“After a five-month leave, I was nervous and excited to return to work, and I showed up that first day back with a big smile and a phone full of baby pictures to share. Here’s what happened instead: I was taken to lunch by a woman I barely knew. Over Cobb salad she calmly explained that all but one of my direct reports — the people I had hired — were now reporting to her. In the months that followed, I was placed on a dubious performance improvement plan, or PIP, a signal at Amazon that your employment is at risk.”
Back in (gulp) 2008, I posted a simple design to keep raccoons out of the garbage and green bin. The design worked, I got some nice comments, and even a possible CBC TV spot on the design (which didn’t pan out, but it was nice to be asked).
The following link is a terrific summary by Square, and a great example of how to embrace change as opportunity.
All that said: the upcoming liability shift in credit card processing in the USA is all about what happens if you (as a vendor or merchant) process a fraudulent chip-and-pin EMV card as a mag stripe card, and let a fraudulent transaction through. This will happen if you don’t have an EMV reader, so you DO have to do something, but you DON’T have to panic!