6 Ways to Make Your Coworkers as Miserable as You Are!

Work is prison.  I’ve said it before, and I’ll keep saying it until we all return to the grub-hunting, berry-picking ways of our blissfully happy ancestors.  Have you ever hunted a grub?  You should.  It’s a lot more fun than compiling a spreadsheet. The point is, I know you don’t like your job.  You know…

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How To Get Fired! Video and Holiday Book Sale!

Greetings, people of the Internet! This week’s video is about my How To Get Fired!  presentation and book. The book will be on sale during the holidays for only $10 with shipping included. I know, I know, you LOVE paying shipping costs but 10 is my favorite number so that’s the price. How To Get…

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Thanksgiving Caption Contest- And the Winner Is….

Gina! Congrats Gina! Your copy of How To Get Fired! will arrive shortly. Thanks to everyone who entered our Thanksgiving caption contest, the submissions were great and we had a hard time picking a winner. Check back next month for our holiday edition of the caption contest!    

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5 Reasons Small Businesses Are Better Than Large Businesses! #ShopSmall

  November 30 is Small Business Saturday.  As a small business owner myself, I’m thrilled that we have a whole entire day to celebrate our awesomeness.  I am planning to feel better about myself this Saturday than I have all year. However, the fact that we have an official day implies that the other 364…

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Why New Year’s Resolutions Are Dumb and What To Do Instead!

It’s coming.  Thanksgiving weekend is officially upon us.  You’ve got a few glorious days of gluttony left, and then people are going to start asking what your New Year’s resolutions are.  Don’t get mad at them, though; they’re only asking because somebody asked them.  Soon, all across the country, people are going to pretend to…

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Generational Warfare Episode 4 – #GenWars

Welcome to the fourth episode in our Generational Warfare video series. These videos are  based on Jeff’s Us Vs. Them generational presentation. In this episode, Jefferson Jeffingham the IV (old person) and Mandy (young person) might FINALLY learn the secret to getting along.

Thanksgiving Caption Contest- Win How To Get Fired! By Jeff Havens

  Leave a comment with a creative caption for this photo and you could win a copy of my book How To Get Fired!  Make sure to comment by 10pm on November 28, 2013.  Click here to read the rules and entry requirements! This contest is now CLOSED! There will probably be another caption contest soon so check…

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Why We No Longer Need People Who No Longer Need HR Departments

 Thank you, Bernard Marr!  Your recent article about the fundamental uselessness of HR departments is exactly the kind of myopic polemic that makes my own articles more or less write themselves.  I was stressing out today about what to write, and you just dropped the whole thing in my lap.  Thanks again! In case you’re…

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Proud to Be a Quitter!

Hello friends! Here’s another guest post from Amanda. Enjoy! – Jeff Havens Growing up I was convinced that being a quitter was bad. Even the word “quitter” sounded terrible, like “moist” or “underemployed”.  And I didn’t want to be a moist, underemployed quitter.   Quitting was so not me – or so I thought. I remember…

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Generational Warfare Episode 3 – #GenWars

Welcome to the third episode in our Generational Warfare video series. These videos are  based on Jeff’s Us Vs. Them generational presentation. In this episode, Jefferson Jeffingham the IV (old person) and Mandy (young person) debate sports, business, and Wikipedia. Watch all of the episodes of Generational Warfare here! Want to win a copy of Jeff’s book How To Get Fired?…

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Tips for Air Travel – Please Check Your Feet at the Ticket Counter

If you know me at all, then you won’t be surprised to learn that I decided to read an article entitled “Whose Feet Are Those?” Unfortunately, it wasn’t an article about a mysterious rash of stray feet showing up in unexpected locations.  Instead, it was a New York Times article about travel etiquette, written just…

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How You Can Make Sure Your Business Follows Blockbuster Into the Darkness

Well, it finally happened. After choking and gasping for far longer than anyone thought was possible, Blockbuster has finally decided to die.  It was an ugly death, slow and painful, which is exactly the kind of demise every business owner should be striving for. After all, why sell at a profit when you could watch…

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Generational Warfare Episode 2 – #GenWars

Welcome to the second episode in our Generational Warfare video series. These videos are  based on Jeff’s Us Vs. Them generational presentation. In this episode, Jefferson Jeffingham the IV (old person) and Mandy (young person) debate sweatpants, golf, and work ethic. Watch all of the episodes of Generational Warfare here! Want to win a copy of Jeff’s book How To Get…

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How To Make Sure Your New Employees Fail From Day One!

Recently I read that 20% of new employees either quit or are terminally disenchanted after only 45 days on the job.  Personally, I think it’s wonderful that so many companies are doing so well that they can afford to throw away that much money on hiring people who immediately learn to hate the jobs they…

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10 Tips for Getting Started on LinkedIn!

Are you on LinkedIn? I am, but I probably wouldn’t be if it weren’t for Amanda, the Marketing Director at Big Pow! She helped me get started, and now I’m handing over the blog to her to tell you how you can get started on LinkedIn too!  First off, I’m sorry.  I know you’ve been…

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Generational Warfare Episode 1

Having trouble getting people from other generations to understand where you’re coming from? Then watch this video series based on Jeff’s Us Vs. Them generational presentation to laugh and learn about how to get along! Watch all four #GenWars videos here!  

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