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A Harvard Business Review commentary this week suggests a big shift has happened in the world of work that you need to know about.
This week is the anniversary of the start of my online column entitled “Stand Out” here on Ned’s Job of the Week website. I want to thank all my loyal followers! Let’s take a quick look back at a terrific year.
A few months ago I updated my commentary entitled “Should I Stay or Should I Go” — a title from that song from the 1980s by the English punk rock group The Clash. Here is update on the occasion of my birthday, June 29, about how to stand out.
When Sally Field won her second Academy Award for Best Actress in 1985, she accepted her Oscar with the famous words, “…you like me, right now, you like me!” Every person’s career should include not just one of those Sally Field moments, but several. The best goal to shoot for nowadays is to stand out and be the kind of professional who is desired and wanted across an entire lifetime of career transitions.
You want to stand out and save money, so you decide that a Do It Yourself Business Website is the way to go. Stop! You may be making a terrible decision if you go with a Do It Yourself Business Website.
People should not need to be told that success in life will be possible only if you stand out for positive reasons. But, here goes anyway.
American film director Stanley Kubrick (1928-1999) created unforgettable and challenging ideas in his storytelling such as the recurring theme that technology is a curse for mankind rather than a blessing. Kurbrick warned us, be we did not believe him. Just 14 years after Kubrick passed, technology is taking away jobs that we humans will likely never regain. This is not science fiction. This is real.
Throughout Western culture in literature, song, movies and other artifacts there is a common meaning to be found: Each person has the capability of creating their own reality. Tapping into this ancient wisdom can save your life and reinvent who you are.
There are many fine places in our country to choose to live and work if you want to stand out. The Washington, DC area does not happen to be one of those places.
American society in 2013 seems to have difficulties separating what is fake from what is real. Just look at the number of those so-called reality shows on television and you will know exactly what I mean. How any one us can hope to stand out from others is deeply affected by this American cultural context.