The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi is a near-future story set in the American Southwest where states and cities battle each other for pieces of the Colorado River. In this realistic future the “water knife” is the black op professional who makes sure sumptuous arcologies can bloom in the desert, so the rich can drink, while … Continue reading Book Review: The Water Knife
Stop Looking for Perfect When we are young, we dream of what our lives will become. We see our careers as a straight line on progressive advancement with each job complete with a boss who nurtures our potential and co-workers who both recognize and respect our talents. We see a spouse and a couple of … Continue reading Stop Looking for Perfect
What does a daily ritual for jobseekers look like? Earlier this year I talked at length about why’d you’d want to create a daily ritual, but I did not spell out exactly what one would look like. Hopefully I have convinced you of the former as I am about to deliver the latter. Here are … Continue reading What does a daily ritual for jobseekers look like?
It's a tired and old cliche that everyone hates Mondays. No one particularly likes when that alarm goes off after a couple days of being able to sleep in. No one loves their commute to work. And most people would rather be fishing, on a beach, playing tennis or just on the couch with Netflix … Continue reading Making the Most of Mondays
Everyone makes mistakes. It is part of being human. Sometime they are simple, small and relatively inconsequential. Other times they are big and fairly monumental. We make them when we are young, and despite the acquired wisdom of age, we make them when we are old. Regardless, your mistakes do not define who you are; … Continue reading Your Mistakes Do Not Define You