Saturday, April 5, 2008

Why Career Planning Is Time Wasted

I stumbled upon this interesting article arguing that "career planning is time wasted". The reason psychologists give is "miswanting", the concept that humans are bad a predicting what will give them future happiness.

The article recommends ""The best strategy for career planning is this: make your best guess, try it out and don't be surprised if you don't like it".

The Simple Dollar references this article in a blog post, arguing that personal finance trumps career planning, since personal finance will always be needed & relevant in your life, whereas a specific career plan may become irrelevant if you choose or are forced to change careers.

workplace A vs. B players

This USA today article compares the concept of workplace A vs. B players,& that a company needs to respect both types of workers. I'm not sure if I agree with the concept, but it's interesting to know anyways, since many PHBs out there do believe in this A/B concept.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Obama wins TX delegate count

TX finally tallied their delegates from the TX caucus. In the combination of caucus + primary delegates, Obama wins TX 99 - 94.

Somehow I doubt that H Clinton will stop claiming TX as her victory.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Youzhny hits himself in the head with racket

In a Lupe Fiasco-like self-ethering "Fiasco", Russian Top 20 tennis player Mikhail Youzhny hits himself in the forehead with his racket hard, causing bleeding & injury timeout, during the current Miami masters tourney. WTF. Youzhny still won the match.

article - How To Do What You Love

Career advice in article "How To Do What You Love".


iTulip is a bearish website, commentating on asset bubbles. It claims to have called the IT/internet retail bubble in 1999, & the housing bubble in 2002, "EARLY" (c) Freeway

Job Market 2009

hilarious yet said sketch clip, "a lot of truth is said in jest" here.

The way shyt is going, I wouldn't be surprised if in the next 5-10 years a decent amount of Americans started applying for visas & jobs in other countries, at least in certain occupations.

Bright Future Jobs

Bright Future Jobs is a pro American citizen/permanent resident worker lobby, focusing on IT & other American workers whose employment/occupations have been hurt substantially by the H1-B visa program.

If I resorted to 3rd grade insults like some "on the other side of this issue", I would declare that those who don't support this are "anti-American citizen & permanent residents", kinda like how some of them declare anti H1-B folks to be "anti-immigrant".

immigration, the job market, & economic prospects for the average working person (white collar or blue collar), are complex urgent issues that do not get discussed in a meaningful productive way in the lamestream media.