As featured in The Wall Street Journal, Money Magazine, and more!

Career and Work

Slackers Unite!

by Luke Landes

To be smart, slow down, lay back, and don’t try to do so many things at once. That advice seems to be needed to help stimulate productivity from “knowledge workers.” Here are some points from the article: * “The physiological effects of tiredness are well-known. You can turn a smart person into an idiot just ... Continue reading this article…

3 comments Read the full article →

The Fidel Castro of Office Furniture

by Luke Landes

Here’s an interesting article on the history of the cubicle. Apparently, the original intent was much different than what we now experience. Companies searching for the most economical solution impeded the ideal. The new system included plenty of work surfaces and display shelves; partitions were a part of it, intended to provide privacy and places ... Continue reading this article…

3 comments Read the full article →

Women Earn More Than Men

by Luke Landes

In a number of professions, the average salary for women is higher than the average for men. CNN is listing 39 of the 80 such professions discovered by the author of Why Men Earn More: The Startling Truth Behind the Pay Gap — and What Women Can Do About It. If you look at the ... Continue reading this article…

9 comments Read the full article →

Ben Stein Protects America

by Luke Landes

Thanks to AllThingsFinancial, I came across this piece by Ben Stein, who I’ve mentioned fairly often on this blog. I like Ben Stein even though we don’t always agree on every issue. In his new column in the New York Times, Ben talks about the huge disparity between worker and executive pay. He provides some ... Continue reading this article…

21 comments Read the full article →

Changes to Online Job Hunting

by Luke Landes

According to CNN, searching for jobs online is getting more difficult starting today. There are new federal regulations that put simply create a situation where it benefits employers to have fewer active applicants for any certain position. In order to be seriously considered for a position, not only does your resume have to be tailored ... Continue reading this article…

5 comments Read the full article →

Is It Time To Leave Your Job?

by Luke Landes

Listen up, Suze has something to say. Suze Orman has a pretty good column up at Yahoo Finance, and that means a lot coming from me. I’m often critical of Suze’s attitude, voice, and sometimes her advice. But this time, her thoughts ring true. In her latest column, Suze offers five signs it’s time to ... Continue reading this article…

4 comments Read the full article →

Underpaid or Overtitled?

by Luke Landes

Here’s a corrollary to yesterday’s thoughts on underearning income. Anne Fischer from Fortune Magazine urges people who feel they are underpaid to consider whether they are actually overtitled. Here’s the letter to the editor: I was among the top five salespeople at my software company last year, and I’m pretty sure I’m drastically underpaid. I ... Continue reading this article…

6 comments Read the full article →

How To Become As Rich As Bill Gates

by Luke Landes

This essay is several years old, but I’ve just come across it now, at 2:00 in the morning on January 19, 2006. How do you become as rich as Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft? William Henry Gates III made his best decision on October 28, 1955, the night he was born. He chose J.W. ... Continue reading this article…

3 comments Read the full article →

Motivation for Generation X

by Luke Landes

Along the same lines of work/life balance, Anne Fischer from Fortune Magazine has written an article that looks at what Generation Xers want. It turns out that recognition, status, power, and cash are low on this generation’s list of desires, but a lattice structure (rather than a hierarchical ladder structure) and life outside of work ... Continue reading this article…

2 comments Read the full article →

Zawodny on Work/Life Balance

by Luke Landes

Jeremy Zawodny works for Yahoo and has noticed many of his coworkers and colleagues are taking extended leaves from their full-time tech jobs to strive for work/life balance. I used to work for a huge tiny non-profit. By “huge” I am referring to the sense that our projects affected hundreds of thousands of people each ... Continue reading this article…

2 comments Read the full article →

Have A Happy Retirement

by Luke Landes

According to a study from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, each additional $10,000 added to your net worth in retirement increases the chance that an individual will rate his or herself among the most satisfied by 1 percent. This study has been cited by a number of journalists: John Clements of the Wall Street Journal, Walter Updegrave ... Continue reading this article…

1 comment Read the full article →

Taxes and Your First Job

by Luke Landes

Yesterday I mentioned earier, this Thursday will be National Tax Advice Day. Yes, it’s a fabricated holiday to sell software and services from H&R Block, but that doesn’t mean we can’t find some good information within their materials. H&R Block has advice for those people in their first job who might be filing their taxes ... Continue reading this article…

3 comments Read the full article →

Articles In The News

by Luke Landes

There are some interesting items in the news today, but not much that is inspiring me to write about the stories in detail. Here is what I’ve been reading. * How to Sell a Car When You Owe More Than It’s Worth. This is a dangerous position to be in. * Fortune Magazine’s 100 Best ... Continue reading this article…

0 comments Read the full article →

Employment Trends in 2006

by Luke Landes

According to surveys, we should start to see some encouraging trends for those of us working for a living. Richard Castellini from CareerBuilder.com has the story. Trend 1: Bigger Paychecks. Employers plan on offering more to existing employees and new hires. Gain an advantage by knowing where you stand within the market for your position. ... Continue reading this article…

4 comments Read the full article →

Working Environments With High Health Risk

by Luke Landes

I had a frustrating morning with one of my bosses today. It was the kind of encounter where you have to get up and walk away for a few minutes to refocus. I stool in an empty conference room for some time, talking myself down from my crazy thoughts such as quitting before I had ... Continue reading this article…

Read the full article →

A Look At The Number, Part 5: Your Passion

by Luke Landes

This is Part 5 in a series about The Number by Lee Eisenberg. Part 1 is here, Part 2 is here, Part 3 is here, and Part 4 is here. The third and final section of The Number is about discovering your Number, the net worth or yearly income required to live independently of working. ... Continue reading this article…

Read the full article →

Are You Pursuing Your Passion?

by Luke Landes

I am struggling to determine my “dream job.” I would like to get out of the rut I believe I am in, but I’m not quite sure what to do. How do people determine their dream job? I think most individuals stumble upon it by accident, while others — possibly many more — never find ... Continue reading this article…

5 comments Read the full article →

Start The Week

by Luke Landes

The surgery earlier this weekend seems to have been successful, and I haven’t run into any painful problems yet. Thank you to everyone who shared their stories and tips; it helped a great deal. As a nice beginning to the week, I noticed that my favorite gas station was offering regular unleaded at a “low” ... Continue reading this article…

2 comments Read the full article →

The World Is Bitchier

by Luke Landes

This article from Wired Magazine takes a look at how technology has changed consumerism over the last sesquicentury. It’s a little bit tounge-in-cheek, but it resonates with me and my feelings towards working and living. Just because technology makes it possible for us to work 10 times faster than we used to doesn’t mean we ... Continue reading this article…

Read the full article →

Outsourcing Your Entire Life

by Luke Landes

Big corporations have seen the financial benefits of outsourcing, but according to this article in Esquire, individuals can enjoy the less stressful life that shipping tasks overseas provides. The writer of the article hired a firm from India to handle administrative tasks at first, but the relationship took on a new meaning when the tasks ... Continue reading this article…

5 comments Read the full article →
Page 13 of 17« First···1112131415···Last »