In every worthwhile project, you’ll hit one or more points where it seems like you’re up against an absolute show-stopper. Maybe the challenge is technical, but just as often it’s organizational or political.[Read more…] about We are all capable of solving tough problems.
What will undo any boundary is the awareness that it is our vision, and not what we are viewing, that is limited.
—James. P Carse
A reader left a comment on this blog post I wrote in 2011. The Easter Coder suggests an enhancement to the technical solution I cobbled together for a problem I was facing at the time. After looking back on that solution now that eight years have passed, I’d like to offer a different perspective. [Read more…] about Solve a better problem
My primary training in troubleshooting (and cursing) came at my father’s side, hovering over the engine of every car my parents ever owned, accompanied by his endless appeals to “point the light over here dammit”. That training (more the troubleshooting than the cursing, but ok, both) has served me well in working with technology and systems over the years.
A while back, [Read more…] about Chopping problems down
I get a kick out of walking the streets of NYC taking photos… spending hours hunting for interesting scenes and compositions. I haven’t gotten out much this year however. And like many things, one can get rusty quickly without consistent practice. [Read more…] about Get started. Then get inspired.
At a basic level, career (and business, for that matter) can be thought of like this:
- What you have to offer.
- What the market wants/needs and is willing to pay for.
- Getting in front of your market.
- Telling the market the story of what you have to offer such a compelling way that they want to hire you.
As you progress through your career—or even change your career—you will continue to touch on all four of these points repeatedly. [Read more…] about Managing Oneself – by Peter Drucker