Monthly Archives: January 2011

Why I’m Your Worst Facebook Friend: Confessions of an Anti-Social Networker

When I was about six, my father asked me if I knew what the word “exploitation” meant. I shook my head “no.”
“Get me a beer and I’ll tell you,” he said. I brought him the beer and he said nothing. He just smiled.
I wish I could tell you that I learned my lesson on that [...]

How I Lost My Social Life and Learned to Love Dissension

Technically, I shouldn’t have been there. I was the only first-level manager in a sea of higher-ups. My fourth-level manager should have attended the weekly meetings. But he was a single 40 year-old, going on 14. The last thing he wanted to do was burn Friday nights at work. I ended up with the short [...]