Given the choice between a job candidate with a perfect resume and one who has fought through difficulty, human resources executive Regina Hartley always gives the “Scrapper” a chance. As someone who grew up with adversity, Hartley knows that those who flourish in the darkest of spaces are empowered with the grit to persist in an ever-changing workplace. “Choose the underestimated contender, whose secret weapons are passion and purpose,” she says. “Hire the Scrapper.”




Let’s face it, the vast majority of us have experienced their own IKEA nightmare at least once. “Where does this screw go? Am I looking at the manual at the right angle? Oh s**t, I’ve assembled a mirror image!”

Truth is, designing an instruction manual requires a lot of collective effort from a variety of people, and those funny little booklets we get from IKEA are possibly in a class of their own.




We all do crazy things from time to time. After all, “we’re never gonna survive unless we get a little crazy.” But sometimes those crazy things that we do might affect our very ability to survive.