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Tweet Dan Pink in a recent TED talk refers to taking a Sagmeister. This is an expression taken from the inspirational designers own recent TED talk in which he says that he takes a year of his retirement NOW. Every 7 years he takes a year out. Returning from a sabbatical in Indonesia back in […]

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Tweet The annual study from Robert Half International and CareerBuilder provides a preview of what they see as the post recession scenario for jobs. In the next 12 months, more than half of employers polled plan to hire full-time employees, four in 10 will hire contract, temporary or project workers, and four in 10 will […]

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Tweet We are delighted to have Hannah Morgan as our guest blogger again. Her recipe here should be meat and drink to all portfolio workers: This recipe calls for large quantities of self awareness, self discipline and self confidence. It will serve as many people as you want it to. Pre-heat oven. Prepare surface by […]

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Tweet Portfolio workers usually spend more time than more traditional workers in looking at alternative jobs and careers because they enjoy change and challenges. You might therefore be interested in looking at an article which describes what people in the US are now predicting as the ‘hot’ jobs for the next 20 years.

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Tweet There is an excellent article in todays Guardian by Stuart Jeffries in which he quotes various writers and commentators on what they think is happening to our concept of work. It is interesting of course to us to see ‘portfolio careers’ as an example of what workers are now interested in exploring and also […]

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Tweet Hugh, as ever has his take on portfolio careers: In my last blog post, an interview with Chris Anderson, Editor-in-Chief of Wired Magazine, Chris had a brilliant thought: "If ever these was a time to be overextended, this is it." I agree with him completely. I know what it means to be over-extended all […]

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Finding Focus?

by Katie Ledger on August 6, 2009 · 1 comment

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Tweet Do you have problems finding focus in your work? Some provoking thoughts  from Hannah Morgan. Focus can be short, clumps of time, when you work exclusively on one project, idea, campaign, target.  This prevents the need to switch back and forth between different and frequently unrelated thoughts. Certainly a challenge for me – as […]

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Tweet I read an interesting article this morning from the Times Online which in essence talks about people living on the Isle of Lewis having portfolio lives and blending work and life. This reminded me of quotation from Hugh MacLoud that we use in our new book in which he describes his families traditional life […]

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Tweet  Can we really learn to be happy?  "We need to move away from the concept of trying to fill our days with frequent pleasurable moments and fewer negative moments," explains Todd Kashdan, a professor of positive psychology at George Mason University and author of Curious? Discover the Missing Ingredient to a Fulfilling Life. "What […]

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fulfilment

by Katie Ledger on July 15, 2009 · 0 comments

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Tweet as Penelope Trunk says  “A portfolio career is not the same thing as holding down three bad jobs and wishing you could figure out what to do with yourself. Rather, it is a scheme you pursue purposefully and positively, as a way to achieve financial or personal goals or a mixture of both. This […]

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