A Literary Glass Ceiling? Why Magazines Aren't... →
Yet another reason self-pub and e-pub is more and more attractive? The first shots were fired last summer, when Jennifer Weiner and Jodi Picoult called the New York Times Book Review a boys’ club. (I weighed in then, too, calling on the Times to respond to statistics posted by Double X regarding the disparity between books by male authors and female authors reviewed in their pages.) Now, the...
Salaries top out at age 40 | Penelope Trunk's... →
Sobering info, but good article in the proactive stance it takes, i.e. what can you do about it? And this struck me: The exact opposite of the strategy of “under promise and over deliver” One of the most common but least-talked about career moves is to get to a relatively high spot and then see how much you can cut back in terms of effort and still maintain that level of salary...
Ten Easy Ways to Improve Your Resume →
Good info here if your resume needs an update, and you may want to go through the exercise even if you aren’t job hunting. For instance, are you working on the responsibilities you have been given, or on the accomplishments you can be achieving? Found via Penelope Trunk: Salaries top out at age 40
Detach Yourself from Your Work →
I’m ever aware that my zealousness about Ho‘ohana (one’s passion for intentional, worthwhile work) may best come with gentle ‘Imi ola cautions: Healthy work must simultaneously create your best life too. Exceptional service and products for others aren’t enough if your own life becomes their casualty. I’m reminded of what Sir Ken Robinson describes as our “sweet spot” in his book, The Element....
Did you ever find yourself interested in a topic... →
That’s the first sentence of a posting by Dave Rothacker on Education Reform. He goes on to say: I was about forty years old when I discovered the first creative bone in my body. What had happened to me? I suspect it was a combination of a less than ideal childhood combined with a school system that hammered any creative potential I might have had, out of my mind…although some...
Lovingly, The Weekend →
I often imagine that The Weekend is another person, or another relationship I have to/want to weave into my life. It’s never suited my Type A personality (or palena ‘ole coaching) to think of weekends as the days most normal people consider days ‘off,’ and it’s only been in recent years that I’ve been at all deliberate about shaping The Weekend into something else of relationship caliber,...
Close the Laptop (How I Changed My Life) | Three... →
Admit it: How many of you would make your family so much happier if you looked up from your screens and at them? Most of us, who are the newly dependent on technology, suspect we need to take more digital holidays, and do, yet we probably need to hold ourselves more accountable for our daily habits too, as Matt did (in Part One).
Leadership & Age | Mike Myatt →
This is a read deep candidate in both post and comments: Don’t skim it, but read to internalize, and then to frame your team within a “Where do we stand with this?” self inquiry. I’ll bet it will prove very illuminating and useful to you: we managers often don’t see certain things which have stood right in front of us for far too long.
book on a blog →
Love, love, LOVE reading this sketchbook-to-children’s-book blog by Andrea Joseph. I defy you to read it and resist trying to draw the everyday objects in your own life to give them stories too. For instance, read this installment about her Six Pairs of Woodland Socks. Snippet: To research the textures of the socks I placed them on the end of my fingers and wiggled them about. You could...
Coaching for Managers: Promote a Culture of Asking →
Here are the assurances Alaka‘i managers must convey to their teams: Asking questions is NOT a sign of weakness. Asking questions is NOT a betrayal of your own intelligence. NOT asking questions when you should will usually be your biggest mistake. When you ask questions, you get answers. At minimum, you get a bit more information, and a bit more info is normally what we all need to keep us...
Steve's 2 Cents: Arriving at Lessons of the Geese →
Steve Sherlock has a great RTTS Habit, wherein you 1. Read something 2. Trigger new thoughts (question what you just read) 3. Talk Story about it (with someone, or with your team) He weaves his daily blog reading into a short Twitter and blog report derived from #the5 (started by @cspenn), trying his best to idea align them around a central thought or theme, as this installment for...
Valentine’s Day is not the day you say ‘I love you.’ It’s the day you say ‘I...– Very clever Hallmark Cards commercial
Rise of the Tablog →
To blog or not to blog, that is the question… I admit to my guilt: I can be one who encourages others to blog, when what I really intend to do, is encourage writing ~ writing to help you think. And for that purpose, blogging is not your only option. Bookmarking Rise of the Tablog by Nick Cernis, because he gives much better advice. For everything that the blog format has been adapted...
Build a Business, Not Just a Client List →
Good article by Mark McGuinness, in which he covers “four types of asset, that are within the reach of any solo operator:” A Brand Online Properties Permission Assets Products
Kindle, a year later →
Taking stock of my digital reading: You don’t curl up with a Kindle compared to a book, at least I don’t, but it’s still great reading. It’s a different experience, one which is more lightweight-mobile and focus-efficient for me, and I now shake my head at the scarcity thinking when I hear the separate camps of those who defend the timeless honor of “real books” versus those who delight in...
This Life of Leisure: Back to Paper, Back to Work →
C.J. Chilvers shares why he’s shedding some of his digital habits now that he’s learned of “a scary summary of the decades of studies that have revealed how hypertext measurably alters pathways in the brain.” Within his post is a mini-summary of The Shallows, and though I hadn’t heard of it before, I wasn’t at all surprised to learn it was written by Nicolas...
About Hugo Bookstores →
Bob moved his account, took the loan, fixed his teeth and restocked and added much more inventory. Another “how life just works” story. Most say “as fate would have it” (as it does here) I say it’s Ho‘ohana work in progress… Bob celebrated 45 years of selling books on February 15, 2010.
Richard Branson on Intrapreneurs →
Found via Eric Tsai @designdamage: What if companies had belongers rather than employees? Does what we call each other make a difference in other contexts? Many millions of people proudly claim the title “entrepreneur.” On the other hand, a title that hasn’t gotten nearly the amount of attention it deserves is entrepreneur’s little brother, “intrapreneur”:...
Stocks Up, Houses Down, And What This Means for... →
Another reality check on the economy from Robert Reich. Times continue to be so ripe for innovation in the housing market, and I’m ever hopeful that we begin to see more movement toward cooperative housing, “reinvented renting” and other new ideas. Can you imagine what might happen for instance, if state governments were to give us a 5 or 10 year moratorium on zoning...