Author Archives: Rick Turoczy

About Rick Turoczy

More than mildly obsessed with the Portland startup community. Founder and editor at Silicon Florist. Cofounder and general manager at PIE. Follow me on Twitter: @turoczy

Searching for happiness in your work? This diagram may help

(Image courtesy Bud Caddell. Used under Creative Commons.)

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Yahoo! fires Brazen Careerist Penelope Trunk

So, I just heard that Yahoo! Finance has decided to fire Penelope Trunk. I mean, who would want to work with someone who thinks like this? I just choose the lifestyle I want first, before I choose my work. Lifestyle … Continue reading

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You're hired, you're fired

Anyone who talks to me about their current corporate career will likely have heard me utter—likely innumerable times—my quintessential thought about staying in one place too long, “You’re not going to retire from there.” Truth of the matter is that … Continue reading

Posted in Career, Employment, Firing, Hiring, Jobs | 7 Comments

Adopting an open meeting format

Everyone complains about meetings. Seems that they’re all useless. But I have to imagine that there are some meetings that are valuable. Aren’t there? I mean, I get the chance to participate in some pretty productive meetings. So I know … Continue reading

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More than a year for More than a living

Just a brief note to mention that More than a living has officially passed the one-year mark. In that time, we’ve composed more than 265 posts. And those posts have generated more than 30,000 spam comments. (I can’t get a … Continue reading

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Without artisans, tools are worthless

[NOTE: I’ve been struggling with the title on this one for three days. And, while I can’t quite capture the idea in the headline, I still feel that this is imperative to get off of my proverbial chest.] People are … Continue reading

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Intuition is a product of repetition

To continue to riff on the “Common sense isn’t so common” theme… I know you’re a smart cookie. So I know, for certain, that you’re often blindsided by moments of clarity. Insanely insightful leaps of intuition that just kind of … Continue reading

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