Wednesday, February 29, 2012
- PaperMate Profile ballpoint pens. [I buy them by the box. Marvelous product.]
- Legal pads. [Yellow. White. Doesn't matter. Can't have too many.]
- Moleskine tablets. [For saving lengthy ideas when on the run.]
- Index cards. [For keeping on track and many other tasks. Is there anything they can't do?]
- Flip charts. [If I can't see it, I can't see it.]
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
rate in America.
ABBOTT: Good "subject". Terrible "times". It's about 9%.
COSTELLO: That many people are out of work?
ABBOTT: No, that's 16%.
COSTELLO: You just said 9%.
ABBOTT: 9% Unemployed.
COSTELLO: Right 9% out of work.
ABBOTT: No, that's 16%.
COSTELLO: Okay, so it's 16% unemployed.
ABBOTT: No, that's 9%...
COSTELLO: WAIT A MINUTE. Is it 9% or 16%?
ABBOTT: 9% are unemployed. 16% are out of work.
Monday, February 27, 2012
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Friday, February 24, 2012
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Monday, February 20, 2012
I ran my little shop the best way I knew how and I tried to make sure we were always clear what the mission was and how we were doing. And I wanted everyone who worked for me to leave with skills and experience that would make them better people.
Beyond that, my "style" was really my values. Work hard. Do good things. Try stuff. Take care of each other.
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Friday, February 17, 2012
- Sign on front door of hunter's isolated cabin in western United States
Meanwhile, in the store's security office two teenagers who have been apprehended for shop-lifting stand forlornly. But have they really committed a worse crime than the likes of Jayne, Dorothy or Natasha?
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
- Performing your current job very well.
- Letting others know how well you perform your job.
- Having a detailed knowledge of the selection process.
- Flawlessly preparing all of the appropriate application materials.
- Not making unnecessary enemies.
- Knowing who will make the final decision.
- Knowing your likely competitors and how they compare to you.
- Knowing how the incumbent has been regarded.
- Knowing what the decision maker wants maintained.
- Knowing what the decision maker wants changed.
- Having a well-placed friend or two prepared to put in a discreet word for you.
- Being ready to handle the job.
- Looking and acting the part.
- Preparing for the interview.
- Undergoing a mock interview.
- Knowing your weaknesses and strengths.
- Knowing why you want the job.
- Getting your thoughts organized and yourself in the proper frame of mind.
- Avoiding overstatements.
- Having a concise statement of what you can do for them and why they should hire you.
- Wanting it without wanting it too much.