For my usual guest-post this week, I’m going to be focusing on several items of interest, mostly to generate some conversation, engage in a little self-promotion, and hopefully, provide some online reading pleasure.
And to paraphrase Jackie Gleason, away we go!
- As part of my Chicago Net Tuesday organizing duties, I’m often asked to participate and/or present at a conference. I’ll be presenting at Chicago COUNTS, a great conference for small and medium sized non-profits to learn about tech tools (and for tech-minded people to learn about social good). It’s very low-cost to get in ($25 until 05/31), and you’ll get quite a bit out of it. It’s June 9th at Columbia College, and you’re more than welcome to RSVP at http://chicagocounts2012.eventbrite.com/
- One of the more interesting – and controversial – things I’ve read has come from the blog of Joey DeVilla, a Canadian blogger also known as “the Accordion Guy”. He recently posted about a talk about job creation that was pulled from TED. It’s well worth checking out.
- My good friends Charlie (from Comic Related) and Ginny co-host a podcast called The Charlie Tonic Hour. On one of their most recent podcasts, they had a really great conversation about the changing face of work that is well worth a listen. (Conversation begins approximately at the 23:00 minute mark)
- One of my favorite business/leadership bloggers is Terry Starbucker, and part of why I enjoy his writing is that he’s more than willing to “buck” traditional wisdom. One of his recent posts about leadership qualities is a must-read, in my opinion. Please check it out.
- We can always do with some great reminders about the basics when it comes to job stalking, both in terms of business etiquette as well as avoiding scams and taking unnecessary risks.
- Finally, if you’re looking to learn a little something extra, or want to get out in the Wicker Park area in June, please consider checking out Learnapalooza, an all-day learning and teaching fest. I’ll be teaching two sessions – Sherlock Holmes and Social Media as well as Doctor Who 101 (as part of the Chicago Doctor Who Meetup Group). For more details (and for information on registration), please visit http://www.learnapaloozachi.com.
Thanks for reading!