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Making it Work at Work: A Guide to Career Development and Fulfillment (Collection) by Alan Lurie, Kevin Elko, Edward G. Muzio, Deborah J. Fisher, Erv Thomas, Gregory Shea, Robert E. Gunther

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So, a Horse Walks into a Bar...: Taking Time for Laughter

My wife recently sent me an email titled, Bloopers. The first part of the e-mail was labeled History of the World According to Students and contained a selection of what were described as “actual student answers to history tests collected by teachers.” Having been a Sunday School teacher myself, I was interested and glanced at the first selection:

Socrates was a famous Greek teacher who went around giving people advice. They killed him. Socrates died from an overdose of wedlock. After his death, his career suffered a dramatic decline.

“Cute,” I thought, as I sat in my office, distracted by paperwork, meetings, and the daily to-do’s. I read the next one:

Queen Elizabeth was the “Virgin ...

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