Book Review: Taking the Work out of Networking

As we gear up for next week’s networking meetup in San Francisco (am trying out the name Community Connection Events – would love to know your thoughts!) I thought I would share three tips from Karen Wickre’s excellent book. THREE THINGS for you to do at a networking event: Find common ground quickly. If you …

Book review: Designing Your Life

In their book, Designing Your Life, Bill Burnett and Dave Evans bring “design thinking” to the “wicked problems” of career and life design. Reading the book, I was struck by the parallels between design thinking as defined and explored here and the ways that linguists approach problems, and specifically, how we approach bringing linguistics to …

Should I stay or should I go? Either way, community is key

Lots that’s great about this book, not least of which that it was written at the same writer’s retreat that I attend (and that included among the list of possible careers is “writing retreat host in rural, VA!”). I really love that the book is designed to be read over five lunch hours – a …

Book review – Outliers

Now that I have finally gotten around to reading Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers, I see why people have been telling me for years that I should read the thing! The book examines story structure, interrogating our ingrained ways of telling and hearing stories about success (and also failure). The big message: what we take to be …

Call for Applications: 2019 RWJF Culture of Health Prize

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS PRIZE COMPETITION Call for Applications: 2019 RWJF Culture of Health Prize Application Deadline: November 01, 2018, 3:00 p.m. ET PURPOSE: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Culture of Health Prize (the Prize) recognizes communities that have come together around a commitment to health, opportunity, and equity through collaboration and inclusion, especially with historically marginalized …

Book Review: What Color is Your Parachute 2018

Every year, a new edition of What Color is Your Parachute? is published, and every summer, I re-read the book and am inspired an reinvigorated anew.  Additionally, something different jumps out at me every time I make my way through. This year it is  “The Remedy” section, the solutions presented to job-hunters in facing the …