On "Can You Conference Me In?"

@Meaghano You know I'm picturing this scene literally, or at least "literally" in the cartoon sense. "I don't believe in memoir!" Runs off, hands in the air, dust cloud.

Posted on August 29, 2014 at 1:22 pm 0

On "Can You Conference Me In?"

I did a piece for The Magazine earlier this month that was all about using conventions to push your career to the next level. So if you'd like 1,500 additional words on this topic, you can search for "Less Conventional." :)

Posted on August 29, 2014 at 12:37 pm 0

On The Billfold Book Club: David Allen's 'Getting Things Done'

@aetataureate and EVERYBODY: I'll create an open post next week for us to discuss Billfold Book Club fiction suggestions (and/or BBC miniseries, it should be no coincidence that Billfold Book Club also initializes to BBC).

Posted on August 28, 2014 at 6:17 pm 0

On The Billfold Book Club: David Allen's 'Getting Things Done'

@Marille I love the Bleak House miniseries. And it has so much to say about money... ;)

Posted on August 28, 2014 at 6:11 pm 0

On The Billfold Book Club: David Allen's 'Getting Things Done'

@aetataureate I really like this idea. My first thought is "let's read BLEAK HOUSE" but I don't want to make y'all slog through that.

Posted on August 28, 2014 at 4:43 pm 0

On When Restaurant Workers Can't Afford to Eat

I think it really depends on the type of restaurant and the place where it's located. Growing up in rural Missouri, there were certainly people well into middle age who had made a career out of serving at hometown restaurants, and the economy, social contract, and cost of living were all set up to support that. And then you get out of that system and into the one where they're looking for the youngest, hottest servers and expect huge turnover because they're not actually trying to provide a life for these employees.

Posted on August 28, 2014 at 4:17 pm 1

On The Billfold Book Club: David Allen's 'Getting Things Done'

@sea ermine That is the ultimate problem with every single productivity system.

Posted on August 28, 2014 at 4:08 pm 0

On The Billfold Book Club: David Allen's 'Getting Things Done'

@Christy When I attended a GTD Managing Workflow seminar, I learned that a lot of people do "something like" GTD. Very few people (including me) do every single part of the system. Nearly everyone does the list-making part and the Weekly Review.

Posted on August 28, 2014 at 4:07 pm 0

On The Billfold Book Club: David Allen's 'Getting Things Done'

@nnlsbin I use Basecamp's free option. I used to use MS Excel.

Posted on August 28, 2014 at 4:06 pm 0

On Even Reese Witherspoon Has Impostor Syndrome

I am so excited to see Wild. Loved the book. And I totally get where Reese Witherspoon is coming from re: "every three months I have to do an entirely new thing," because every movie is about someone who knows kung fu or ballroom dancing or whatever.

Posted on August 28, 2014 at 12:04 pm 0