announcements

Change

As of May 31, I’ll be retiring from my position as Professor in the School of Business at the University of the Fraser Valley. I’m moving to a part-time position at the BC Council on Admissions & Transfer, which administers BC’s post-secondary transfer system.

But this blog will continue. This is a very interesting time for work and for organizations, with the changes that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought about. A lot of fundamental assumptions about how and why we work are being questioned, and there is lots to think and write about.

I’ve been posting irregularly of late, but I hope to post more regularly once things have settled down. Thanks to All About Work‘s readers, followers, and commenters for your continued support.

Cleaning out my office (credit: own photo)

All About Work’s Winter Break

2020 has been…..quite a year. So All About Work is taking a much-needed break for the holidays.

The top five posts for this year were:

  1. Bob White and “Final Offer” (hint to students looking up this post: your essay will get a much higher grade if you actually watch the film)
  2. Why Academic Freedom Is Important to Everyone (Not Just Academics)
  3. Population Ecology in Real Life: How the Globe and Mail Misunderstood Its Environment
  4. Malcolm Gladwell’s ‘10,000 Hour Rule’ Doesn’t Add Up
  5. What’s A Rotating Strike?

Thank you to all the readers and commenters who, in spite of everything else that happened this year, showed that respectful, thoughtful discussion still has a place in the world.

I wish everyone a happy, restful holiday, and a healthier and saner New Year. See you in 2021!

Decorations at the Ivy restaurant, Chelsea, London, December 2018. (credit: own photo)

All About Work’s Summer Vacation

It’s an unusual year, to say the least, but the weather tells us that it’s summertime – so All About Work will be taking a few weeks off to enjoy the sun. See you in September!

The moat at the Bishop’s Palace, Wells, UK, summer 2018. (credit: own photo)

‘All About Work’ Holiday Break

As 2019 rolls toward its last few weeks, All About Work will be taking its annual end-of-year break. The most popular posts on the blog this year were:

  1. Population Ecology Theory in Real Life: How The Globe and Mail Misunderstood its Environment
  2. Bob White and “Final Offer”
  3. Malcolm Gladwell’s “10,000 Hour Rule” Doesn’t Add Up
  4. Why Academic Freedom is Important to Everyone (Not Just Academics)
  5. The Joy of Figures

Have a restful holiday, and see you in 2020!

Frost on cedars at Buntzen Lake. (credit: own photo)

All About Work’s 7th Anniversary

March 18 marks seven years since I started All About Work. It doesn’t seem that long ago, but I guess time really does fly when you’re having fun.

On every anniversary, I compile a list of the five blog posts that have received the most hits ever on All About Work. The list hasn’t changed significantly over time, but it’s nice to see that people are still finding and enjoying these posts.

Thanks to everyone who reads, posts, and comments! I appreciate the support.

The All-Time Top Five Posts on “All About Work” (more…)

All About Work’s Holiday Break

As is usual at All About Work, I’m taking a few weeks off over the holidays. Here is the list of the posts that were most popular in 2018:

1) The Joy of Figures

2) Malcolm Gladwell’s “10,000 Hour Rule” Doesn’t Add Up

3) Population Ecology Theory in Real Life: How the Globe and Mail Misunderstood Its Environment

4) Bob White and ‘Final Offer’

5) Why Academic Freedom Is Important to Everyone (Not Just Academics)

Thanks to everyone who read and/or commented on posts this year! See you in 2019!

Angels on high at Southwark Cathedral, London, UK. (credit: own photo)

Announcing My New Book

I’m very pleased to announce that my summer project is complete! My new book, Song Book: 21 Songs from 10 Years (1964-74), will be released by New Haven Publishing on November 28. It can be purchased on Amazon UK, Barnes & Noble in the US, and Indigo in Canada, all of which which will ship worldwide.

I’ll be posting updates and news about the book on Facebook and on my other blog. There’s also a YouTube channel for the book, featuring playlists of the songs that are discussed in the book, along with a promotional video.

I hope you’ll check it out!

Blogcation

The end of my university’s academic year is approaching, and I’ve undertaken a project (which I can’t discuss at the moment) that is going to fill a lot of my time during the summer. So….All About Work is taking a bit of a blogcation.

If I do post at all in the next little while, it will be on a very irregular basis. However, I will pop in regularly to make sure that everything is still functional. And I can still be reached through the Contact page on the blog, or on Twitter. 

Thank you, regular and occasional readers, and see you soon!