Tag: Careers

Who do you work for?

Who do you work for? I’m not talking about the company you work for, or the guy or gal to whom you report. I’m talking about who the people are that inspire you to work harder and get better. Everyone works for themselves to a certain extent. Maybe you work to live, and have that […]

What’s your superpower?

What’s that one skill or characteristic that makes you different and/or better? What thing do you do so well that makes you stand out from the crowd? If you can identify it, awesome. If not, you’re not alone. My guess is that most people don’t even think about what their superpower is. And for those who […]

Should you follow your passion?

A lot of people say that if you follow your passion, you’ll never work a day in your life. Successful actors claim they followed their passion, and their love for acting helped them get through the hard times until they found success. Entrepreneurs are ALWAYS saying to follow your passion, work hard, buck the trends, […]

Everything in balance

“Everything in moderation” is popular advice to throw around. You can eat red meat, as long as it’s in moderation. Go ahead and have some drinks, as long as it’s in moderation. While this makes sense, I think there is a corollary to it, and it’s “Everything in balance.” If you eat red meat, make sure you’re […]

My rant about the Yelp employee’s rant on Medium

A few days ago, a now former Yelp employee penned an open letter to her CEO on Medium about how she doesn’t get paid enough to get by living in San Francisco. The way she ended the article was ridiculous – she updated the article saying that she had been let go, and she would appreciate […]

Are you doing work that matters?

This is day 2 of my experiment to blog for 30 consecutive days. I ask myself this question often. Some days I believe that I’m doing work that matters. Work that is helping companies grow bigger and get better. Work that is helping entrepreneurs get smarter. Work that means something to me. Other days, I […]

Breadth vs. Depth – What’s Better For Your Career?

I’ve thought a lot and have had many discussions about this throughout my career. Should I be a generalist and build a broad base of skills and knowledge so I can be flexible and work different jobs in many industries, or should I go deep into one specific skill and/or industry and become a specialist? What’s best […]