Category Archives: Careering

Thoughts, advice, and stories related to pursuing a career.

David Byrne, David Lowery, Creative Content and Money

I can’t remember when I first read David Lowery’s impassioned polemic directed at an NPR intern all the companies who profit from the exploitation of musicians and other creative artists, but I decided to revisit it after reading David Byrne’s … Continue reading

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This Post Has No Value

Philosophy simply puts everything before us, and neither explains nor deduces anything. – Ludwig Wittgenstein “Epistemology pays no bills,” Martin remarked drily. – Charles Stross, “The Singularity Sky” When I wrote about the “database of intentions” and linked that concept … Continue reading

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MarketingProfs B2B Forum in Boston: Let the Games Begin

Ann Handley has taken the podium and is right now running down the many sponsors of the event. There are quite a few and the emphasis seems to be on marketing automation and related disciplines. That’s just at first blush. … Continue reading

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Final Days: The MarketingProfs B2B Forum Hits Boston on Tuesday

Like I said in a prior post, when I attended MarketingProfs B2B Forum several years ago, it changed my life (for the better!). Now I would like to add that 80% of the work I’m currently doing can be linked … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk

I’ve never been a big fan of the “reality is an illusion” perspective, though I certainly understand it. If we equate reality with our perception of reality, for example, then we are naturally deluded, for that perception is a product … Continue reading

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Underground Economies Understand the Power of Marketing

What got me thinking about this was a story about black tar heroin in the LA Times back in February. The sub-headline read, “Sugar cane farmers from a tiny Mexican county use savvy marketing and low prices to push black-tar … Continue reading

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MarketingProfs Business-to-Business Forum 2010

Two years ago I attended the MarketingProfs B2B Forum in Boston and, frankly, it changed my life. Aside from finally getting to meet the fabulous Ann Handley in person, I found myself connected to a community of smart, interesting, and … Continue reading

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It’s ALL About Fit

A while back, I made a rap video called, “It’s All About Fit” (see below). My point there was that, when hiring someone, organizational fit was the key ingredient to that person’s success in the role as well as the … Continue reading

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Publish and Perish

There are many reasons why my academic career didn’t pan out, but among them is undoubtedly the fact that I didn’t publish very much. For example, I never turned my dissertation on the Baader-Meinhof Gang into a book (though part … Continue reading

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Vot Are You Voorking On?

I’m in the middle of a bunch of projects right now. One project has me writing about security in the cloud. Apparently, security concerns are one major obstacle to adoption of the cloud, in spite of the many advantages this … Continue reading

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