Author Archives: Richard Grossman

About Richard Grossman

Richard’s life journey is an enduring exploration of artistic expression and creative communication ⎯ blending curiosity, passion and entrepreneurial spirit with technical savvy and good old-fashioned know-how. His career path has taken him from the theatrical stage to the concert stage; from the broadcasting studio to the recording studio; from the front of the post-secondary classroom to the rear of the administrator’s desk; and from post-production facilities to facilitating the communications needs of Fortune 500 corporations. Richard has more than 13 years experience in higher education as a teacher and administrator. A seasoned marketing communications and digital media executive, Richard firmly believes that knowledge empowers and is dedicated to helping people realize their full potential through improved communications. He has spent the better part of his life becoming a "born" communicator and knows from personal experience what that requires. He is at his best developing the personal presence and technical expertise of others. Richard holds a Bachelor Degree in Organizational Management and Communications from Concordia University in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

5 Reasons Why Employers Should Hire Mature Workers | richard s. grossman

If you're age 50+ and in the midst of a career transition, more likely than not you're experiencing unique challenges specific to your generation. Let's face it, most of us who are defined by “The Boom” have had personal encounters with age discrimination in the job search process—unjustified though it is. How many of you have intentionally trimmed the timeline on your resume in an attempt to appear younger and thus, more attractive to potential employers?

It's a Great Time for a No BS Zone: Re-calibrating the Crap-o-meter | richard s. grossman

So, from here on out, this site is certified 100% bull free! Getitrealguy.com is your official free-range, grass-fed, no pesticide source for real-life rantings and ravings on any and all things past, present and future. As the tag line suggests, the idea here is for me to call out people and events each week (or more frequently if I feel the urge) that cause the needle on my crap-o-meter to spike in the red. I'll attempt to offer up a slice of real-life perspective in response. My motto is: I may not always get it right, but at least I'll get it real.

Conquering My Fear of the Blogosphere: The Confessions of a Baby Boomer Blogger | richard s. grossman

Until now, there has been a host of other reasons why I would have preferred to set my hair (what's left of it, anyway) on fire rather than dare to share all this data that's been accumulating in my brain for more than 50 years. I've been holding on to this notion that blogging is the ultimate act of narcissism (Andy Warhol's fifteen minutes of fame on steroids). That may indeed be the case, but it's no longer sufficient reason to stand in the wings. At the very least, I figure I can charm and engage readers with some deftly placed self-deprecation to offset any narcissistic leanings I may exhibit.