also give us valuable information about the bigger decisions we need to make in life. Today's show is all about these trends, and what they mean for both our personal and professional lives!
Private equity, as an industry is a machine that is the business equivalent of injecting nitrous oxide into a car engine. You get a great deal of performance for a short period of time, but it stresses and breaks the things that make up the formerly reliable engine. In the case of Private equity, it's enhanced profits, usually at the expense of people who made up the company.
Three times in the month that I wrote this article I heard stories from three different private equity buyouts. Counting my own experience, all four were intensely scary, stressful, and ultimately very damaging to the average employee at the respective firms. This vent piece asks the question: When can we get Private Equity from a Win-Loose to a Win-Win for everyone involved?
Not everything in 2020 was worth forgetting. One thing that is definitely worth remembering again is the Peluso Presents Top 5 of 2020. Haven't listened in a while? Got a long drive coming up? This show highlights the the best Peluso Presents commentary from 2020 on the collision points between work and life. It's a great way to get introduced to the show if your new to it or just go back and revisit some interesting and thought provoking ideas!