Monthly Archives: December 2008

Dec 24

Book Review: Outliers

By Scot Herrick | Book Reviews

Most of us have heard of Malcolm Gladwell’s other books: The Tipping Point and Blink. Both of them are excellent books and established Malcolm’s pattern for writing: Find studies that tell a story about something commonplace that blows up our assumptions. “Outliers: The Story of Success” is no different, but the book has implications for […]

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Dec 11

Learning from career setbacks

By Scot Herrick | Job Search

With the number of job changes and layoffs right now, you will make a career mistake. Take the wrong job. Work for the wrong company. Get hired by a manager you thought was great but ended up not so much. When I worked for a large telecommunications company, everyone that I knew (including me) that […]

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Dec 04

Embrace the Chaos of Work

By Scot Herrick | Job Performance

We are told to embrace change, right? Well, we’re in a period where change really doesn’t cover what needs to be embraced. Instead, I propose that we need to embrace chaos. Yes, chaos. Think of the extraordinary circumstances in the business world today: hundreds of billions for bailouts of financial companies – who still are […]

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Dec 03

The Takeover Pattern

By Scot Herrick | Job Performance

When your company is taken over by another, there is a pattern that is followed by the incoming management team. This pattern will take some time to develop, but the patter is almost always the same. Knowing the pattern can help you navigate your own position and career if your company is taken over by […]

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