You Don’t Beat The Boss

Anthony Guerra, Editor-in-Chief, hsCIO.com

“How could she let this happen to me?” I wondered. “She must not know what he’s doing. If she only found out, she’d put a stop to this,” I thought. It had just been made clear to me that in the eyes of my boss (the “he” above) I’d gone from hero to zero, from […]

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The Art Of Real Conversation

Anthony Guerra, Editor-in-Chief, hsCIO.com

“Five meetings a day!?!?!?!?” stormed my boss. “That’s ridiculous. You should have double, triple that. You should be meeting with vendors every half hour, all day!” “Are you serious?” I asked. “If I do that, I’m going to be a useless, frazzled zombie by lunch. I’m going to be running around like a chicken with […]

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Sometimes You Can Go Home

Anthony Guerra, Editor-in-Chief, hsCIO.com

“You live here?” the elderly man asked, walking towards me. “Nope,” I replied, as I continued walking in the opposite direction towards my car. “Just visiting.” “You visiting the old man in there?” he asked in a thick accent, pointing to the door I’d just come out of. “Yup,” I said, still walking, definitely trying […]

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Getting Comfortable With Innovation

Anthony Guerra, Editor-in-Chief, hsCIO.com

“Have you ever seen ‘The Prophet?’” my dentist asked me. “No,” I said, “What’s it all about?” “Well, it’s great for small business folks. This guy, Marcus Lemonis — he’s a gizillionaire or something — he goes into these small businesses that are failing and tells them what they’re doing wrong. He usually finds the […]

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When The King Becomes Jester

Anthony Guerra, Editor-in-Chief, hsCIO.com

“Word is that the company wants us to talk about race relations with customers,” Sally, a barista at a Starbucks I frequent, said. “Have you heard anything about it?” “Not a word,” I said. “Sounds strange. I’ll Google it.” As Sally went back to taking care of customers — the line now 6 deep as […]

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