No, Actually I’m Pretty Fine With My Emotions And Everything Else

“You’re being irrational.  That person is being irrational.  Those people are being irrational.” We all know the drill.  There’s a discussion or an argument, often about politics, and then it verges into that special brand of stupid where someone declares … Continue reading

Geek Job Guru: How To Be Terrible At The Skills You’re Good At

Recently, someone commented on an email I had sent that was a poor bit of communication. Not wrong, not inaccurate, but simply inappropriate – overly wordy, not addressing the point, too much detail, etc. They were frustrated. As this person … Continue reading

The Dark Side Of “Do What You Love” – Psychology

So the series continues, where I take a break from my usual positive approach to look at why the job advice of “Do What You Love” is probably going to crash and burn for you. Sure, I think that’s a … Continue reading

Form Geek Voltron: Might As Well Be The Head

There’s a valuable lesson in the various incarnations of Voltron. No I’m not talking that giant robots are cool (obvious), that Pidge is creepy when you have him get older (surprising), or that movie adaptions are chaotic and unpredictable (depressingly … Continue reading

Link Roundup 9/18/2013

Career Personal Branding for Introverts.  Some advice if you’re introverted that’s rather nice, straightforward, and smart. Psychology Do our children have a play deficit?  An interesting thought.  I think fandom often plays a role in being, well, play for people. … Continue reading