Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Name Dropping

 Every office has that guy or gal who drops names all the time. Don't be that person. CLICK HERE to access a video I made about the subject. 

Pass it on to everyone you know; especially the name droppers in your life. Maybe after watching the video they will have a change of heart and try other means for career advancement like pretending to have the same interests as the boss or taking credit for projects they contributed little to. Either of these options would be less annoying than name dropping. I catch myself doing it sometimes and it’s not healthy. There are better ways to get ahead.

I have REALLY appreciated the comments and suggestions on what new topics to cover in future videos. Because of you (dear internet people), I have plenty of ideas for making fun of the white collar world. Please keep the ideas coming. In the mean time, enjoy this week’s video on name dropping and don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel and forward this link to your coworkers and friends.

CLICK HERE for my video from last week called Post-Nominal Letters, in case you missed it.

Did I mention I know Warren Buffett?

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Everyone is an Expert

“A desk is a dangerous place from which to view the world.” —JOHN LE CARRÉ

I started to work full-time in the "business" world in 2004 and have accumulated some pet peeves about life in an office since then. My favorite television show is "The Office" and I enjoy the Dilbert comics as well but commenting on the quirks and oddities of working in a business environment seems to make the days more enjoyable. You have to have a sense of humor about life; the alternative is to just complain about it and no one wants to be around a whiner. This blog and associated YouTube channel are meant to laugh at the white collar world and more importantly, to laugh at myself. I invite you to laugh with me.

I'm amazed at how many experts the internet has created since it's invention by Al Gore. There are people who blog about dogs because they watched their neighbor's dog one weekend in the 90's and they now know enough about dogs to blog about them daily. You will hear me refer to my master's degree and neck tie in my videos as the only source of my expertise. In addition to making fun of the business world, this whole blog and video experiment is also a little jab at how easy it is to be an expert these days. You just need a computer and a phone line; thank you Al Gore!

CLICK HERE to view my first video that pokes fun at people who drop the post-nominal letters after their names a little too freely.

If you enjoyed the video, please subscribe to my channel and leave a comment. Let me know what other pet peeves about the white collar world you want me to address and I'll do my best to accommodate your request. WATCH MY OTHER VIDEOS HERE