The Guardian typically publishes articles with a strong anti-capitalist bent, from calling for the nationalization of Greyhound coaches to claiming that capitalism is “killing the planet.” So it was a pleasant surprise to see a Guardian headline highlighting one of capitalism’s many great benefits, perhaps unintentionally.
Imagine a Cinderella story that’s about something deeper than just a girl being swept off to become a princess. Ella Enchanted, a 2004 film starring Anne Hathaway, is exactly that: a fun film set in a medieval-style kingdom with fairies and elves that demonstrates the importance of freedom.
There are many rules and principles that use numbers and ratios. By “the 70/30” principle, I mean that you don’t need to have 100 percent mastery in every aspect of a project to do it well. If a client says, “Can you do X?,” you can readily say yes if you know how to do at least 70 percent of what they’re asking for.
America was built by energetic, industrious people—honest, competent, persistent creators who triumphed over the harsh conditions of this new world. Such underappreciated heroes are celebrated in the novelette Calumet “K” (1901), by Samuel Merwin and Henry Kitchell Webster.
Many career coaches and professionals have a lot of different things to say about how you should build and deliver your elevator pitch, which is basically a brief sales pitch that you can deliver during an elevator ride with a potential client.
Do you ever feel conflicted over what career path to pursue? Do you have multiple passions or interests you’d like to work into your life? For many years, I faced this dilemma, until I took up writing.
When was the last time you read a book and discussed it in detail with others? Reading can be enormously valuable, giving you new ideas, perspectives, and information, but discussing what you read with others who are reading the same material can greatly enhance the rewards.