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It’s easy to be that good student. It’s easy to…
– listen to the teacher.
– ask the right questions.
– get 90% on tests.
– get honors upon graduation.
– be known by your class as the smart one.

All you have to do is follow instructions.
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Who says we can’t be entrepreneurs while working for a company?

Entrepreneur’s common traits: owns something fully, loses sleep, time and money working on things, brings personal belongings to work, will do everything to make sure the project launches.

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What is a skill? It is something we pick up from doing work. Something that we can specialize in. Examples are typing really fast. Or coming up with a kickass, interactive, alluring presentation in the form of a Marketing Plan or Business Case. It is a result in itself.

What is a competency? It is our ability to do something, something we are good at. Examples are being good at handling people, or being good at synergy (like a baws) and integrating things into a solid idea. It is not necessarily a result in itself, but it leads to quality results. Read the rest of this entry »

Managers and companies, by nature, are usually fair to their people (play along, I know it’s not always true). We all get the same treatment, benefits, evaluations, raises. Read the rest of this entry »

My (now) ex boss asked me earlier: “So how does it feel, leaving your first job?”
I corrected her, “My first company, you mean? This is my third job in this company.”

To put it simply, it’s like a breakup. Read the rest of this entry »

Sometimes to get out of a rut while working, we forget work and we play, supposedly to reset our minds and focus. There’s nothing wrong with playing, but there may be a right way to play.
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Right now, collaboration is a joke.

The sad truth is, most of us really do work alone. Picture this: you work in a team, you have a teammate and a boss. But your boss tells you what to do, and your teammate is focused on something else. Are you working with a team, or are you working in a team?
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First jobs are meant to be just that – first jobs. Some earn horrible income, some get banged up a bit, some get both. Others are lucky to find first jobs they like, others are luckier to find first jobs that add a good line or two on their resumes. But these don’t really last. And they shouldn’t.
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One night, while viewing Incubus videos on YouTube, I found many comments about how people hate their current musical direction. A lot of people, even friends who were avid fans of the band prior to 2003, now do not like Incubus’ musical style. What really got me thinking is how some people wanted Incubus to still sound like they did 7 years ago. Read the rest of this entry »

An interesting phenomenon:

I was working late last night, armed only with some new music I copied to my laptop and a mug of leftover coffee from this morning. Read the rest of this entry »