Category Archives: Value

Pablo Picasso anecdote or apocrypha or whatever; it's still a valuable lesson

Toby’s recent post on personal brand highlights some critical questions we should all be asking ourselves. Why? Because we’re obligated to take care of ourselves. It’s not adult day care, folks. And what’s the end result of building all of … Continue reading

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Personal Brand? Where's the Value?

Are you managing your Personal Brand? Is it worth more today than it was a year ago? Your brand value (alternatively – credibility, or reputation) is the incremental compensation you should be receiving over and above candidates in the same … Continue reading

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Graphing despair, fulfillment, success, and failure

As Kathy Sierra has taught me time and time again, a solid visual can really drive home your point. I’m sorry? A picture is worth a thousand words? Hmm. That sounds like an interesting quote. You should consider maybe shopping … Continue reading

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Unlimited vacation for everyone

When I first headed out on my own, one of the common responses I would get to my incessant bragging was “Wow. Getting to work on your own schedule. That’s like having unlimited vacation.” Yes, that’s true. It is like … Continue reading

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Why should this outlook be particular to startups?

Happened upon Andy Monfried’s You ain’t gonna learn what you don’t want to know when I was pointed to the post Value creation in a startup. Two things occur to me: Andy can craft a meandering rant that rivals even … Continue reading

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File under "Insights that seem shocking if you've been working under a rock"

According to the Houston Chronicle–or as the hip kids like to call it “The Chron”–half of your stellar employees may be looking for a new gig. No. I’m serious. Forty-seven percent of your most productive, most creative, most valuable workers … Continue reading

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Feeling Valued

I was reading my first monthly magazine from Investment Advisor, a subscription offer that had peaked my interest, though I sit outside their target market. (Since I think about one’s career as perhaps their core asset in their investment portfolio, … Continue reading

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