Over the last few years, I have used my blog as therapy. To those of you who are reading this: what follows is a post that has been sitting in my draft posts since Aug 2011. At the time it felt too raw to actually publish, and I filed it away in my mind. Given the events of a couple of weeks ago, maybe this is relevant. Sometimes, IT happens. Lets keep those effected by the events in Boston and Texas I our thoughts and prayers.
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There is plenty of talk in the news about Tim Tebow. The Jacksonville local paper, the Florida Times-Union, usually has an article once a week some how relating to Tebow. Tebow is certainly a popular player with Florida Gator fans and fans who admire his religous convictions. Friday’s issue of the Florida Times-Union contained two such articles. The article on the front page was about Tim being named a Great Floridian. I am not sure what a Great Floridian is or why he got the honor, but it must be an important honor to be covered on the front page. The second article, about Tim’s employment with the NY Jets, had a quote that prompted me to think of Tebow in a different light.
One of my good friends, Jeff Dunn, is looking for his next opportunity. After talking to Jeff about what was next, I thought back to several posts I wrote about branding yourself. While the concept of branding yourself seems to be out of vogue right now, I believe you need to still consider how you expose your personality in social media. Don’t wait until you are in a job search. Start now. A good place to start is Kyle Lacy’s book, Branding Yourself. It’s an easy read and still relevant. I got a lot of good ideas from the book, and hopefully you will too. Here are my retreaded blog posts.
I was on my way back to the US from Bangalore, and there is a sentence that keeps banging around in my head. The sentence is as follows: “An idiot with a tool is still an idiot!” If someone else has already been quoted on this, I will gladly give them credit.
I have spoken about excellence a couple of times over the last year. (click here and here). Technical excellence should be a requirement for development organizations. Seems simple enough. Pretty straight forward. After all, we are in the business of developing software, aren’t we?
Given the struggles I had in English at Ball State, I never thought I would say this. I miss writing. It has been a while since I wrote a post, so I am not sure anybody will see this one. It’s ok if there isn’t anybody out there. Since joining Fidelity National Financial (FNF), I have been sporadic at best getting anything posted. The challenge for me is not writing, but what to write about that won’t reflect on FNF. Working for FNF, most of the good/bad experiences that motivate me to write occur in the corporate environment. As a manager in the company, that puts me in a hard spot. How do I offer opinions and share examples?