"Never hire anyone who is going to report directly to you who you do not intuitively just plain like from first impressions. If your instincts tell you you're going to have a hard time working with someone, pass."
— Fred Charette

The Dangers of Being a “Book-CEO”

So, I see this “Suggested Post” (read: advertisement) on Facebook. See the image below for reference. First off, I question the validity of their opening statement. There is absolutely zero chance of the average CEO reading 60 business books a year. That’s not a CEO – that’s a professional book reader. Second, I have worked …

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Interviewed About “Joes” from AwesomeGang

I recently took part in this interview from the cool folks at AwesomeGang. Thought I’d share it here as well.

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Joes: The Cold War Diaries, Volume 1

After a fairly lengthy period of writing, editing, reflecting, and rinsing/repeating, I am pleased to announce the publication of my new book, Joes: The Cold War Diaries, Volume 1! It is a collection of humorous bite-sized stories from my time serving in the United States Army during the late 1980s (Cold War). From the book promo: What …

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The War That Never Was

The War That Never Was

I penned an article for LariatAdvance.com, an online community for Cold War military veterans. It describes a bit about what it was like to be stationed in a forward-deployed armor (tank) battalion in West Germany during the Cold War. Hope you all enjoy it! Click here to read: The War That Never Was Cheers.