When I have kids I will require them to fail at at least one thing every day which will be discussed at the dinner table. FAIL will not  be a bad word in my household.

creativemornings:

We collaborated with the folks at Shutterstock and illustrator Zach Higgins to create a series of posters using quotes from past CreativeMornings talks. See the full series here. →
Seth Godin (NYC) At our New York chapter, Seth Godin speaks about a few things we have backwards when it comes to getting the work we want.

When I have kids I will require them to fail at at least one thing every day which will be discussed at the dinner table. FAIL will not  be a bad word in my household.

creativemornings:

We collaborated with the folks at Shutterstock and illustrator Zach Higgins to create a series of posters using quotes from past CreativeMornings talks. See the full series here. →

Seth Godin (NYC)
At our New York chapter, Seth Godin speaks about a few things we have backwards when it comes to getting the work we want.

Hey Pinterest, all I want for xmas are these updates!

Hi, Pinterest!!! I’m an avid Pinterest user (sometimes abuser) but this year I’ve been sooo good! I’ve made several projects from my DIY boards and I’ve even utilized you to get organized in my career (about to graduate from MBA.) So, since I’ve been so good I wonder if you would kindly grant me three wishes. They’re just three suggestions pleads on improvements that would make my Pinterest experience sooo much more useful :D

1. I wish I could have separate notifications for comments, new followers and repins. Honestly, I don’t care that much about who repins me. I care a little more about new followers but I care significantly more about comments left on my pins. Comments are really important!

2. I wish I could favorite some accounts. There are a few accounts that are very important to me and I wish I could somehow separate them from the rest…which takes me to my next request…

3. I wish I could separate the pins on my homepage by accounts. Once you follow so many accounts, your homepage just becomes a muddy mix of food, fitness, DIYs, and quotes… and I’m not always in the mood to look at all these together. I’d love it if I could choose to see pins from only certain accounts.

Please, Pinterest…please! I promise to be a much more productive Pinterester next year!

Merry Xmas!

Elisa Reyes

"Respect yourself enough to walk away from anything that no longer serves you, grows you, or makes you happy."

— Rober Tow

"You have no friends. You have no enemies. You only have teachers."

— Ancient Proverb

(Source: spiritualityintherealworld, via thedapperproject)

"Most of us are so stuck in this notion of how stuff should go that we want to find one of seven stories that matches our narrative. The fact is that most of us are wandering around, scared shitless, wondering what the fuck’s going to happen next. That’s as true when you’re 11 as it is when you’re in your 40s. It’s one reason that people feel very discouraged or disinclined to try new things—they feel like it’s not for them."

Merlin Mann sharing insights into creativity, pursuing your passion, and more (via creativesomething)

#EmbraceVulnerability

(Source: fastcompany)

Websites You Should Know

These are some great resources. Descriptions come from websites.

www.careershift.com

Provides an easy-to-use approach for bringing all parts of the job hunt process together to crack the “hidden job Market” and for managing the job hunt all in one place. You can search and store jobs from all of the major job boards, company websites, newspapers and anywhere else a job is posted on the internet. 

http://careerinsider.vault.com

Vault.com provides in-depth intelligence on what it’s really like to work in an industry, company or profession - and how to position yourself to land that job.

You can review potential employers, find a school, prepare for an interview, get resume help and more

www.wetfeet.com

Profiles companies, careers, industries, and cities and has a vast library of career-advice articles providing you a unique perspective on how to find the right career, industry, company, and job.

www.careertv.com

The world’s most visited career video website. It provides job seekers with free, personalized career profiles, career coaching, career-related videos, salary reports, and career news.

www.uniworlddbp.com

With Uniworld, you’ll find contact information for headquarters, branches, subsidiaries, and affiliates of multinational firms. Through two directories, unravel the maze of “who operates where” and “who owns whom” regardless of whether you’re sourcing, building your business, selling, tracking competitors, or seeking international employment.

www.jobsearchintelligence.com - salary calculator

The Salary Calculator program will ask you for information relating to your education, employment history, and other factors, to create the most accurate compensation and employment guidance available. 

www.findthedata.org

Think like a business expert. Whether you’re researching salaries by city and job or reviewing labor unions for a college paper, we’ve gathered the best information and built smart research tools to help you find the data you need. It’s the ultimate economic research hub.

www.onetcenter.org

The nation’s primary source of occupational information. Use this site to download the O*NET database, career exploration tools, job analysis questionnaires, employer guides, and technical reports.

"…the most difficult definition to break free from, I told the students, is self-definition."

Sometimes The Tough Teen Is Quietly Writing Stories by Matt De La Peña

"[creative people] contain contradictory extremes; instead of being an individual, each of them is a multitude."

Why Creative People Sometimes Make No Sense blog post, by Matthew Schuler.

Tags: creativity

stanfordbusiness:

The only sustainable competitive advantage you have over other companies is your people, shared Anheuser-Busch InBev CEO Carlos Brito at yesterday’s Stanford GSB View From The Top Series talk. Read more of Brito’s insights on how to develop and retain great people: http://stnfd.biz/qDIX9


AMEN!

stanfordbusiness:

The only sustainable competitive advantage you have over other companies is your people, shared Anheuser-Busch InBev CEO Carlos Brito at yesterday’s Stanford GSB View From The Top Series talk. Read more of Brito’s insights on how to develop and retain great people: http://stnfd.biz/qDIX9

AMEN!