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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.

March, 2017

  • 22 March

    A European says…

    A European says: ‘I can’t understand this, what’s wrong with me?’ An American says: ‘I can’t understand this, what’s wrong with him?’ –Sir Terry Prachett, English author of fantasy novels

  • 20 March

    It is impossible to live…

    It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all – in which case, you fail by default. -J. K. Rowling, British novelist, screenwriter, and film producer

  • 20 March

    Dungeons & Dragons: An Unorthodox Path to Better Leadership

    Whether you have played it yourself or merely seen it while binge-watching Stranger Things on Netflix, you probably know Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) is a decades-old dice and paper game. In it, the Dungeon Master (DM) creates a whole game world from scratch, and then the DM’s friends play as characters who explore that world. In a post at Project Bliss, Leigh Espy talks to developer Kane Hadley about how his DM experience has improbably ...

  • 19 March

    The Most Practical Ways to Learn about Coworkers

    The most natural way to get to know people is to just let it happen organically. In an article at Business Insider, Lauren Dunn outlines some ways that you can build relationships without trying too hard. For instance, small talk will go a long way. Just asking people about their weekend (etc.) on a regular basis will lead to learning a lot about each other over time. Avoid gossip and being overly negative, because such ...

  • 19 March

    Almost Creepy Questions to Build Tighter Work Relationships

    In an article for Inc., Shelley Prevost shares a long list of questions you can ask your coworkers in order to get to know them better. She describes the questions as “revealing,” and that might be an understatement. Some of these questions, like, “If you knew that in one year you would die suddenly, would you change anything about the way you are living right now?” sound like something a stalker would ask. So tread ...

  • 19 March

    Little Strategies to Get to Know People

    Work goes by quicker and easier when people know and trust each other. Linda Ray shares some little strategies to learn about each other in an article for Chron. For instance, there is always the method of just asking colleagues random silly questions and seeing what happens. Another thing you can do is invite everyone out to lunch on a regular basis; Ray suggests weekly, but I think monthly may be more practical. (But then ...

  • 19 March

    7 Ways to Get Along Better with Your Coworkers

    You probably spend at least eight hours a day with your work colleagues, so you might as well get along with them. Dawn Rosenberg McKay explains how with seven straightforward tips in an article for the Balance: Respect your colleagues and be considerate of them. Play it safe and avoid tricky conversation subjects, like politics, bowel movements, or family jail convictions. Get your work relationship off to a good start by exuding warmth and learning ...

  • 19 March

    6 Better Ways to Get to Know Coworkers than Grabbing Coffee

    Coffee is expensive and makes your teeth change colors. Why does this need to be the go-to way to spend time with work colleagues? In an article for the Muse, Saqi Mehta shares some alternatives. Whether face to face or just over instant message, there is nothing stopping you from just discussing a goofy topic from time to time, like favorite guilty pleasure TV show. You might discover that you have a hobby in common, ...

  • 19 March

    How to Build the Social Ties You Need at Work

    If tumbleweeds pass by your desk in spite of being indoors, it is time to put yourself back out there at work. In an article for Harvard Business Review, Amy Gallo describes the steps you can take to build closer ties with colleagues. The first step is to remember that you are not in high school anymore, and nobody is going to pants you if an innocent chat does not go as smoothly as it ...

  • 17 March

    Anger makes dull men…

    Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor. -Elizabeth I, Queen of England and Ireland