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By Richard Hadden, with Eric Yarham

Let's start with this: I am not, like some members of my generation, a Pokémon Go hater.

In fact, I've played it. And I think it's kinda cool. There are many things worse than moving off the couch, breathing some fresh air, and discovering places in your community you didn't know existed. A library in my area has seen an uptick in visits from teens since the game's launch. I think that's cool, too.

But while playing, I couldn't escape the comparisons between Pokémon hunting and the search for talent at work, both when it's done well, and when it's bungled...

Monday, 21 March 2016 22:38

Listening… Really Listening

By Bill Catlette

Recently, I came uncomfortably close to dying in a well-equipped, modern, metropolitan hospital emergency room, a building that I had walked into under my own power. The cause of the near death experience was preventable. It had nothing to do with staffing shortages, Obamacare, or a packed emergency department. Rather, it had a lot to do with listening, specifically the lack thereof. Listening, really listening.