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Working Together vs. Working Alone - What's More Effective?

Working Together or Working Alone – What’s More Effective?

Teams, group projects, people putting their heads together to work on the same tasks or responsibilities. The practice of working together is something companies sure like to talk about a lot.  They brag about how much they foster teamwork, collaboration, and togetherness, but how many are actually practicing what they preach? Not many!… Read More

Jobs I've Had Work I've Done Part 4

The Jobs I’ve Had, The Work I’ve Done: Part 4 – The “This Is Adult Life Now” Years

We’ve come to the last installment in the jobs I’ve had and the work I’ve done series!  We covered my entire work history through my teens and early adult years, but now it’s time to look at the work that led up to my current position I have today. Let’s take one… Read More

The Real Value of a College Degree

The REAL Value of a College Degree

There is no doubt that the value of a college degree in today’s job economy is immeasurable.  It is invaluable. That little piece of paper with some fancy signatures will open up more doors than most people can imagine. It will change the entire trajectory of most people’s lives for the better.… Read More

The Jobs I’ve Had, The Work I’ve Done: Part 3 – The Transition Years

Welcome to another installment of the jobs I’ve had, the work I’ve done series.  This time we’ll cover the years that I slowly transitioned out of my professional video game audio career towards new avenues. This was a difficult period of time that was filled with lots of doubts, fears, changes, and… Read More

Will I Ever Be A Manager?

Ask Mr. Happy Work: Will I Ever Get to be a Manager?

Welcome to the first ever edition of “Ask Mr. Happy Work”, where you send me your questions about work, careers, education, life, (or really whatever), and I answer them! Advancement at work can be hard. It’s even more frustrating when you feel like you’re an awesome fit for that that higher level… Read More

Voting for the First Time Ever

I’m Voting for the First Time Ever This Year and You Should Too

This year I’ll be voting for the first time ever in the upcoming mid-term elections. After some introspection and reflection over the past two years, it’s long overdue. Why the wait? I just never believed in voting. I felt my vote was meaningless. That the money of politicians overruled the public voice.… Read More