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Is Hope Killing Us?

Is Hope Killing Us?

By David Harder on the June, 16, 2020

There has never been a more important time to learn how to change ourselves enough to participate in the future of work. For most of us, true personal change requires that we include discomfort and fear as part of the ride. Frankly, we are no longer waiting for the future of work, […]

Hey Facebook! Is the Internet a Toilet?

Hey Facebook! Is the Internet a Toilet?

By David Harder on the June, 10, 2020

Lady Gaga recently said, “The Internet is a toilet.”   By the time that I read through the first six inches of today’s Facebook feed, I was feeling that it might just be better to go to bed and hide. And yet, I’ve got about 20 hours of work in […]



By David Harder on the June, 9, 2020

We are the turning point.   We tried settling for hope,   We waited for others to right this ship.   When that didn’t happen,   We felt betrayed.   We let go of hope and learned to become optimists.   We no longer accept empty words and promises,   […]

What If Love Was In Charge?

What If Love Was In Charge?

By David Harder on the June, 3, 2020

Welcome to a world where today’s actions determine our future as a country.   This morning, I was greeted with the thought, “What if love was in charge?”   My brand of cynicism illuminated my distrust of our citizens. Far too many would respond that such an idea simply isn’t […]

My Favorite Hero

My Favorite Hero

By David Harder on the May, 30, 2020

A few years ago, a teenager named Brandon Farbstein contacted me with a note. It read,   “I have been looking for people that are masters in their profession. If you are open to a conversation, I would be grateful to learn anything that you want to share in how […]

If America is Failing Today's Workers, What must we do

If America is Failing Today’s Workers, What must we do?

By David Harder on the May, 17, 2020

“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.” John F. Kennedy   As the pandemic hit our country, our workers were already in distress from underemployment. On the surface, we were given glowing reports of the […]

Waiting for Normal

Waiting for Normal?

By David Harder on the May, 4, 2020

Which Side of This Table Will You be Standing?   The world will not be going back to normal.   The last time many of us waited for the world to change,   We were unprepared to change ourselves.   The future of work is no longer in the future. […]

My Last Pandemic

By David Harder on the April, 22, 2020

It was the early 80s. My first partner and I had just moved in together. He had just passed the California State Bar and gone to work for a big law firm. I was making good money in the staffing industry and getting concert dates in jazz clubs. We got […]

A Few Alternatives to Easter

A Few Alternatives to Easter

By David Harder on the April, 10, 2020

I have never had issues with people of faith attending church and celebrating the story of Christ, except for this weekend.   Many of us have not yet had someone close to them fall victim to the Coronavirus. Two and a half weeks ago, Terrence McNally, one of our country’s […]

Could Sheltering Become Your Turning Point?

By David Harder on the April, 6, 2020

Every generation gets an event that tends to shape their thinking, outlook, and behavior. In my personal experience, the current events that we are encountering today cannot help but create a re-set in most of our lives. There will be a profound positive change in our culture. Sadly, we will […]