I have grown up in Fort Smith, Arkansas but have traveled to Hawaii, Arizona, Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, West Virginia, Virginia, New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, and I have sat in the U.S. President's seat in the Oval Office. I have traveled to England, Scotland, and Greece as well and lived in Greece for a short time before the war started in 2003.
I am an avid musician, writer, and linguist, as well as an independent researcher. Although I hold no degree from any college, I feel that exposing myself to multiple studies and challenging ideas gives me cognitive strength that cannot be measured on paper or through a cap and gown.
I am a Jill of all trades, Mistress of none, but the road to discovery is a long one that will not end until my life does.
Just look at my areas of expertise and ask me! I will talk about nearly everything.
If our large businesses would invest in siestas after lunch (at least) or at the very most, go through the trouble that Pixar and Google have for their employees, no one would ever want to leave work and production results would soar. People WANT to work there, and the resume amount received and quality of the employees that are hired is undeniable proof.
Google, in my mind, has the very best there is to offer employees: on-site massage therapists, doctors, gym, daycare, and 12 gourmet restaurants, AND it's all free to the employee! Not to mention, if you have a pet and your coworker says it's okay, you can bring them to work with you! It's not mandatory, but an allotted amount of free time is given for employees to work on their own projects. The primary result? Employees work to improve Google and work as teams.
Utilizing this type of business organization would be a boon to not only the employees, but the company. Just something to think about.
Riding a horse, shooting a gun and bow, some forms of martial arts, and singing.
I used Stumbleupon one day and found TED. I've been hooked ever since.
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