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No reps for today? March 6, 2013

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OK, so walking the dog does that count?

What about if you’re wearing a 35# pack?

I say no, but it does do something!

Workout:

Day 2 of 10,000 rep challenge March 5, 2013

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Total: 322
Rep Balance: 9,418

Workout:

Re-Start March 2, 2013

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Brad posted up a tweet about 10,000 reps, and did a bit of research, came away with the notion that this would be a good place for me to re-start. I’m going to modify it a bit, not strictly body-weight work, but pretty close.

First, start by walking the dog. Then…

Pullups, lunges, kettlebell cleans, kettlebell snatches, pushups, crunches. Total count: 208.

I’ve re-started!

Workout:

Do you know any Ethical Marketers? June 26, 2011

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Seth’s got a great post up today about the Sunscreen industry.

Within it, the great line "…ethical marketers".

In the context of technology firms, and technology startups, there aren’t too many who haven’t shaved off something here or there to the detriment of the Customer and to the benefit of the business. For example, how many computers or devices do you own which are secure from data theft? Or, how much time has everyone in the world spent trying to fix a PC which has done the BSOD one too many times? Or, why is it that we have to throw away our iPhones Smart Phones when they brick, sending all those rare-earth metals, lead and other heavy metals to landfill where they leach into our drinking water?

I would love to be recruiting for a role where a Product Manager or Marcomm Leader said they quit a job because the firm they were working for asked them to lie. And for the story to be true.

Do you know any Ethical Marketers? June 26, 2011

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Seth’s got a great post up today about the Sunscreen industry.

Within it, the great line "…ethical marketers".

In the context of technology firms, and technology startups, there aren’t too many who haven’t shaved off something here or there to the detriment of the Customer and to the benefit of the business. For example, how many computers or devices do you own which are secure from data theft? Or, how much time has everyone in the world spent trying to fix a PC which has done the BSOD one too many times? Or, why is it that we have to throw away our iPhones Smart Phones when they brick, sending all those rare-earth metals, lead and other heavy metals to landfill where they leach into our drinking water?

I would love to be recruiting for a role where a Product Manager or Marcomm Leader said they quit a job because the firm they were working for asked them to lie. And for the story to be true.

Job Search Basics June 23, 2011

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There’s a point when playing the game where you start thinking real hard about what the other side is up to. What is your counterpart, your competition, thinking? What strategies and tactics will they employ? How can you get ahead of them, anticipate their moves, take advantage of what they will do next?

For some on both sides of the recruiting equation, that’s where their heads are at. How do I get this candidate? Where does he go after work for a beer? Conversely, what tools do these recruiters use, how can I attract their attention?

And so, I was highly intrigued by this article on Fistful of Talent. Great title, catchy, makes you think, "Ah, this is how I can beat those silly recruiters!" 

But then they lay it on the line and walk you through how to really get noticed. Without search strings. 

If you’re looking for a job, check it out. And while you’re at it, read through Fistful of Talent, just to get a bead on those folks who may, or may not, be looking for someone just like you!

Job Search Basics June 23, 2011

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There’s a point when playing the game where you start thinking real hard about what the other side is up to. What is your counterpart, your competition, thinking? What strategies and tactics will they employ? How can you get ahead of them, anticipate their moves, take advantage of what they will do next?

For some on both sides of the recruiting equation, that’s where their heads are at. How do I get this candidate? Where does he go after work for a beer? Conversely, what tools do these recruiters use, how can I attract their attention?

And so, I was highly intrigued by this article on Fistful of Talent. Great title, catchy, makes you think, "Ah, this is how I can beat those silly recruiters!" 

But then they lay it on the line and walk you through how to really get noticed. Without search strings. 

If you’re looking for a job, check it out. And while you’re at it, read through Fistful of Talent, just to get a bead on those folks who may, or may not, be looking for someone just like you!

Seattle v. Silicon Valley June 5, 2011

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One of the recent start-up memes has been the Seattle v. Silicon Valley so-called battle. All sorts of reasons have been put forth about why one spot is better than the other. And, to one degree or the other, they are all true. Sort-of depends on one’s world-view.

But, if you are really concerned about building a long-term company, as opposed to a startup with a high potential of a 10x return to the investors, maybe any city in California is a bad place to be (and Washington is not so good, either). How about Austin or Salt Lake City?

Seattle v. Silicon Valley June 5, 2011

Posted by hardly economics Digg! this story! Digg! this story. , add a comment

One of the recent start-up memes has been the Seattle v. Silicon Valley so-called battle. All sorts of reasons have been put forth about why one spot is better than the other. And, to one degree or the other, they are all true. Sort-of depends on one’s world-view.

But, if you are really concerned about building a long-term company, as opposed to a startup with a high potential of a 10x return to the investors, maybe any city in California is a bad place to be (and Washington is not so good, either). How about Austin or Salt Lake City?

Targeting your audience April 25, 2011

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I’ve written more than a few posts about resume writing, with one clear point being to think about what the Hiring Manager wants in the ideal candidate, and then write to that audience.

Today, FTE 1.0, one of the funniest HR Blogs (or is it HR Art?) out there had a post which made me think twice about this point of view regarding resumes. My take is that it makes your resume creation choices that much more important - which boss do you want to work for?

And for you bosses out there, it should help you improve what you ask your staff to do in any given role.