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Can we stop the race to the bottom?

| February 17, 2015

One of my personal heroes is Seth Godin and I thought of him as I listened to one of Planet Money‘s most recent podcasts called The People Inside Your Machine (Episode 600). That’s because a principle that I believe is being played out in the phenomenon which is the subject of the podcast (Amazon’s ‘Mechanical […]

Career Advice – Part II

| February 6, 2013

Back to the article by Jeff Weiner, CEO of LinkedIn. The second ‘career advice’ tidbit he mentions is something he read in a book (remember those!?). I am on the same wavelength as Weiner here in that this is part of the reasons I listen to podcasts (and read books) by trendspotters and thinkers like […]

Resolving not to resolve (or resolution making for real humans)

| January 2, 2013

If you’re like many of us when asked about New Year’s Resolutions you may somewhat flippantly answer that your resolution is not to make any. This year is the first time that I have come across quite a bit of academic support for this attitude from some sources that I respect and admire. Peter Bregman, […]

Don’t just sit there – do something!

| March 24, 2012

It is all too easy, and believe me I speak from personal experience, to sit in front of (or is it behind?) your computer all day, surf Internet job boards, fill out a few online applications for employment and convince yourself that you’re actually ‘looking for work’ and ‘trying to find a job’. But, if […]

Epilogue – Last words on ‘platform’ (well, for the moment)

| January 20, 2012

I thought that I was done with the issue of platform, at least in the immediate future, and then two items arrived in my inbox. So here are some final thoughts. Michael Hyatt asks ‘What’s at stake?’ and although he’s talking about goals in this article he could just as well be talking, in my […]