[VIDEO] Why life matters

If you’re sitting in the audience at a business school graduation, you expect to hear the students being told to go out into the world and build big companies and achieve mighty financial things, right? Those sitting in the audience at the recent commencement at the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota [Read More…]

Where is God when you’re unemployed?

Recently at On Faith, writer and university professor Halee Gray Scott talked about what happened to her family in the Great Recession: I was nine months pregnant when my husband, Paul, decided to quit his job in 2009 — right after the economy took a nosedive. The Dow Jones Industrial Average suffered its biggest single-day [Read More…]

Why do we feel like we never finish working?

This gem from Alain de Botton’s The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work came our way today courtesy of the folks at culture is not optional: Our exertions generally find no enduring physical correlatives. We are diluted in gigantic intangible collective projects, which leave us wondering what we did last year and, more profoundly, where we have gone and [Read More…]

Are you “being good” at your job? Or just good enough?

A recent article from the New York Times called “Being Good Isn’t the Only Way to Go” spotlights the fact that many people seek to volunteer outside of work because they are less than thrilled with their jobs. It begins: LAST September, the networking site LinkedIn added a feature that allowed its members to say whether [Read More…]