Your dream creative job may be closer than you think.

  A common phenomenon among creative professionals who work in companies large or small is the sigh of frustration that says: “I am better than this, I have so much to offer that isn’t being utilized, I am not getting the best projects,  I am better than those other guys, management is doing it all […]

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Corporate or Startup? What’s right for you?

The grass is always greener on the other side …or is it? Small nimble startups are working to become great big brands. And great big brands aspire to be small nimble start ups. And the people who work in them are looking through the same fence. CPG giant Mondelez feels the need to incubate startups […]

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Your job in a world of exponential change

  My first candidate for word of the year is “exponential”.  It will be applied to everything. The job market, the energy business, the climate, the TV business, the music business, our earth’s population.  This exponential change will affect each and every one of us.  I chatted with a woman yesterday who wondered if her […]

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How to figure out your next career when the world doesn’t seem to be waiting for you.

“Be of good cheer. Do not think of today’s failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow. You have set yourselves a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere; and you will find a joy in overcoming obstacles. Remember, no effort that we make to attain something beautiful is ever lost.”  Helen […]

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My current job keeps me too busy to look for the next one

Does your current job seem to be dead-ending? Have you reached the top of the ladder you were on? Is your niche heading the way of the buggy whip biz? Or maybe you just want to, in the words of Monty Python, “Run Away!” But then what?  You need to find something to run towards. […]

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Does your networking need goosing? Don’t forget: everyone knows someone.

  This is a social world: so much valuable intellectual stimulation – and most jobs – come from personal connections.   But the networking thing can seem daunting to people who haven’t been doing it in any serious way. I do like to gather people around me that I can reach out to for advice […]

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Consign your to-do list to the ash heap of history

To-do lists. This topic is truly timeless. Often literally so – for when will you ever get through it all? It’s a source of anguish for so many – with tasks lurking in dark clouds over our shoulders in a threatening, yet strangely non-specific way. Here is the most effective way I know to get rid of your […]

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How I Got Here: career path videos

There is no “normal” any more for career paths, so I thought it would be interesting to create a video series called How I Got Here, in which creative professionals talk about the twists and turns it took to get them where they are today – and the opportunities they seized. Marc Andreessen said recently […]

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