Commentary

I went to this interview because somebody called my mother and told her he wanted to hire me. As near as I could tell, the job involved convincing one’s family and friends to take out new mortgages. If I took this job, I would spend...

In last week’s column, I raised the premise that in the early years of biotech it wasn’t about making money but about providing radically new solutions to health care....

We’re used to weird stories coming out of California, but the failure of flight communications at the Los Angeles flight center has to be one of the weirdest....

A few months back I wrote about the negative effects of what I call process ideology — the predominating belief that most problems in business can be solved by changing the way work activities, responsibilities and decision making are designed....

The recent growth in popularity of two personal communication innovations, instant messaging and cellular phones with cameras installed, has left employee handbooks outdated and presents potential liability for employers....

Yes, getting hired has something to do with packaging. But muzzling a candidate who wants to know about the job’s career potential? That's outrageous. No headhunter has the right to tell you not to find out everything you can about a potential employer....