I’m happy to cheer on people pulling themselves up by their own bootstraps. (Seriously…have you seen them try? It’s frakkin’ hi-larious.) Me? I tend to congregate with the folks that have boots but no bootstraps (there a a lot of … Continue reading
“Working long days and weeks has been incontrovertibly proven to be the stupidest, most expensive way there is to get work done.” By getting the executive suite types to understand this affects their profits (i.e. end-of-year mega-bonuses), maybe then their … Continue reading
This also applies to art, illustration, photography, and web design. After a while, you learn why contracts are so important — but not a guarantee from the criminally scummy and dickish. Preposterous Twaddlecock: How to Deal with Writers Effectively in … Continue reading
A few of you have told me you’ve noticed I haven’t been posting to the blog as often as you’d become accustomed to. That’s totally mea culpa. I got enough piled on my life-plate that I needed to find some slack somewhere. Continue reading
Back in the long-time-ago, when I worked at 7-11, I tried to have fun where I could. Working alone on the graveyard shift afforded me a certain amount of latitude when it came to whimsy. For example Continue reading
You: doing more with less. Corporate profits: Up 22 percent. The dirty secret of the jobless recovery. I was on this roller coaster not too long ago. It sucks. If anything soured me on the idea of the righteousness of … Continue reading
Paulina on modeling. Groundbreaking revelations? Not so much (…I hope; but if they are to you, you should pay attention). Something much more important and useful: honesty–which we pretty much have come to expect from P2. Paulina Porizkova: Modeling.
Like many of us have been saying, it boils down to this: expect excellence and know that regardless of any nascent talent, excellence takes work. Work is never fun until you make those breakthroughs to the next level…and then you … Continue reading
Ben Bernake is correct that the economy is stratifying, but can’t see that education is largely irrelevant as a practical reason for the dangerous economic condition of the US. Continue reading
As a result of my Connor Wars project, I often get asked, “Why?” What do I expect to get out of writing more than a season’s worth of scripts for a show that doesn’t exist anymore? Continue reading
No, it’s not your imagination. The middle class has been getting increasingly poorer since the 70s. Elizabeth Warren: America Without a Middle Class.
My take on this week’s group blog topic: Your First Job…that paper route you did as a teenager. That horrible fast food work you did in high school. Or the temp job you took in your mom’s office for a summer in college. Continue reading
The world has a rhythm. You wake at sunrise, you sleep soon after sunset. With the advent of clocks, most people’s lives are regulated to meet an 8am-ish to 5pm-ish local time work schedule. Since the bulk of the population are either naturally early risers or can adapt to that with no great hardship, the world has standardized, for the most part, on this sort of workday plan. Continue reading
Like many of you, I’ve had many different jobs in my life and I’ve had many people in the workplace I’ve had to answer to. Like some of you, I’ve been in that other place…being the person in charge of others. Whatever side of the relationship you are on, it’s an interesting ride. Continue reading
It has been said that if you truly enjoy what you do, then no job is work. I’m not sure I’d go quite that far. No matter how much you like doing something, there are going to be times when it’s a slog. Still, the spirit of the saying is true enough. If you find something that you love to do, you just want to keep doing it. Continue reading