Posts Tagged ‘Workaholism’

Work vs. Life Needs

Icon Written by Alora on December 7, 2010 – 11:41 am

Startups tend to attract workaholics. But what about your team members who aren’t workaholics? Are you being reasonable with your expectations? And do you have a morale problem on your hands because some of your team works 60+ hours a week and others don’t?

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Don’t Play the Work-Life Waiting Game

Icon Written by Alora on February 22, 2010 – 10:00 am

Tim Berry has a recent post on MyVenturePad that is highly worth reading.  He takes issue with a VentureBeat post that essentially recommends to entrepreneurs that they sacrifice their life until they get their business successfully built. Tim hits the nail on the head right out of the gate: the absurdity of that recommendation is […]

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20/20 Hindsight – Transitioning a Services Company to a Product Company

Icon Written by Alora on April 27, 2009 – 1:09 pm

This is something I’ve been thinking about more and more recently. The fact that we started off as a services company is what allowed us to get started and to avoid having to rely on outside funding. But it was transitioning to a product company that allowed us to grow and scale, and to ultimately […]

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20/20 Hindsight – Getting Your Start in a Startup

Icon Written by Alora on April 23, 2009 – 2:06 pm

People who did not meet me until at or around my 25th birthday would never believe it, but in school, I was the Queen of Slackers. Truly. School was too easy, too routine and I spent too long doing it to be able to breath new life into the experience. I could dodge classes, do […]

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20/20 Hindsight – How Early Career Choices Can Set the Stage

Icon Written by Alora on April 22, 2009 – 11:58 pm

I had a couple of discussions this week that got me thinking back to the early days of my career. Aside from leaving me feeling older than I care to think about, it did spark a pleasant memory or two that I’ve been mulling over since. Specifically, I’ve been thinking about how early career choices […]

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Work-Life What?

Icon Written by Alora on January 5, 2009 – 4:43 pm

I hate the phrase “work-life balance.” I truly can’t stand it. I think it’s a b.s. phrase that is one of those organizational design notions that sounds really, really good, but in truth is so vague that everyone has their own definition, leaving no consensus on any kind of standardized meaning. Implications of Being “Even” […]

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Those Soft and Squishy Millennials

Icon Written by Alora on December 12, 2008 – 7:33 pm

I am a member of Generation X, otherwise known as “the Slacker Generation.” Anyone who knows me would laugh at that designation because I am, without exception, a ridiculously unapologetic workaholic. This week Forbes published an article by Dr. Steven Berglas asserting that a recent study suggests that Generation Y (otherwise known as “The Millennials”) […]

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Three Types of Professionals

Icon Written by Alora on July 22, 2008 – 1:10 pm

Long ago I observed something very interesting about the types of organizations that different people are attracted to and why. And then, even more interestingly, about how those people behave — what types of projects they tackle, what types of changes they promote and how much bitching they do — once they get there. This […]

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