Models can give us a place to start to have a conversation in order to develop shared understanding. Mental models are one of the five disciplines of a learning organization, according to Peter Senge. I have frequently used the model of the Laws of Media developed by Marshall and Eric McLuhan which state that every… Read More


The HR technology marketplace is fascinating. With more than 12 million companies in the US alone (employing more than 160 million people), the payroll market alone is over $1.7 trillion in spending. Expanded around the world, these numbers are approximately four times higher, and in emerging countries like China and India the HR needs are… Read More


I concluded a few years back that rates based on time at work only help to put you into a pigeon hole so that HR and Purchasing can easily classify you. Knowledge professionals are not pigeons. I have noticed a tendency over the past decade to push wages and fees down. Some may say it’s… Read More


Last week I had the opportunity to join the O’Reilly Foo Camp, where around 200 leading technologists, academics, economists, and business innovators come to talk about the future of technology. It was an inspiring and energizing few days, and one where almost every session seem to revolve around the ethics, responsibility, and potentially dangerous …… Read More