Tag Archives: stand out


Two Cities

Once you make the decision to follow your internal guidance or your heart or your karma, there is no turning back. So, you think you can stand out? Yes, you can, but it may be more difficult than you can imagine.

The New Normal?

A Harvard Business Review commentary this week suggests a big shift has happened in the world of work that you need to know about.

One Year Anniversary of Stand Out Column

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.

Birthday Commentary

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.

Having a Sally Field Moment

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.

Danger in Do It Yourself Business Websites

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.

Stand Out for Positive Reasons

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.

Kubrick Warned Us, But We Did Not Believe Him

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.

Create Your Own Reality

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.

Fading Desirability of Washington, DC

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.