My top 10 posts of 2019

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Just ran my Google Analytics for January 1, 2019 until December 30, 2019, and here we go. This is a periodically depressing exercise because I like to be known for writing about work, but usually some of the stuff that’s popular is not about work. But hey, I still created it, ya know? Go me. Let’s get to it →

  1. “The Rise of Kaley Cuoco:” This is popular because of the picture I used in the post. I actually think Big Bang Theory ended this year, so this is mildly ironic.
  2. Transactional Analysis:” I wrote this on a plane back from Paris in February 2015 after reading a book by psychologist Eric Berne. It has long been a popular post for me. In early 2020, I am going to update it.
  3. “The six biggest cover your ass moves at work:” This is one of the snarkiest pieces of crap I’ve ever written. I hope you enjoy it.
  4. “Isn’t it time we were more open about sex?” Personally, I’d say “yes.”
  5. “News flash: A bunch of your sexual history will be transactional:” I guess people like reading about sex. Also, this was cross-linked once in a UK digital version of Vogue, I think.
  6. “If River Phoenix had never died…:” I wrote this one a long way back.
  7. “The bad attitude work myth:” What if there is no such thing as a bad employee?
  8. “What we really need is employee DISengagement:” This might be the first thing on this list that I actually wrote within 2019. It’s pretty good. It’s about how we over-focus on engagement, which means people need to be “always on,” and we should focus on letting our people live their lives too.
  9. “Company culture is not just listing core values:” Amen, sister.
  10. “The disappearance of Jeramy Carl Burt:” This is from the era where I wrote about true crime more.

If you’re scoring at home, the breakdown on these 10 is → three related to sex (including Cuoco), four related to work, one related to psychology, one related to entertainment, and one related to true crime. Seems like a good mashup of my own interests, minus sports, which I don’t write about that much anymore — and minus politics, which I’ll probably never write about again. #Modernity

Here’s to a good 2020, y’all. Keep on keeping on.

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