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Do What You Love and Starve

Wednesday, December 12th, 2007

I came across this article today and it cracked me up, if only because of the title: Do What You Love and Starve

The hefty dose of cynicism aside, he actually makes some good points regarding how to make a career transition to ‘something you like’, although I’m still an optimist that you can do what you love AND eat well.

I’ve been very busy the past few months – I’ve been to New Caledonia, Fiji, LA, Minneapolis and Las Vegas since October and it’s looking to be a hectic start to the new year too. I’m writing travel guides and marketing the honeymoon registry, along with some writing on the side for MSN, thanks to a wonderful introduction from Leif at KillingBatteries a few months ago. These are all things I love and I’m not starving, so I’ll argue Kiplinger’s a little longer 🙂

What I’m Reading: Afghanistan, PINK and Google Advertising

Wednesday, March 21st, 2007

I don’t usually write about what I’m reading, but right now my plate is full of awesome randomness. Since I take the bus to and from work, I am trying to take advantage of this time by reading more.

For fiction, I just finished Kite Runner, which is a fantastic book that weaves in historical events in Afghanistan (the ones pre-2001 that most Amerians don’t read about). Recommended reading if only for the fact it gives an interesting insight into the culture…plus it is a pretty good story.

For magzines, I picked up a subscription to PINK Magazine, which is a women’s mag but has some great profiles, such as this one on Playboy president, Christie Hefner.

For online stuff, Tech Crunch has an interesting analysis on what’s up with Google’s new advertising foray: Digesting Google’s New PPA Advertising Product I don’t agree with everything he says – Linkshare and TradeDoubler and CJ will have to adapt but they will always appeal to some parts of the market – but yet again it shows the steps that Google is taking to control the online world.

Go to Kenya

Wednesday, March 1st, 2006
I was reminded of this great 'advert' for Kenya on the boards.  Make sure you have your volume on. Go to Kenya.

Most Corrupt Countries

Wednesday, February 8th, 2006
Forbes has released a list of the most corrupt countries in the world - Kenya is one of them.  Most are war-torn nations with a history of civil rights abuses.  The heaviest concentrations are in Africa and Central Asia. It's ... [Continue reading this entry]

Nairobi Building Collapse

Monday, January 23rd, 2006
First the 'I was just there' feeling came with Kilimanjaro deaths and now I have it again with the central Nairobi building collapse today. I had commented to a few people about how dodgy the construction process ... [Continue reading this entry]

Nairobi Hit or Miss: Tourist Reviews from Kenya

Monday, January 16th, 2006
Article will be up on BnA later on this week Nairobbery gets a bad rap from travellers who spend the majority of their time in Kenya's largest city trying to get out of it. However, it's not a bad place ... [Continue reading this entry]

Easy Foreign Languages to Learn: Swahili

Monday, December 26th, 2005
As an American with no foreign language skills whatsoever, I’ve found the meager amount of Swahili that I’ve picked up incredibly easy to learn. Many simple conversations are a series of greetings, based upon age and singular or plural forms. ... [Continue reading this entry]

Differences Between Kenya and Tanzania

Monday, December 26th, 2005
In my ignorance, I assumed that I would have a difficult time seeing differences between life in Kenya and Tanzania. However, even with my brief stays in only a few select areas, I’ve noticed some seperation. English skill: In Kenya, ... [Continue reading this entry]

Coca-Cola and the Power of Advertising in Kenya and Tanzania

Monday, December 26th, 2005
In my business classes in college, professors often brought up the power of Coca-Cola around the world. I’ve now witnessed it firsthand in eastern Africa. Things Coke does to make a name for itself: Make it cheaper than water: ... [Continue reading this entry]

Pictures I Wish I Could Have Taken: Kenya to Tanzania Overland

Monday, December 26th, 2005
On the shuttle bus, with things flying by at 60 miles per hour, it’s hard to get your camera out in time to take a picture. However, on a bus going 60 miles per hour, there’s nothing else to ... [Continue reading this entry]