After Hours

with Jody Glynn Patrick

January 2013

My guilty pleasure: Watching one man get rejected 100 times

01/28/13

My guilty pleasure: Watching one man get rejected 100 times

Okay, this isn’t a feminist blog; this post is about “Hope From Nope.” That’s the video blog wherein Jia Jiang posts videos of himself being turned down for “entrepreneurial adventures” such as lecturing a class (University of Austin), borrowing $100 bills from a bank for a paper airplane fight, and almost any other family-friendly scenario you can imagine.

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Is your manager a cat whisperer or a dirty dog?

01/22/13

Is your manager a cat whisperer or a dirty dog?

Management is very much like cat whispering. Those best at herding cats are folks who (1) like and respect cats, (2) understand what motivates and/or distresses cats, (3) know where the cats need to go once they are rounded up, and (4) can authentically communicate points (1), (2), and (3) to each and every cat. So, just between us, let’s evaluate the managers in our lives and also our own attitudes toward our workplaces.

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Made in Dane: Shout-out to area manufacturers

01/15/13

Made in Dane: Shout-out to area manufacturers

Working in a factory is as American as apple pie. I once made Lawn Boy lawnmowers (Outboard Marine, Galesburg, Ill.) before going to college, so I do appreciate the fortitude it takes to do factory work. If I’d been the owner or foreman rather than the piece worker who was moved from station to station for breaking rates and refusing to “kitty” extra pieces, I’d still probably be employed in manufacturing. I love the smell of moving parts (eau d’ oil) and the factory environment, which is as fascinating to me as an underground ant tunnel. Watch one – it's addictive.

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IB Publisher Emeritus Jody Glynn Patrick blends work and life in this very clear departure from her other writing for In Business magazine. Awarded national recognition for both her previous work as a newspaper columnist and her journalistic leadership at IB, she brings us all back "Closer to Home" with her insights and remembrances. A nice place to be "After Hours." Check back often!

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