Inaction is a weapon of mass destruction....

Monday, April 11, 2005

Levels of Consciousness

A bit deep and meaningful here - Steve talks about the different levels of consciousness that we can attain. I found it easy to identify some of the levels - I would like to think I am somewhere between Willingness and Acceptance. Still too lazy to be really proactive :)


Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Personal MBA" Program

The MBA reading list - holy shit. 115 books to spruce up your business education. Kinda puts my Amazon wish list to shame.

Josh Kaufman: Inside My Bald Head: The Josh Kaufman "Personal MBA" Program (Updated 3/19/2005)

Wednesday, March 02, 2005

How to Interview Potential Employers

More juicy job-interview goodness - questions to ask in a job interview. Make an impact!

Management Craft: How to Interview Potential Employers

More on reading a business book - this time without the training wheels

How-to guides on business books seem quite prevalent at the moment. This is all good info to digest as I find it quite challenging to really learn from a book as opposed to just reading it. It sure helps when you remember a book the first time around rather than having to read it 2 or 3 times (which is my current approach). Read smarter, not harder ;)

There is a good round-up of these posts on the Leading Forward blog - looks like a new blog but already it has some great posts.

Leading Forward: How to Read and Digest a Book!

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Dont Worry - Be Happy

Not you.. for someone else. A simple way to deal with thoughts of envy/jealousy about someone elses success.

Management Craft: Tip of the Day - #15

Monday, February 14, 2005

Are You A Failure Germaphobe?

About 50 million sperm failed in their effort to create you, while just one made it through. So failing occasionally in life isnt that big a deal. Steve discusses failing on purpose sometimes, just to get used to the idea of failure. A common theme I see in successful people is accepting failure as part of life. This is an interesting post that attempts to desensitise us to failure.

Steve Pavlina's Blog: Are You A Failure Germaphobe?

Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Purpose = Freedom

Steve Pavlina is one of my favourite bloggers - he manages to pull off the self-help evangelist without sounding like a pompous wanker. His latest post touches on the concept of purpose: how choosing your purpose (and actually living it!) creates real freedom. Its a difficult path to chose, mainly due to the strong reactions some individuals seem to have towards this attitude. Its not easy being yourself sometimes ;)

Deep stuff - not quite as focused as a few of his other articles but a definate keeper.

Purpose = Freedom

Friday, January 28, 2005

How to read a business book

A guide to reading a book... surely its not that difficult? Reading is easy; remembering is the hard part (Well, applying the lessons is the real hard part but lets not get too picky). Brendon from Slacker Manager provides some quality tips for getting the most out of your books. I usually read a good book 2 or 3 times to let everything sink in but I will try this approach from now on. Even though I hate scribbling in books!

Slacker Manager: How to read a business book

Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Bonds, Booms and Bubbles

Paul McCulley of Pimco (the worlds biggest and baddest bond fund) comments on the recent FOMC (Federal Open Market Committee) meeting - when the director of Pimco thinks there is a asset bubble in progress, you should really listen. Too many people are saying the same thing these days... not really looking forward to the next few years economy-wise.

On a side note - the letter is very easy to read for a layperson. You don't need a degree in financial economics to understand his views. (but it probably helps ;)

Thursday, January 20, 2005

picasa testing - no i wasnt stoned at the time, just had bad hay fever. promise :) (im on the left)

Thursday, January 13, 2005

Technorati Profile

Ignore this... trying to get the Technorati claiming stuff working...

Technorati Profile

Saturday, January 08, 2005

What Do You Need To Feel Secure?

"Money can be restored. Time cannot." Quote of the week, but read the article to really understand the context.

What Do You Need To Feel Secure?

Friday, January 07, 2005

What Is Your Career?

With a first name like Steve, how can this guy not be amazing? Another (very lengthy) post from a incredibly self-aware blogger. I have a feeling this guy will be writing some pretty insightful books in the next 10 years or so. Its about discovering your career - not your occupation, but the purpose behind you job. Warning - this might make you think.

Steve Pavlina's Blog; What Is Your Career?

Making a Quantum Leap

"Personal Growth is very, very hard".

That just about sums it up. Its easy to read a personal development book and get carried away with the enthusiasm; its _much_ harder to change your ingrained bad habits and truly apply the lessons learnt. From personal experience, it takes me 2 or 3 readings of a book before I really start applying the lessons.

Steve Pavlina's Blog; Making a Quantum Leap

Thursday, January 06, 2005

Imperfection opens doors

Curt (the Occupational Adventure blogger) is a very insightful fellow. Here he blogs about the curse of the perfectionist - how we prevent ourselves from discovering new things because we want to "do it right". I always used to think that imperfection was something to be frowned upon (and most times it is) but when venturing down unknown paths, it should really be encouraged. Food for thought...

The Occupational Adventure (sm): Imperfection opens doors

Why Nice Guys Finish Last

Ohh this one hit a little close to the bone. Not that I claim to be a nice guy or anything ;) Why Nice Guys Finish Last

Embracing the unknown

A theme I am playing with lately - yet again another blogger manages to write down a post that captures an issue racing though my mind...

The Occupational Adventure (sm): Embracing the unknown, Part II

Questions To Ask Interviewers

Smart things to add to a interview. If you cant think of anything insightful to ask the interviewer using your own means, then your probably not going to be seriously considered. I am not a huge fan of "canned" questions/responses, but these questions at least make you think about how to cut to the important issues. I especially like question 6. Will have to try that one in the next interview :)

Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life - Questions To Ask Interviewers During Your Microsoft Job Interview

Tips for New Digital Camera Owners

God do I need to read some of these... all my brilliant photos from the 55th floor of the Rialto Tower in Melbourne are completely screwed because I have no clue :(

Starts off with some basics then gets into manual settings as well

Tips for New Digital Camera Owners

EPIC 2014

Freaky but amazing in possibilities... I love it when the Internet produces stuff like this... just watch it. 8 minutes of your life that you wont regret loosing!

(Disclaimer: You will probably need an unhealthy interest in technology trends to really enjoy it. Dont blame me if you want those 8 minutes back)

EPIC 2014

Brand Autopsy: Beyond Thinking Different to Doing Different

Fascinating philosophy - I think this one will be printed out and stuck to my bedroom wall. Simple points that we always tend to forget can make a huge difference in our lives, if only we bothered to apply them every day.

Brand Autopsy: Beyond Thinking Different to Doing Different

Management Craft: Facilitate your Way to Great

Facilitate your way to greatness pt 1 - in my opinion, this is really what a great manager does. If you cant help your staff develop, what are you doing there?

Management Craft: Facilitate your Way to Great

Monday, January 03, 2005

Selling an idea to your boss

A few pointers on selling ideas to your boss. Brilliant stuff - I wish I had read this one about 2 years ago.



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