4 Keys to Succeeding in a Virtual Work Environment (We’re Hiring!)

4 Keys to Succeeding in a Virtual Work Environment (We're Hiring!)

These days, virtual work environments are becoming more and more commonplace. But how do you work in such an unconventional environment? It’s not as easy as you might think.

I’ve worked from home for over 10 years, the first seven of which were for somebody else and the past three have been for myself.

During that decade, I’ve learned a ton of lessons, many of which were acquired through the painful crucible of failure.

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071: Making Magic is Less Complicated Than You Think: Interview with Lee Cockerell [Podcast]

071: Making Magic is Less Complicated Than You Think: Interview with Lee Cockerell

Disney theme parks are filled with magical moments. You can see it in the faces of every kid and kid at heart. The secret making Disney magic is simple.

Disney creates wonder for millions of visitors and they make it look easy. It all comes back to people. By hiring the right people, Disney establishes a strong foundation of talented, passionate people to deliver a signature experience for park visitors.

But a slow, intentional hiring process is only the beginning.

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The Day After Christmas: A Lament

The Day After Christmas

The day after Christmas is cold. Bitterly cold. And unseasonably cruel. It haunts you like an apparition that never comes.

It teases: Next year will be better.

It lies: If you had only gotten what you wanted.

The crumpled paper and candy wrappers litter the floor like confetti. The living room looks like a circus. If you’re honest, it kind of was.

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How Breaking Bad Taught Us to Be Good

Breaking Bad

This past Sunday was a bitter moment for me and my fellow Breaking Bad addicts. We bade farewell to our favorite bad guy.

(Spoiler alert: This post contains a few spoilers from the season finale of the show and reveals what I’ve been doing with my free time for the past six months.)

The series finale came and went, and we all watched with bated breath as Walter White met his bitter end. It’ll be difficult to find a replacement for late-night compulsive TV-watching, but I’ll do my best.

Actually, I don’t like watching TV. I’d much rather read a book or work on a writing project. But after the first episode of Bad, I was hooked.

So what was it about this show that captivated so many?

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Remembering Maurice Sendak

Maurice Sendak

American illustrator and author Maurice Sendak died this week. His book, Where the Wild Things Are, was a favorite of mine from childhood and remains so today.

After watching this brief interview with Sendak (via David Dark), I now understand why.

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