Some weekend reading and thinking

Thank goodness I don't have to leave my computer this weekendWe like to think we’re pretty smart around here at More than a living. But reading and re-reading your own posts can get dull for even me. Sometimes.

When that happens, I like to venture out and do a little extramural blog reading. Being the kind soul that I am, and being how you are my favorite (and, quite frankly, always have been), I thought I might share the following:

  • The 5, 10, 20 year plan
    “At the end of every interview someone inevitably asks ‘Where do you see 37signals in five years? Ten years? 20 years?’ My answer remains the same: ‘Still in business. Beyond that I have no idea.'”
  • How to Look for a New Job
    “The answers to these questions can be difficult, sometimes painful to see written down in black and white. These answers, though, can go a long way toward helping you define whether you are on the right track in terms of developing the set of skills you need for a job into the passion that you have for a vocation.”
  • The 3 Laws of Online Personal Branding (with apologies to Marshall Kirkpatrick)
    “It’s not enough to write prolifically, to have a great Facebook or LinkedIn page, to comment everywhere or be everywhere.”
  • Ten New Etiquette Tips for the Workplace
    “The new etiquette is driven by the fact that young people who grew up online don’t know how to operate any other way except transparently. The good news is this means they have great social skills; the bad news is they have no idea that they’re breaking all the old rules.”
  • 18 Practical Tips for Living by the Golden Rule
    “I will admit that there are strong arguments against the Golden Rule, that there are exceptions and logic arguments that the Golden Rule, taken to extremes, falls apart. I’m not concerned about that stuff. The truth is, on a day-to-day basis, living by the Golden Rule will make you a better person, will make those around you happier, and will make the community you live in a better place.”
  • Wanna play work? (Hat tip to KnowHR)
  • It’s all about selling yourself (out)
    “The problem with telling young people to sell themselves is that most of us don’t have much to sell – we lack experience. If you put us in the hot seat and tell us we have to have a vision and a concrete mission statement, we’re going to spew BS like it’s a congressional hearing. Is that what employers really want?”
  • Advice from top executives, presidents, and CEOs
    “We won’t all be Steve Jobs, but many of us will be the top executives in our respective cities. I recently met with seven of the top Executives, Presidents and CEOs in Madison, Wisconsin. Here are their keys to business and leadership success…”
  • Evaluating a career opportunity with The Empire
    Like I was going to get through this without one self-serving post?

About Rick Turoczy

More than mildly obsessed with the Portland startup community. Editor at Silicon Florist. Cofounder and general manager at PIE. Follow me on Twitter: @turoczy
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One Response to Some weekend reading and thinking

  1. Thanks for the great suggestions (especially mine! 😉 I’m just getting caught up on reading now..

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