Monthly Archives: August 2007

What is Talent Demanding?

So I’m doing some research for a client, looking at the staffing measures of peer finance departments in other organizations, and found the Demandments from Talent Mindset. Some pretty smart observations if you find yourself searching for in-demand talent. Why … Continue reading

Posted in Career, Develop, Honesty, HR, Recruiting, Respect, Tips | 3 Comments

Weekend Bonus: Vimeo "Get yourself fired" contest

I couldn’t let this one slip by us: Open only to people who hate their jobs. Make a video of yourself demonstrating why your job is an insult to your intelligence and a squandering of your abilities. For more information … Continue reading

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Some weekend reading and thinking

Enjoy the weekend. My Visit to Trek: Two Guys in a Barn “Employees make good use of the commuter program. Each day someone rides, walks, skates or car pools to work, that employee receives credit for Trek products or cash … Continue reading

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Making yourself accountable

I was thinking about Kumquat, again. Constantly. This time, I was trying to figure out why the idea behind Kumquat appealed to me, so that I could explain to other people why its an important shift in thinking. Somehow, “I … Continue reading

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Why this site will never have a million visitors

It’s become clear that more interaction with our reader base would be both welcome and warranted. Toby has mentioned it, both in conversation and in posts. Amy has mentioned it. And I know I could use it. I mean, as … Continue reading

Posted in Communication, Community, Feedback, More than a living | 6 Comments

Good to Great case study alert. No, the other kind of case study.

[Editor’s note: I couldn’t decide if this post was more appropriate for hypocritical or for here. I opted for here. Feel free to slam me, via the comments, should you disagree.] Have you read Good to Great? Well, we happen … Continue reading

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Fun doesn't have to equal free. Does it?

I was chatting with Toby, this morning, about his “Professional Peer Referrals” post. And as I was describing my issues with the whole “pay to play” concept, something dawned on me. I have a really, really hard time charging people … Continue reading

Posted in consulting, Creativity, Entrepreneur, Value | 1 Comment