“I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.” Pablo Picasso Companies are always on the hunt for the best talent. But how to define talent is different for every hiring manager. Experience and technical skills play a role in defining talent, of course, but … Continue reading What Have You Learned Lately?
“There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.” – William Shakespeare In a great post for Every, writer Simone Stolzoff writes that ikigai, the Japanese term for meaning in life. (And one that I’ve written about before.) Stolzoff says that perhaps the most famous Venn diagram in the world is related … Continue reading Thinking Makes it So
How do you set yourself apart from the hundreds of applicants competing with you for your next dream job? You may find yourself up against people with more experience or education and more prestigious job titles on their resumes. Your challenge is to let the interviewer know that you are a special person who brings … Continue reading Gifts, Talents and Skills
In a recent post, I wrote about creating an alter ego to take on big challenges in your life. That’s the theory behind Todd Herman’s book The Alter Ego Effect: The Power of Secret Identities to Transform Your Life. You may have had an alter ego when you were a child; Herman writes that alter … Continue reading Your Alter Ego Takes on the World
“Spending of the best part of one’s life earning money in order to enjoy questionable liberty during the least valuable part of it, reminds me of the Englishman who went to India to make a fortune first, in order that he might return to England and live the life of a poet. He should have gone up garret at once.” (Henry David Thoreau) The … Continue reading Happiness is More Time, Not More Money
I’m staring at a blank screen. Blank. I’m stuck on stop and I need to move to go. If you’ve ever aspired to write, you know the feeling. If you’ve ever aspired to any goal, business, personal, or health, you know the feeling. The easiest thing in the world is to stay put. Starting is … Continue reading Just Start. Ugly is fine.
(This is a reprint of a post from 2015.) I attended a national conference in 2015 and had the great pleasure of hearing Victor Hwang speak. At the time he was CEO of T2 Venture Creation, a Silicon Valley firm that builds startup companies and designs the ecosystems that foster entrepreneurial innovation. He’s also the author … Continue reading Be a Weed