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La Vida Craigbert

September 12, 2014

Craigbert, or a really accurate portrait During my IBM and Charles Schwab years (1976-95) I lived La Vida Dilbert [], seriously hardcore. Dilbert really captures the truth of much corporate life, and does so perfectly from the software worker's perspective. It's also a brilliant commentary on organizational behavior. Personally, I have to always commit to… Read more »


Military Spouse Unemployment Backgrounder: Defining the Problem

August 22, 2013

Hey, I was talking with Blue Star Families (BSF) last month, and one of our big topics of conversation was the crises of military spouse unemployment. This is a really big deal, and something that Blue Star Families' identified through their annual survey. Like lots of American families, lots of military families need two earners… Read more »


Why Men Must "Lean In" to Support Women's Leadership

August 6, 2013

Guys, let's help get more women into public office. Okay, this is about fairness, and getting better government everywhere. I feel that we should treat everyone like we want to be treated, and that means everyone gets a break. That also means that all humans should have a chance to lead, in business and in… Read more »


What It Means to Be SAFE – a guest blog post from the USO

February 12, 2013

Safe – such a small word but one loaded with meaning.  To be safe is to be free from hurt, injury, danger or risk. Our troops’ primary focus is to uphold and keep safe our American tenets. Our military families’ primary focus is the safe return of their loved ones so that our service men… Read more »

Brett Sheats
Brett Sheats

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April 25, 2012

Guest post by Brett Sheats For the past ninety-four years, the United States Army Infantry School has been located at Fort Benning, Georgia. Thousands of young, freshly shaved heads enter its gates every year to undergo the metamorphosis from patriotic civilian to steely-eyed mayhem machine. During their time at Fort Benning, each new infantry recruit… Read more »


CalVet Women Veterans Conference

October 5, 2011

Over the past century, our nation has witnessed major changes in the roles of women. In politics, women have advanced from not having the right to vote to waging a campaign to become our nation’s President. In Corporate America, those women that were once secretaries have gone on to become CEOs of multinational corporations. In… Read more »