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Gamification of Our Careers – Do You Play The Game? LinkedIn Endorsements.

I’ve been thinking about these one-click LinkedIn endorsements lately.  And while it’s lovely to see your names pop-up when you click to endorse me on a match that LinkedIn has suggested in it’s gamification of our careers, I really wonder how many of you use those in hiring decisions. I’ve really been noodling this new…

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Take Pride

One of the main reasons I enjoy Pride in Toronto is that we all have to freedom to go and be whoever we are however we are. We can be thin, fat, young, old, gay, straight, white, brown or even purple. Anything we want.  And people will accept us as we are. But it does…

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Something For Everyone?

Yesterday I received an invite to a University of Waterloo alumni networking event yesterday.  (Pink Ties Rule!) The invite started with listing the following attendees:  President David Johnston;  The Hon. John Milloy, MPP Kitchener Centre and Minister of Training, Colleges & Universities;  the president of the Alumni Council, Bill Watson; and the deans from all six…

An Attractive Day

I’m having an Attractive Day today.  One of those random days when for some reason people are nicer to me.  I’m getting extra attention, bigger smiles, and stopping traffic.  (Seriously, some guy actually was blocking traffic with his car as he craned his neck to stare at me. It was simultaneously amusing and creepy.) Now…

Avoiding Introspection

Avoiding Introspection — Originally uploaded by LexnGer Ger’s thoughts on the benefits of twitter are clear in this note he sent me… a twitter-type note in fact. Hey, I wonder if there is a market for paper-based twitter tools? I’ll bet we could create a demand for paper and pencils if we leveraged the current…

Shiver Me Timbers!

Avast me hearties! Today be Talk Like A Pirate Day.  Drink your grog smartly me beauties! Fer all ye lubbers out thar, here be some helpful pirate talkin’ tips: Double up on all your adjectives and you’ll be bountifully bombastic with your phrasing. Pirates never speak of “a big ship”, they call it a “great,…

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