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Love Your Work, Or Sing The Dinosaur Blues
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timryan67
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8/8/2013 | 7:44:18 PM
re: Love Your Work, Or Sing The Dinosaur Blues
Completely agree anon7845706333! This is a great post and reflects on what for many may be a frightening quest for happiness. It's not easy but possible if one is willing to take some risks, let go of their fears, and take the time for self-discovery.

My guest blog post in yesterday's Good.co blog touches on all of this as I attempted to provide some work and happiness advice to GenY'ers. Here's the link if you're curious:

http://www.good.co/blog/2013/0...

Tim Ryan

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anon4139901846
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8/1/2013 | 2:05:12 PM
re: Love Your Work, Or Sing The Dinosaur Blues
Great post Jonathan! I've yet to get tired of #WDS2013 posts...it's incredible how many different perspectives and takeaways can be derived from the same weekend experienced by different people.
anon7845706333
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7/18/2013 | 1:27:37 AM
re: Love Your Work, Or Sing The Dinosaur Blues
Great post Jonathan. When it comes to discussing whether career happiness is possible, it seems like people fall into extremes: either implying that career happiness is impossible or implying that it's easy. I think you struck the perfect balance here: career happiness is possible but it's really hard. For those of us who love work and are constantly striving to make it better, it's great to read such an even handed take on the subject. Thanks!

-Brian
Thomas Claburn
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7/18/2013 | 12:19:29 AM
re: Love Your Work, Or Sing The Dinosaur Blues
Maybe there's something to all that Silicon Valley startup talk that no company should be more than ten (or some other two-digit number) of people.
TerryB
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7/17/2013 | 6:22:59 PM
re: Love Your Work, Or Sing The Dinosaur Blues
That's funny. Back around 2000 the consulting company I worked for went belly up so I started a business to continue to serve the clients I had then. Named it World Domination Software (WDS), inspired by the old Pinky and the Brain cartoon. Who would ever thought there would be another WDS. :-)
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7/17/2013 | 6:13:56 PM
re: Love Your Work, Or Sing The Dinosaur Blues
Yes! Cal was a speaker at WDS last year, he's fantastic. :)
mbrazas
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mbrazas,
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7/17/2013 | 5:47:45 PM
re: Love Your Work, Or Sing The Dinosaur Blues
Johathan,
For another way of looking at this read So Good They Can't Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love by Cal Newport.


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