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Snippets #53, Saturday, 08.Nov.2003     (ISSN 1530-9622)

 

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_________________________from James S. Huggins' Refrigerator Door

___________________________________#53, Saturday, 08.Nov.2003

_____________________________________________ISSN 1530-9622

 

 

__________0. CONTeNTS

_____1. Lunar eclipse

_____2. Careers and Identity

 

 

__________1. LUNAR ECLIPSe

Just in case you never watch the news, listen to the radio, read a newspaper or visit any news site on the net ... just in case ... I wanted to let you know there is a lunar eclipse tonight.

I probably won't get to see it. I'm in Dallas as we are clouded over and raining today and the forecast for the evening is not promising.

But, I might watch it on the web.

Here are some links that might help you.

 

Sky and Telescope Article on Tonight's eclipse
http://skyandtelescope.com/observing/objects/eclipses/article_1072_1.asp 
http://snurl.com/2w15

Dallas Morning News Article on Tonight's eclipse
http://www.dallasnews.com/latestnews/stories/110803dnmeteclipse.ee78.html
or
http://snurl.com/2w1c

 

 

__________2. CAReeRS AND IDeNTITY

Several months ago, a coach who knows I'm "in transition", sent me a reference to an interesting article on the Harvard Business School website.

Based on the book, Working Identity: Unconventional Strategies for Reinventing Your Career, the article outlines nine unconventional strategies for career change.

Now, Fast Company, in their November issue, has an excellent article about the book.

In her book, Herminia Ibarra argues that most career changing advice is, to put it simply, wrong. Instead of helping people to change, it helps people to stay where they are.

The traditional approach looks backward into our lives and attempts to find our "one true self", that special thing we are somehow supposed to be or do or become. It is based, first and primarily, on self examination and introspection.

Herminia's approach is different. It is based more on action, not to the exclusion of thoughtful direction, but as an implementation of it. And it is observes the reality that change doesn't happen "in a straight line", as a simple implementation of a well conceived plan, but instead happens in "bursts and starts".

The first article intrigued me enough to order the book and recently completed it. I enthusiastically recommend it. The second article is a good review.

If you can't read the book, at least read the two articles.

 

Nine Unconventional Strategies For Reinventing Your Career
http://hbsworkingknowledge.hbs.edu/item.jhtml?id=3312&t=entrepreneurship
or
http://snurl.com/2tsq

Fast Company --- Identity Shift
http://www.fastcompany.com/magazine/76/identity.html

The Book (Amazon.com)
Working Identity:
Unconventional Strategies for Reinventing Your Career
by Herminia Ibarra
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1578517788/qw12yu78er34i-20
or
http://snurl.com/2tt4

 

 
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