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Category Archives: Career Focus

The beauty in complaining

My head buzzes when I am around people who start to complain too much. It’s like an electric current goes through my head, starts building, and then my frazzled mind-space begins to implode under all of the pressure. I like solving problems, and can be known to interrupt or interject with “Yeah, sure, okay, but — howKeep Reading

Making money as a creative entrepreneur: how I make money, where I spend my time, and what I’ve learned from launching my own ventures.

When I was four weeks old, my mother and father took our then-family-of-four from Germany to Idaho Falls, little baby and tiny toddler in tow. We were standing around in the living room, as my mother recalls (to be be fair, I can’t recall and I certainly wasn’t standing—more likely drooling), talking about the insaneKeep Reading

Stop With The Bull Shit: Calling BS On “Corporate,” Life, Relationships, Careers.

I met Shane Mac two years ago via Twitter, when serendipitously we both remarked on the strange olfactory sensations of shopping malls (we commented wryly about the stench pouring from Abercrombie and Fitch stores)–and followed it up with a beer (maybe several beers, in fact) in San Francisco. He was one of my first twitter-to-real-life friends, andKeep ReadingKeep Reading

The only constant is change.

“You don’t get better by staying the same.” You get better by doing something different. By trying new things. By pushing out of your comfort zone. You don’t become the best by doing what everyone else is doing. You do it better. You think of completely new things and you try them anyways. You keepKeep Reading

Systems Need to Change: The Future of Work, College, Education–and the Future of YOU?

What is the future of work? How about the future of education? Across the news, education reform and the way we learn seem to be undergoing a slow overhaul–or it still desperately needs one.  The future of work is constantly shifting as we untangle ourselves from the traces of our industrial past and figure outKeep Reading

What Your Job Is Not.

What is your job? Or, more importantly, what is your job not? One evening, late on a Friday night, I asked myself what I was accomplishing, and what I was achieving. Who am I working for? What’s the bigger picture? How am I making this happen?  Sometimes, to figure out what to do, you haveKeep Reading

Steph Nelson: Planning, Monterey Bay, and Work-Life-Location Balance

Steph Nelson, a City + Regional Planning graduate from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Design, works with the Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments in Monterey, CA.  Located an hour and a half south of San Francisco, Steph talks about accepting a fabulous job in Transportation and Regional Planning while  balancing work with herKeep Reading

Neal Mueller: On Tangible Goals & Personal Vision

(homepage logo from Neal Mueller, climber extraordinaire and Wharton MBA graduate, is about to start a new job at VMWare in Palo Alto, CA. In this interview, we talk about the importance of tangible goals, creating an identity and vision for yourself, and key insights on being successful in the working world today. NealKeep Reading

Johanna Lelke: on Chiropractic Medicine, starting your own practice, and perseverance

This interview delves into the world of Chiropractic Medicine with Johanna Lelke, DC, of Innersport Chiropractic in Berkeley, CA. Johanna earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. While contemplating an advanced medical degree, she learned about chiropractic medicine and “took the plunge” in starting and creating her own practiceKeep Reading

Carlos Almendárez: Project Director, Bay Area Community Resources

Carlos Almendárez, a 2003 graduate of UC Berkeley, is the Project Director for Bay Area Community Resources (BACR). He oversees 12 after-school programs for San Francisco Unified School District. His passion for sports, education, community involvement, and work-life balance led him to a job that he loves – working with students, people, and sports. InKeep Reading

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