TechCrunch | 10 Reasons To Quit Your Job Right Now!


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The game is over. That game where they get to hire you for 40 years, pay you far less than you create, and then give you a gold watch, and then you get bored, you get depressed, and you die alone.

It wasn’t that fun of a game anyway.

When I had a corporate job I would wake up depressed. I couldn’t move out of bed. The sun would be coming in. A cat on the fire escape staring at me through the window. Even it was more excited to be alive than me. And, by the way, I had the best job in the world. I interviewed prostitutes for a living at three in the morning.

But they were going to kill me in my cubicle.

In 2009 I asked about 10 Fortune 500 CEOs, “did you just use this crisis as an excuse to fire all the people you were afraid to fire before.” Only one said “of course” instantly. The others had to drink more. But then it was admitted: you’re all dead weight and there’s no loyalty.

We’ve entered the “Choose Yourself” era. The era without middlemen. Without The Other telling you your bonus, your salary, your movie can be made, your book published, your company funded, your life validated. The era where you have to always be planning your escape. Where you create your platforms on twitter, facebook, quora, pinterest, blogging, vlogging, itunes, and wherever else and every day you Create and you Innovate and you Sell for yourself. You Eat what you Kill. And your rewards are commensurate with how sharp your teeth are.

Most people need to begin planning their exit strategy RIGHT NOW: Leer más “TechCrunch | 10 Reasons To Quit Your Job Right Now!”

Peacock mascot’s origin story not a proud moment for NBC

If a network is stinking up the place, aren’t fart jokes completely appropriate for a branding spot? That might not have been what animation studio Nathan Love and NBC Artworks had in mind, but that’s how this little piece of video reads to me. It’s supposed to “explore the origins of the NBC logo,” according to the animation house, with a look at how the peacock got its colors. Instead, it may just convey some viewers’ reaction to The Marriage Ref. (Read: likely to cause intestinal distress).


By T.L. Stanley

If a network is stinking up the place, aren’t fart jokes completely appropriate for a branding spot? That might not have been what animation studio Nathan Love and NBC Artworks had in mind, but that’s how this little piece of video reads to me. It’s supposed to “explore the origins of the NBC logo,” according to the animation house, with a look at how the peacock got its colors. Instead, it may just convey some viewers’ reaction to The Marriage Ref. (Read: likely to cause intestinal distress). Leer más “Peacock mascot’s origin story not a proud moment for NBC”

MSNBC.com Friends Smartphones

Citing readers’ needs for engaging, customized news content, MSNBC.com today (Tuesday) launched a smartphone-optimized version of its site.

The site, which debuted with Hilton Hotels as the launch sponsor, allows iPhone, iPad, Palm Pre and Android-powered devices to view content from MSNBC Digital Network’s many properties. (These include Today, Meet the Press and Dateline.) It is aimed at providing a “brand centric,” “immersion experience” for consumers, said Jeff Maurone, product manager for MSNBC.com.


– Elaine Wong
Citing readers’ needs for engaging, customized news content, MSNBC.com today (Tuesday) launched a smartphone-optimized version of its site.

The site, which debuted with Hilton Hotels as the launch sponsor, allows iPhone, iPad, Palm Pre and Android-powered devices to view content from MSNBC Digital Network’s many properties. (These include Today, Meet the Press and Dateline.) It is aimed at providing a “brand centric,” “immersion experience” for consumers, said Jeff Maurone, product manager for MSNBC.com.

The target audience is consumers who purchase cutting-edge smartphones. “They’re self-selecting into being passionate about content [delivered] via their devices,” said Maurone. Though iPhone users make up a small portion of MSNBC’s mobile audience, they’re also the ones who are engaged and “spending far more time on our site than [someone with] a Nokia or lower-end phone,” Maurone added. Leer más “MSNBC.com Friends Smartphones”