Understanding the Amazonian Workplace – it’s the Law of the Jungle

A culture of criticism and long working hours causes high turnover when “Amabots” get spat out like the returned parcels they process.

For Men Who Don’t Want to Commit Sandpaper on Their Woman: Proraso Shave Cream

Jesse Kornbluth on a shaving product perfect for you.

The Four Just Men

Vigilantes? Maybe. But the Four Just Men are civilized. They even tell their targets the date they’re going to die.

Leaving Berlin

One of the greatest spy novels of our lifetime, and no, it’s not James Bond.

Why the Amazon Mom Program Disrespects Dads, Moms, and Every Other Kind of Caregiver

How can Amazon.com produce a show as inclusive as “Transparent” and yet run a discount program that argues that moms (and moms alone) represent families? It’s time for that to change…

Wine Snobs Are Boring

You NEVER have to feel lost or overwhelmed in front of a wine list EVER again. This post (and my new best-selling book, Wine Snobs Are Boring) is for you if you are, like me, allergic to wine snobs.

Wabi-Sabi: For Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers

Wabi-sabi isn’t anything new — it dates all the way back to the 12th century. But with the help of Leonard Koren’s book, Jesse Kornbluth demonstrates its uses in the world today.

What Odin and Thor Taught Us About Customer Service

Three lessons on how being able to roll with the punches can save you from spending a cold day in hell.

Are Drones More than Killing and Surveillance Machines?

How do we benefit from drones without giving up our privacy, civil rights and humanity in the process?

The Seven Habits of Highly Neurotic Authors

Everyone has bad habits. When Andrew J. Peters became a published author, he picked up a few more.

The Challenges Ahead for Brazil now the World Cup is Over

The 2014 World Cup in Brazil is over. It brought much joy, and huge disappointment for the hosts – perhaps even worse than the Maracanazo in 1950.

It’s Not Just the World Cup Brazilians are Protesting About

Brazilians continue to protest against the cost of putting on the World Cup. But there are numerous other mega-developments that their government has splashed out on, fuelling dissatisfaction.

I’m Shane. I Could Die Tonight. Come Laugh at My Nightmare.

“Shane Burcaw … is razor smart, irreverent, and laugh-out-loud funny. I would help change his underpants anytime.” ~Rainn Wilson

Book Excerpt: “Man Up” by Jimmy West

Man Up by Jordan West

Lee is a man in his mid-forties the all-to-familiar mid-life crisis, caught in an intense internal struggle over whether to leave his ill wife and two kids, or leave.

Brands In Memoriam 2013

Ken Goldstein knows, like Jeff Bezos knows, that “companies have short life spans.” Here are the inevitable casualties of 2013.

A Modest (and Dishonest) Plan to Bring the NSA to its Knees

Michael A. Stusser shares his misleading digital profile. Or does he? #DigitalMadness