Humor Across Cultures

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I landed here in Sao Paulo, Brazil on Wednesday morning for a week of relaxation and a little bit of work. When I landed, I had in my inbox an email from a fellow humor speaker from Norway, Piotr Pluta. He was sharing with me his recent TEDx talk, An Intercultural Guide to Humor. It’s a… Read more

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The Problem with Human Resources (And How to Fix It)

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Before I get into the meat of this post, I should start with a disclaimer: I’ve never worked in HR. My mom has been in HR for 25+ years, so I understand her perspective of it, but I’ve never worked there myself (except for that one time I pretended to work in HR to scare an intern…)… Read more

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The 2014 Most Humorous Company Award for Best Corporate Culture goes to… DPR Construction! Jill had this to say about DPR Construction’s culture: You don’t often think of construction companies as having a sense of humor.  I loved the idea of the Celebrate This party to celebrate whatever the occasion called for. Here’s the nomination for… Read more

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2013 Best Corporate Culture Winner: PhotoBiz

The 2013 Most Humorous Company Award for Best Corporate Culture goes to… PhotoBiz! Mike had this to say about PhotoBiz’s culture: “Any workplace that makes use of dance routines and parody videos definitely has a healthy sense of humor.” –Mike Here’s the nomination for PhotoBiz: Organization: PhotoBiz (site) Submitted by Ellemazing The corporate culture at… Read more

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The Most Humorous Company for Best Corporate Culture

The finalists for the 2013 The Most Humorous Company for Best Corporate Culture are: Organization: PhotoBiz (site) Submitted by Ellemazing The corporate culture at Photobiz.com is all about fun. From the life-size figure of George Washington that greets people as they enter the building, to superlative awards given at the holiday party, to an internal… Read more

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