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Goals for 2011

Last year, I continued my tradition of posting and reviewing my goals from the previous year, as well as inform you of my new goals. Like last year, I haven’t had a perfect batting average on my goals, but I’m okay with that. First, my goals for 2010 were accurate as of the time of […]

Striving for Perfection

I recently read an interesting comment on the pursuit of perfection: The amount of effort required to bring something from “good enough” to “perfect” is rarely worth it. My initial reaction to this, as well as the reaction of most people I repeated this to, was that clearly the author doesn’t take pride in a […]

Question: Favorite Place to Get Work Done

Today’s post is really short, because it’s actually a question, not an answer. I was forwarded a talk by Jason Fried about Why Work Doesn’t Happen in the Office, in which he discusses where people like to go when they need to get some work done. Interestingly, the answers he got were pretty much anything […]

Book Education vs. Job Training

I have a degree from university, for which I spent 5 years taking a variety of courses on several subjects. Taking about 10-12 courses per year, that works out to about 50-60 courses. That’s quite a bit of education when you think about it: about 2000 hours of education in class. As a rule of […]

Risk and Reward

There are many expressions around describing the fact that you have to work to get rewarded – there’s no such thing as a free lunch – and that the amount of the reward will be proportionate to the work done – you get what you pay for. There are expressions relating risk and reward – […]

Finding the Right Price

I had 3 discussions last week with different types of people regarding appropriate fees, and came up with 1 conclusion. You’re not charging enough. The logic works as follows: You want to earn $100,000 per year. You think you can get 1000 billable hours. Your hourly rate is therefore $100. If you actually try charging […]

Time for Work, Time for Play

I was reading a book to my daughter the other day, and the opening words struck a chord with me: This was no time for play. This was no time for fun. This was no time for games. There was work to be done/ The Cat in the Hat Comes Back by Dr. Seuss Two […]

Goals for 2010

It’s that time of year again. With the holidays fast approaching, it’s time to think about where you’re going in life, whether that be personal, professional, or any other aspect of your life. Many people make New Year’s resolutions, but how many of you actually follow through on those resolutions? What I did last year […]