When podcasting is your job - An interview with Kevin Devin
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In this interview, I talk with Kevin Devin, founder of Friends in Tech
and former co-host of In The Trenches: The Podcast for Sys Admins
When faced with the outsourcing of his traditional IT position, Kevin was able to use his podcasting skills to create a new position for himself in the company.
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Seth Godin is collecting stories on "Not settling"
On his blog, The Dip
, author Seth Godin
is collecting some interesting career stories from folks who decided to leave behind what they thought was a great job for something more important. This is the first he has posted and well worth reading and thinking about.
TZ wrote to me today. Here's his story about quitting and then becoming the best in the world:
I rose up the ranks in [name of bank] Bank Financial Group to become a Program Manager in Operations...specifically Change Management.
According to how my parents used to define success: I was a superstar. A 29 year old with a senior level position at a huge company with a safe salary, crazy benefits and a religious adherence to a 9-5 order.
(Via The Dip by Seth Godin.)
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What I'm Reading....
is from the folks over at Readymade
magazine, a great monthly available via subscription or on the newstand.
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Elsewhere Online: Sheepwalking by Seth Godin
Oh, yes, yes, yes, yes!
Seth Godin nails this one on the head. "Sheepwalking"...What a great descriptive term for those trapped in job and career that is going nowhere. I've been preaching against this for a while, but it is great to have a word to use so we can all focus on the problem.
Read the entire article by clicking the link below
I define "sheepwalking" as the outcome of hiring people who have been raised to be obedient and giving them a braindead job and enough fear to keep them in line.
You've probably encountered someone who is sheepwalking.
(Continues on original site)
(Via Seth's Blog.)
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InBubbleWrap - Free Daily Book Giveaway
I received another package from InBubbleWrap
today and it reminded me that I wanted to tell you about this great web site.
Each day, they hold a free contest to win a book (usually business-related) that they have found to be excellent. Once you set up a free account, you can return each day to read about the book being offered and enter the contest. They also have an RSS feed that allows you to monitor each day's offers. What could be simpler. The book that arrived today is "Treat Your Customers" by Bob Miglani
I have now won about 5 books from InBubbleWrap
and even when I don't win I get introduced to a host of new books each month. Many of these find their way into my "Books to Read" list in my journal, to be found at the local library or bookstore.
Free is one of my favorite words (SMILE), with books being a close second, so this site is a daily stop on my Internet travels.
From the InBubbleWrap
1. What is inBubbleWrap?
Well to make a long story short, we love business. We love talking about it and we love doing business. iBW is our way to share this love (wrapped in Bubble Wrap) with you.
iBW is a site dedicated to giving you the opportunity to win FREE business related prizes. Each day (Monday – Friday) brings a new contest with new prizes for you to win. All prizes are business related whether it’s the latest set of business books, nifty office supplies or advice from a business book author.
New offers are launched daily at 9 a.m. (Central Time) and run for 24 hours.
Did we mention that everything is sent in Bubble Wrap? What could be better than free prizes and an afternoon of bubble popping entertainment? Just a note, when in an office cube, try to save all bubble popping until after office hours. Or wait until your coworker falls asleep on his desk as it would make for a good wake-up call (please, for the sake of your career, do not try this with your boss in hearing range).
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