Posts tagged ‘responsibility’

November 28, 2011

Enough is Enough – Rant About Ignorant Marketing

Enough is EnoughFrankly I’m getting tired of seeing ignorant marketers slamming the success of G+ and the touting its eminent demise. I call them ignorant because they are evaluating based primarily on two factors.

The first factor

…is a data comparison between Google+ and FaceBook. Sometimes they show real data and sometimes it anecdotal. Either way the comparison is based on current FB data and current G+ data. This may seem O.K. but in fact it is erroneous. If a true comparison is to be made then these so called marketing experts should be comparing age based data. Not age of the people using them but the age of services. If an age data comparison is made I would think these experts would change their rather vocal ignorant arguments.

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August 1, 2011

Zombie Zen – The Secret to Success

Zombies Do It RightSlobbering, drooling, shambling, mostly dead, single minded purposes – no, I’m not talking about your last date. I’m talking about zombies. These unthinking creatures of inspiration know what they’re doing. Zombies do it right.

Sounds silly, or disgusting if you’re a zombie hater [don’t hate the zombie hate the brains], but zombies really do have it straight – and this is why.

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July 12, 2011

How Much Are you Worth?

How much are you worth? How do you decided your value? Is your value measured in money or something else? Is your value established based on financial gain, the amount of stuff you have, how nice your car is, how much you know, how much you don’t know? How do you value yourself?

How much I’m worth has changed over the years. Not because I’ve made or lost money, or anything else similar, but because my perspective on my value has changed. You see we often fall pray to the benchmarks that society sets for us. Sure, we need to reach certain benchmarks in life to survive, i.e. paying our bills, but we shouldn’t let those benchmarks define our value.

I want you to take a good hard look at yourself and decide if your personal value is based on social benchmarking or those things that are actually valuable to you.

July 9, 2011

4 Design Tips from a Bounty Hunter

You find find design tips in the strangest places.

When I was first starting out as a designer I took anything I could get just so I could get some experience under my belt; but all to often, the jobs were far and few between so I took whatever temporary work I could find to pay the bills and would allow me to keep looking for design projects. One of these “paying the bills jobs” was working graveyard at a gas station. There I met a bounty hunter, and ended up designing his website.

These are the design tips he shared with me [they work as words of wisdom for most any profession actually].

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July 4, 2011

Culture Change – 7 Useful Tips

Freelancer or contractor not your thing any more? You’re moving from a being your own boss into the corporate world? Maybe you’ve never been there or maybe you’re going back. It’s not all that uncommon for contractors or freelancers to go into the corporate world later on. In fact, there’s six former contractors that I can think of off the top of my head that are now corporate Joes at Title Source; that’s not counting me.

So how do you make the adjustment back to a structured work life?

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