Monthly Archives: April 2007

When work gets in the way

There are times–for all of us–when work prevents us from getting things done. It could be personal. It could be professional growth. It could be blogging. Ahem. The fact of the matter is that we will all be underwater at … Continue reading

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Interview Prep – Get your Story Put Together

“Where do you see yourself in 5 years?” isn’t always a question you consider before an interview, but HRinterviews has made it easier to prep. This is a great list of questions, put on my radar by SystematicHR with a … Continue reading

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Alice into the Rabbit Hole – Bring Your Interviewer In

I was reviewing a few of the sample questions on HRinterviews , but didn’t see my favorite: Take me through an example project or challenge that would be similar to your work here, as you understand it. Give me a … Continue reading

Posted in Branding, Career, Execution, Reflection | 5 Comments

Making mistakes: Budgeting time with smaller teams

Since I’m in a self-deprecating mood, now seems to be as good of a time as any to write the next entry in our series of mistakes surrounding the development of Kumquat. Kumquat launches on February 14. No really. It … Continue reading

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Are You Failing Often Enough?

Are you failing successfully? I can’t help but think that I am missing many opportunities by not failing enough (or learning from the minor daily failures around me). Having just found Jaired’s Life’s Lessons and post “The Art of Failure … Continue reading

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Pride of Workmanship

I work with contractors and consultants in nearly every aspect of my life. How is it that the idea of “workmanship,” or the pride of a job well done, can vary so greatly among the masses that work as independent … Continue reading

Posted in Accountability, Career, Entrepreneur, Execution, Performance, Pride, Reputation | 3 Comments

When did the Prides get that divorce?

Maybe I’m just getting old. I seem to remember a time–well at least I’m pretty sure I do–when Professional Pride and Personal Pride were married. Inseperable and enamoured of one another. Intertwined as one. Weren’t they? Not just dating. But … Continue reading

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Rushing To Work — Missing The Beauty

Ask yourself — if you were on your way to work and heard one of the world’s greatest violinists playing on the street, would you notice? A brilliant piece in the Washington Post called “Pearls Before Breakfast” describes an experiment … Continue reading

Posted in Career, Creativity, Perception, Perspective | 3 Comments

Leveraging Millennial Talent – Some Unsolicited Advice

I love my daily dose of Systematic HR. A great reflection on millennial talent resonates. I think that “life indeed is the pursuit, not the fulfillment of one’s work life” is a key point that Gen Xers had to slowly … Continue reading

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I Love My Job: Rasmussen/Su, Husband & Wife Architects

In the second of a semi-regular interview series on people who love their jobs, I spoke with Kevin Rasmussen and Vivian Su, a husband and wife team running their own small architecture firm. They have worked to create a lifestyle … Continue reading

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