So what are the main things that you learned/took away from this carnival?
Remember I said that I read the entries “carefully”.
What I did was create that OPML of the participant’s blogs, pushed into a Google Reader, and read, not only their entry, but everything that the reader would show me from their blog.
So, what I learned from the carnival that there were 13 people that I never knew before that I could learn from. (I was already reading Slim’s Escape from Cubicle Nation!)
The long term benefit of the carnival is the new sources of DIKW that I have now “gathered”.
Here’s some detailed observations that I “collected” as well!
=== BEGIN OBSERVATIONS ===
So many great blog posts from a lot of folks I had not known of in the past.
FJR> Hmmm, people will give you their best thinking if you ask!
Someone once said that “nothing focuses one’s mind more than the sound of bullets whizzing past.” Anyone who has been laid off can tap into this energy, if they try to. The key is doing it methodically.
FJR> Methodically! I need more and better meth!
Exploring the Candidate Bill of Rights
FJR> Unthinkable! Candidate’s rights?
Thinking back over the experience, I asked myself how Nate had created such a perfect buying experience for us. His questions were the key. Through his questions, he found our exact need, then provided a great solution for the need.
FJR> Steal this concept!
Entrepreneurship and generating passive income through blogs, products, speaking, consulting.
FJR> Either next, or the one after that. (Before WalMart greeter!)
I can see now that he was right – because I never regained my interest or focus, and that potential is no longer a part of my life.
FJR> Decisions cut off other avenues. “Choose wisely”
Pick a strategy, tweak it here and there, and you’ll have better success than aimlessly bouncing the ball around.
FJR> Don’t have one? I need my next two strategies, Now!
Before writing your essays draft a few thoughts on paper for each question.
FJR> If I’d have done that, maybe I’d have won Jason’s car. Or produced a better essay.
Your best shot at fast employment is still your current employer.
FJR> Disagree. You’re damaged goods! But, suck everything dry before it happens!
There’s almost always a reason why they haven’t been as visible. This is a great opportunity to find out why.
FJR> I try an age my contacts, but I could should, must do, better.
My skills are not as current as I’d like them to be.
FJR> Me2; so what do I do!?!
Play up how your skill sets and abilities are exactly what the company needs in order to maximize, optimize, advantagize (is that a word?).
FJR> Need 2 advantagize!
Always insist on obtaining either verbally and/or in writing his/her response and commitment to the job offer.
FJR> Make them pay for it!
The First Sunday of every month, I have a meeting with my mythical team of me, myself, and I. We discuss the implications of “the only paycheck you’re assured of is the one that is in the bank”.
FJR> My best idea!
FJR> But I’m a lazy ITSJ!
ALWAYS be thankful (very thankful!) to anyone
FJR> Even BEFORE they help!
Always know the 2 things you want to learn each quarter.
FJR> Great Idea!
Contextual Authority Tagging is the use of folksonomy to discover and define cognitive authority through reputation within communities of users.
FJR> Wow, how can I exploit that insight?
Morgan Fairchild Marketing is composed of Reach, Frequency and Awareness.
FJR> And knock out beauty. How as a FOWG can I overcome that?
=== END OBSERVATIONS ===