Monthly Archives: December 2011

A Job-Hunter’s Pep Talk

As a job hunter, it’s hard for me to resist clicking through on news stories that purport to tell you the secrets to getting a job. I can’t resist–but I’m pretty sure it’s a mistake. Job-hunting advice from experts seems … Continue reading

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Things That Matter

Looking back on the past couple of years, it’s actually pretty easy to summarize. Only two events have Mattered, at least in the self-centered sense of affecting my life. That’s not to say that they’ve been bad years (they have … Continue reading

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Link Dump Sunday: Merry Winter Edition

That’s right. I’m wishing you a whole season of merriment, not just a day. So if you’re one of those people who likes to make a big deal about the so-called War on Christmas, well, just think about all the … Continue reading

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Marketing in a Second

That’s a video–or rather, a collection of videos–that I made at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. As you might have noticed, each clip is quick. One second, to be precise. I got the idea from Montblanc’s Beauty of a Second … Continue reading

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Link Dump Sunday: You Are Not Alone Edition

A relatively short link dump this week. The first real blast of winter made me sick, as it tends to do, so I’ve been minimally aware of things generally this week. I am happy to report that a couple of … Continue reading

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Permutations of Creativity and Intelligence (and How to Work with Them)

Creative, intelligent people want to create things, intelligently. This was the thrust of a conversation I had with a coworker this week. We were commiserating over the barriers that we’ve faced in doing so in our jobs; without getting into … Continue reading

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Outreach and Advertising

Near where I work, there’s a cool, temporary little museum promotion that might be adaptable for a number of different situations. It’s inside the Water Tower Place, probably the busiest of the malls on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile. The Museum of … Continue reading

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