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Tweet Interesting piece from CNN on multiple jobs. Interestingly the hospital clown clearly enjoys his work but the over riding ‘feel’ to the piece is that having more than one job is very stressful and that most people would not choose this as a workstyle if they could get a ‘proper job’. We of course […]

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Tweet This is the title of a great posting from Marianne Cantwell and if you do not look at her blog you should. Marianne wrote a short piece for us for our book and she has given us permission to reproduce an edited version of this posting. I especially just love her comment that, ‘I’ve […]

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Tweet This is the title of a fascinating article on CNNMoney.com which, in effect, is making similar points to those being discussed increasingly in the UK. Employers are sometimes the last to see the pluses of having a much more flexible work force which would also include these strange people called portfolio workers. In 2005, […]

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Tweet In our book we emphasise the importance of knowing your values and your motivated skills. These are both of course related to meaning and I was fascinated to come across this 1972 clip of Victor Frankl with a barnstorming display on why the search for meaning is central to each of us.

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Tweet The topic of portfolio careers continues to attract attention. There is a new article by Helen Kaut which highlights the issues involved. What we have noticed is that the term ‘portfolio careers’ in now largely the accepted term to be used in the UK and increasingly in the US. We are particularly pleased about […]

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Tweet You know how much we rate many of Hugh’s cartoons which is why we were so delighted when he contributed a dozen or so to our book. Every now and then he comes up with one which absolutely lends itself to the notion of portfolio careers and says a great deal about the kind […]

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Tweet I met up with Greg Mulholland MP yesterday at the Houses of Parliament as he had expressed interest in the idea of portfolio careers and did attend our London book launch in November. There has been some controversy relating to MP’s having second and third jobs so I was interested in getting at least […]

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