Career Planning

Kevin on February 5th, 2009

Former Apple executive and Silicon Valley venture capitalist Guy Kawasaki blogged recently about several clever ways to amp up your  job search by using LinkedIn; from the article: LinkedIn has over thirty-five million members in over 140 industries. Most of them are adults, employed, and not looking to post something on your Wall or date […]

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Kevin on January 26th, 2009

If you manage young people, have a son or daughter who’s nearing college graduation or know someone who’s at an early stage in his or her career, I strongly recommend you consider giving them The Adventures of Johnny Bunko. Written by New York Times bestseller and business writer Dan Pink, the book is an entertaining […]

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Kevin on January 22nd, 2009

Along with others in the blogosphere and MSM, I’ve posted a couple of times about strategies for surviving the recession. The truth? The recession changes nothing. What you should do now is no different from what you should do when times are great and the markets are hot. Look at your organization and your role. […]

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Companies large and small around the world are struggling with a once-in-a-generation economic crisis, and all of these companies – no matter how dissimilar – have one thing in common: they are looking to cut costs. A simple truth:  you could be one of those costs. You may feel that “crisis” is too strong a […]

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One unanticipated benefit of being in the business world for 20+ years is that I’ve been able to witness a marvelous array of astonishingly stupid human tricks, all performed in a seeming quest for immediate self destruction. If you sat around each night trying to identify clever stunts which would enable you to damage your […]

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Kevin on August 1st, 2008

About 15 years ago I received a resume from a young man who was interested in a Product Manager position at our firm. HR had screened the resume and said he looked pretty good – great school, some solid experience, sounded great on the phone. Terrific! As a result, I was excited about learning a […]

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Kevin on June 2nd, 2008

“The Bobs” from Office Space Have you begun feeling as though someone’s painted a target on your back? Do you break out in a cold sweat when your boss schedules a Friday afternoon meeting with you? Or perhaps you’re just being paranoid… but maybe not?? There are a number of reliable indicators that things have […]

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