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John Friscia

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John Friscia is the Editor of Computer Aid's Accelerating IT Success. He began working for Computer Aid, Inc. in 2013 and continues to provide graphic design support for AITS. He graduated summa cum laude from Shippensburg University with a B.A. in English.

April, 2017

  • 19 April

    Basic research is what…

    Basic research is what I am doing when I don’t know what I am doing. -Wernher von Braun, German (later American) aerospace engineer and space architect

  • 17 April

    Any knowledge that doesn’t lead…

    Any knowledge that doesn’t lead to new questions quickly dies out: It fails to maintain the temperature required for sustaining life. -Wisława Szymborska, Polish poet, essayist, translator

  • 16 April

    You Might Be Right to Hate an Ugly Office

    Does your office look dated, or just plain hideous? That could cost your business. Rose Leadem shares an infographic at Entrepreneur displaying the findings of a British survey on what in your office can create negative lasting impressions. For instance, 33.9 percent of respondents believe a cluttered workspace would be most likely to leave a bad lasting impression. Lack of natural light received 20.5 percent, and dated decorations received 19.1 percent. Poorly dressed staff—perhaps the ...

  • 16 April

    Don’t Jump the Gun Leaving a Job You ‘Hate’

    In an article for Fortune, Ian Siegel asks you to reconsider whether your current job is irredeemably awful (if you feel that way in the first place). He says to ask yourself a few questions first. The, ahem, first of them is, “Are you miserable?” As in genuinely miserable, where you dread having to go to work every single day. It could be you are just having a temporary rough patch. The second question is, ...

  • 16 April

    So You’ve Realized Your Coworkers Hate You

    If an anvil had to drop on someone in the office, your coworkers would unanimously nominate you. How did this happen? Well, let’s not sweat the ugly details and instead focus on improving your image. Jacquelyn Smith shares how in an article for Business Insider. In the first place, make sure the distaste for you is actually real and not just imagined. It could be that people simply disagree with your ideas, as opposed to ...

  • 16 April

    4 Tips to Deal with the Coworker You Hate

    A study of over 1,100 employees conducted by psychologists found something amusing: Coworkers considered difficult were described the way that people with personality disorders are described in professional manuals. In other words, that coworker you hate might really be a little nuts. In an article for Fast Company, Gwen Moran shares some tips to reassess how you approach this troublesome person: Reflect on your own history: It could be that you do not like the ...

  • 16 April

    3 Small Tips for When You Love Your Job and Hate Your Boss

    A popular phrase these days goes something like, “You don’t quit your job. You quit your boss.” Bosses just have a habit of being a central reason for dissatisfaction at work. In an article for the Muse, Stacey Lastoe gives some little tips for what to do when you love your job but are at wit’s end about your boss. Firstly, take a good, long look at your situation. Are the things that you hate ...

  • 16 April

    What to Do When You Hate Your Boss

    Having a bad boss hang over your work is like having a blizzard hang over your house—there is no escaping it, and it affects your outlook. In an article for Harvard Business Review, Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries shares five tips for handling this frustrating situation: Practice empathy: Bad bosses’ behaviors are typically a result of pressures and demands from their own bosses. Be mindful of this and make a deliberate effort to better ...

  • 14 April

    Sometimes you have to jump…

    Sometimes you have to jump over your own shadow in order to learn something that you will never forget for the rest of your life. -Heidi Klum, German-American model, television host, businesswoman, fashion designer, television producer

  • 12 April

    The man who views…

    The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life. -Muhammad Ali, American professional boxer and activist