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I'm a New York Times bestselling author who's written three books so far, most recently "Widgets: The 12 New Rules for Managing Your Employees As If They're Real People." I'm a Forbes contributor. One of my books was parodied in "Dilbert."

I get to go where most people can't, and can only write about a fraction of what I get to see.

Each book I write has more codes hidden in it than the one before. I am working on my first novel.

Nothing pleases me more than helping people find greater happiness at work, which is, for most of us, a large part of life.


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Rodd Wagner If the words aren't flowing, it means I'm either tired, distracted, or I have not made enough information on that chapter top of mind. If I'm tired,…moreIf the words aren't flowing, it means I'm either tired, distracted, or I have not made enough information on that chapter top of mind. If I'm tired, I'll crash for 30 minutes. If I'm distracted, I'll switch coffee shops. If not enough is loaded into my brain, I'll keep reviewing the research until the line of attack develops. I find a Saturday spent fly-fishing does wonders for the writing.(less)
Rodd Wagner My research, reporting, and writing have taken me around the world. I've gone to see people on the job in a fiberglass factory in Brazil, a paper…moreMy research, reporting, and writing have taken me around the world. I've gone to see people on the job in a fiberglass factory in Brazil, a paper warehouse in Poland, a tech facility in India, a home improvement store in Wales, and the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz conducting exercises in the Pacific, just to name a few. The great thing about being a writer is being able to share those cool stories so widely and in the interest of helping people have more fulfilling experiences at work.(less)
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I was plugging along reading Dan Lyons’ Disrupted when I hit chapter 12 – “Employees as Widgets.”


Wow, that sounds so familiar, I thought. I emailed Dan. He said it was just a coincidence.


Well, so be it, but it certainly put me in a great position to weigh in on whether Lyons was, in fact, a “widget” during his time at HubSpot. The controversy is instructive for what all of us should expect from...

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Important message and science. Over-written. Largely skimmed it but slowed down to take in parts of the story and much of the science.
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“Just as people will admit to being bad with math more than they will admit illiteracy, business tolerates interpersonal incompetence where it would never allow financial malfeasance.”
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