Thursday, June 22, 2017

A Relaxed Job Interview

My clients have found these tips helpful in staying calm, well, calm enough in a job interview. I post all 12 tips as my article today.

Modern Fables: 60 Short-Short Stories Offering Life Lessons

In an attempt to avoid how-to articles' pontification and aridity, I've written over 100 short-short stories that offer life lessons. I've collected my 60 favorites in a book, which has just been published. It's called Modern Fables. HERE is its Amazon link.

One-Hit Wonder: A short-short story about a has-been

As my contribution today, I offer a short-short story about a has-been. At the end, I ask some questions that may be helpful to anyone who feels their best days are behind them.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017


One of life’s bigger decisions is whether to retire. Of course, many factors should be considered. 

As my article today, I offer an an internal dialogue that may help you clarify

The Extra-Mile Inventory

Some people’s priority is balance: work moderately, play moderately. Other people, whether by choice or need, want to go the extra mile. But many of the latter don’t do so. They might not even know what that would entail.

For such people, as my article today, I offer a self-assessment questions may help.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Converting an Internship or Volunteer "Opportunity" into Paid Work

To avoid having to pay, give benefits and legal rights, many employers use interns and volunteers.

Equally sad for job seekers, too few of those no-pay "opportunities" get converted into paid work. Often, it's use up the free labor until they quit, whereupon the employer finds a new freebie. That’s particularly likely in sexy fields, for example, fashion, sports, entertainment, and the environment.

My article today offers ways to boost the chances of converting an internship or volunteer gig into paid work.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Enhance? A short-short story about genetically enhancing intelligence.

A May 22, 2017 New York Times headline reads: “In ‘Enormous Success,’ Scientists Tie 52 Genes to Human Intelligence."
A week later, the Journal of Cellullar Bioechemistry chronicled the enormous progress and potential in gene editing.

Such research suggests that in a decade or two, parents may have the option of having their sperm and eggs genome-edited to ensure their child has high or at least normal intelligence.

As my contribution today, I offer a short-short story that explores one possible implication.

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