A guy is walking down the street when he falls into a hole. The walls are so steep he can’t get out. He is down there for a while when a minister walks by. The guy says, “Hey, Reverend, can you help me”? The minister writes a prayer on a piece of paper, drops it in the hole and moves on. Later, a doctor walks by. Our guy says, “Hey, doc, can you help me?” The doctor writes a prescription.... Continue reading

Linking and Stuff

Job search networking is now a three legged stool. • Transition groups • Personal contacts • Linkedin® The first two are where you find people. The third is where people find you. When I first looked at Linkedin®, I didn’t know whether to scratch my watch or wind my butt. I looked at friends’ profiles. I read a book. I went to free seminars. I knew where I wanted to be, I just didn’t... Continue reading


You are a 19 year old kid. You are in the Ia Drang Valley, Vietnam. It is November 14, 1965 and you are dying. Your infantry unit is outnumbered 8 – 1, and the enemy fire is so intense from 100 yards that your own Infantry Commander has ordered the Medi-Vac helicopters to stop coming in. You’re lying there, listening to the enemy machine guns, and you know you’re not getting out.... Continue reading