Looking Back on Oxygen

Looking Back on Oxygen: I had no idea what I had gotten myself into or that the woman at the podium that night, Gerry Laybourne, would one day be a friend and personal inspiration to me.[It is amazing, and a credit to Gerry and the company she built, the folks who have stayed with the company, that so many have this to say about Gerry. I’ve barely met her, and she may barely know my name at this point, but I completely understand why people feel this way about her, and vice versa. A singularly incredible group of people.]
Source: Luke Melia

The first rule of career planning

Do not plan your career:
“The world is an incredibly complex place and everything is changing all the time. You can’t plan your career because you have no idea what’s going to happen in the future. You have no idea what industries you’ll enter, what companies you’ll work for, what roles you’ll have, where you’ll live, or what you will ultimately contribute to the world. You’ll change, industries will change, the world will change, and you can’t possibly predict any of it. Trying to plan your career is an exercise in futility that will only serve to frustrate you, and to blind you to the really significant opportunities that life will throw your way. Career planning = career limiting. The sooner you come to grips with that, the better.” [Nice.]
Source: Blog.PMarca.Com