Talking Business With Guy Kawasaki

A conversation with Guy Kawasaki, a serial entrepreneur, venture capitalist, blogger, speaker and author, about his new book, "Reality Check."

Talking Business With Guy Kawasaki

Doing Good While Building a Brand

Doing Good While Building a Brand

A personal branding firm partners with a group of career coaches to offer free résumé reviews to displaced finance professionals.

A Peek at the Future of Work

A conversation with the author and consultant, Patricia Martin, about a new set of values that is shaping the workplace.

Slash Careers Gaining Popularity in Norway

Generation Slash

Norway’s leading business publication, Dagens Næringsliv (The Norwegian Business Daily), recently ran a lengthy feature on slash careers.

Check out the beautiful spread here: Generation Slash

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Slash Careers Gain International Attention

Slash careers are gaining international attention in Europe and Canada. This recent article in Canada’s Globe and Mail, Bored with your job? Get slashing, talks about adding a slash career to one’s existing gig as a good way to shake things up and avoid burnout. A recent International Herald Tribune piece, The job-changer’s bibles, cites One Person/Multiple Careers along with the classic What Color is Your Parachute as the two professional reinvention must-reads.

On the home front, there was an interesting story in St. Louis Magazine profiling some unusual slash careerists: an office furniture salesman/photographer/reserve police officer, a costume vendor/property sales administrator, and a writer/soap maker/rickshaw pedlar/teacher.

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Women & Work…People are Still Talking

I don’t have time to listen or watch every audio or visual doodad I encounter in a blog entry, so I imagine even some of my most loyal Heymarci readers didn’t listen to the podcast I posted yesterday after I went on Karen Salmansohn’s radio show for a discussion on women/work/balance/fit/glass walls/fish and lots of other good stuff.

I still hope you’ll to find some time to listen to it; but if you can’t, this is your lucky day because Hannah Seligson, a smart young writer whose work I just discovered, nicely summarized the whole thing. She also highlighted the new word, “imperfectionist,” I coined during that radio talk. Read the post, and work on becoming an imperfectionist. I think it is the key to achieving happiness.

Deborah Siegel also blogged about the podcast this morning over at Girl With Pen. Deborah is a thought leader and excellent resource on pretty much anything related to women’s issues, so I was tickled to see my name in one of her posts.

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Women talking….about women


Last week I took part in a radio chat with a smart and opinionated group of about writer/thinkers about what’s going on with women these days. Think Chris Mathews’ Hardball meets The View.

The panel was hosted by Karen Salmansohn, the author of 29 books and host of the daily radio show, “Be Happy, Dammit” on the Lime channel of Sirius.

The other guests were Eve Tahmincioglu, author of From the Sandbox to the Corner Office/columnist for MSNBC.com; Cali Williams Yost, work+life strategy consultant/author of Work+Life: Finding the Fit That’s Right for You; and Leslie Bennetts, contributing writer at Vanity Fair/author of The Feminine Mistake.
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Worklifeblur – NYT.com

I started writing this column while spending the weekend at the Jersey Shore where my mom has a home, and where, for most of my childhood life, work and life blurred together. My parents, who owned a series of beachfront motels while I was growing up, made little effort to separate work and life.

If we went out for dinner, we always stopped by the motel on the way home. On these visits, I sat in the car, listening to the radio or dozing, wondering what was keeping them. Sometimes my mom waited with me while my dad went inside. After my dad passed away and my mom took over the business, she was the one going inside.

When I finally joined her a few times, I realized why she stayed there so long. She enjoyed talking to the night clerk and whoever else was hanging around. They chatted about mundane news and local gossip: a guest disliked the room and wanted a refund; a family had driven all the way down to the shore only to learn of a crisis that required them to turn around; a crowd of drunken promgoers had ransacked the motel next door; the local convenience store now stocked vanilla-flavored coffee. These moments were more than merely catching up on business. My parents were checking in on another child, something they had built, nurtured and loved.

Click this sentence to read the rest of my NYT.com column, “Blurring by Choice and Passion.”

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