• Doug Newman is a person of diverse interests and passions, some of which will be discussed here.

Why I Am Loving My New Job

I have hit the three-month mark with this new job, and I have to say I am liking it a lot.  The people have been really nice, the work has been reasonably challenging and fulfilling, and the corporate zeitgeist is a pretty comfortable one for me.  But last week put it all over the top. … Continue reading


Take Your Children To Work Day – Training The Leaders Of Tomorrow

Yesterday was Take Your Children To Work Day – the 20th anniversary of the event. For the first time I was able to participate – my eldest finally being old enough to join in – and I was very impressed. But still, it was quite weird. I certainly remember heading to my own parents’ places … Continue reading

Hidden Obstacles Hindering Your Success At Landing That Job

With all of my talk lately about changing rules, changing paradigms, and changing jobs, readers might be feeling lost, out to sea, afloat at the mercy of the currents to destinations unknown. This post is not going to help alleviate that situation. It should come as no surprise that companies are out for themselves.  Not … Continue reading

Talkin’ ‘Bout My G-G-Generation (Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss?)

Boy, the times they are indeed a-changin’. That was the rallying cry of a couple of generations ago – “the first one now will later be last”, meant to take aim at the 1%, was adopted by a generation of lost souls, unable to connect to the reality of the American Dream their parents had subscribed … Continue reading

The Road Less Traveled

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less traveled by.  And that has made all the difference.”  — Robert Frost Yeah, yeah, I know – one of the most overused quotations from poetry.  So overused in fact that it has become trite, overwhelming the original brilliance and beauty of … Continue reading

Lessons from an Angry Bird – Generating Personal Gravity for Career Success

Have you played Angry Birds Space yet? It’s really the same basic Angry Birds (“why do people like this – is it fun?” my wife asks frequently as my kids fight over the iPad) but with an added twist – you are launching those birds out in space. What’s particularly interesting about it is the … Continue reading

Stop Hurting Yourself!

Okay, I admit it, I have been guilty of this in the past.  I have made my brother, my kids, and several other people over the years beat themselves up with their own hands.  It’s not a fact I am proud of, and I never took it too far, but yes, I have been guilty … Continue reading

The Birds, the Bees and the Family Finances

Children ask the most personal questions. And most parents have experienced that awful feeling when their child effortlessly repeats the most personal of issues to strangers. How do I discuss such matters with my own sons?

How My Seven Year-old Son Has a Healthier Attitude Towards Money Than I Do

Kids see things in black and white: the good guys are always good and the bad guys are always bad. There are no shades of gray. So why should money be any different?

Why Do You Have to Go to Work Daddy?

This is the first of a series of articles written for Yahoo Finance.  Read the full article here. When my kids were 4 and 2, I got laid off. It was a good job – although there had been quite a bit of travel at various points, it provided me ample opportunity to work from … Continue reading

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