Archive for July, 2010

I was featured recently on the Heroic Destiny Podcast

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010
[caption id="attachment_1380" align="alignright" width="336" caption="Visit HeroicDestiny.com"] Heroic Destiny Logo [/caption] I was lucky enough to be interviewed recently on the Heroic Destiny Podcast . It was a great experience, and I was… Read More

Are you obligated to disrupt someone else’s thinking?

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010
All the time, we talk to people with opinions vastly different from ours.
  • Whether you believe the only healthy diet is Atkin's, there is no higher power, red states all the way, or the only smart way to improve your standing in life is through personal branding, you no doubt have a few strongly differing opinions from that person you just talked to. But, where do you draw the line between making those differences an issue or not?
The old thought process was that you should give people as few chances to dislike you as possible.
  • Stick to only the kernel of your idea and nothing superfluous.… Read More

Ditch the paper resume

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010
I hate to put it in such bold terms, but the paper resume is dying. It's vestigial and will hang around for a long time being mostly symbolic, but it's becoming irrelevant.
And, it's not just dying among online marketers or "young people." Think about the last time a paper resume got you an interview, landed you a job, etc.
For my current job and at my last job, I either learned about the position through Twitter, met someone influential at the company through online channels (read: not through just applying online), or made the most influential case for myself pre-interview online with Read More