Michael Kirchhoff

Employee Compensation: You’re Doing It Wrong

Employee Compensation: You’re Doing It Wrong

Once a year, I evaluate the performance of my employees. We discuss their accomplishments and failures. We set goals for the upcoming year. And, like most companies, compensation adjustments are…

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In a future time, children will work together to build a giant cyborg

In a future time, children will work together to build a giant cyborg

The remote meeting is becoming ubiquitous in today’s increasingly “connected” business climate. Meetings used to require physical bodies to be located in the same room, but advances in teleconferencing, web…

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Motivational Tweaker

Motivational Tweaker

The Fourth of July holiday has come and gone, and America celebrated. Most folks, including those who work for me, took Monday off and returned to the office today with…

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Kick my balls? No thanks, I prefer them covered in fuzzy green felt

Kick my balls? No thanks, I prefer them covered in fuzzy green felt

As we approach the Fourth of July weekend (for my international readers, July 4th is a holiday in the United States where we recognize the historical significance of Randy Quaid’s…

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Nostalgia: April 19, 2010

Nostalgia: April 19, 2010

The leather seats in my Mercedes boil away the first several layers of skin off the back of my legs, the suburban afternoon air thrums with the low moans of…

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The SPUD Mandate

The SPUD Mandate

Solving all problems. It’s a bold claim. It’s a claim I’ve been making for 20 years, one that has provided the foundation for my career and my life. I can…

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Oh, A Mighty Wind’s A Blowin’: Saving Your Marriage?

Oh, A Mighty Wind’s A Blowin’: Saving Your Marriage?

A New Jersey company has introduced a revolutionary new product called the Better Marriage Blanket. (Video provided in the link.) It’s a blanket that (theoretically) makes your marriage better. How…

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Department of Education Proves: “Girls Rule, Boys Drool”

Department of Education Proves: “Girls Rule, Boys Drool”

The Department of Education claims that there is a growing gender gap amongst college graduates in the United States. According to their analysis, detailed in this blog post by the…

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In space, nobody can hear your embryo implanter

In space, nobody can hear your embryo implanter

Here at the Potato Solution, we fix things. Typically, fixing requires some form of tool. To fix a scratched DVD, you need Windex. To fix a garbage disposal, you need…

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Do You Really Want To Rent Me?

Do You Really Want To Rent Me?

All right, now. You’ve all had your fun. Enough is most certainly enough. Many of you out there have had your seedy chuckles at the expense of George Alan Rekers,…

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