Posts Tagged with "scanners"

Innovation Happens at the Intersections

Thursday, October 6, 2011

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Innovation Happens at the Intersections

I think I've summed up my entire philosophy in one Venn diagram. Haha.

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How to Avoid Overbooking Yourself as a Scanner

Thursday, September 1, 2011

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How to Avoid Overbooking Yourself as a Scanner

This is a guest post by Benjamin Paul. If you’re a scanner, multipotentialite, lovable space cadet, or whatever you like to call yourself, one of your biggest grievances with the world is probably that you just don’t have enough time to pursue everything you want to pursue. Maybe you’re a waiter who has no time […]

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A Disturbing Trend in the Blogosphere…

Monday, August 22, 2011

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A Disturbing Trend in the Blogosphere…

I’ve noticed a disturbing trend in the blogosphere lately… It seems that a lot of successful multipotentialite entrepreneurs have been publishing blog posts about how, when it comes to choosing a topic for your business, it’s best to “choose one thing”. This baffles me, as most of these people actually brought multiple interests together. It’s […]

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How to Deal with the Jerks and Naysayers Who Think You’re Just “Indecisive”

Monday, August 8, 2011

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How to Deal with the Jerks and Naysayers Who Think You’re Just “Indecisive”

The other day on Twitter, I was asked the following question: As a multipotentialite, how do you convince people that you’re not just indecisive? The short answer? You can’t. Sorry, I know that’s not the most encouraging answer… But when it comes down to it, you can’t control other people’s opinions of you. However, what […]

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Are Multipotentialites the Innovators of the Future?

Thursday, July 14, 2011

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Are Multipotentialites the Innovators of the Future?

This is a guest post by Michelle Nickolaisen. Most people treat being a multipotentialite at best, as a cute personality quirk, and at worst, as a defect that will ruin your career, any possibility of being taken seriously by anyone ever, and of course, your social life in its entirety. (Okay, maybe that’s an exaggeration. But […]

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How to Avoid Identity Crises When You’re a Scanner

Monday, July 11, 2011

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How to Avoid Identity Crises When You’re a Scanner

I just finished outlining the A, B and C storylines of my Bored to Death spec. (I always feel such relief once I’ve figured out my plot. Before that point, it’s scary. You worry that a great story idea will never arrive. But once a good story flies into your head and you work through […]

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The Fine Art of Bringing Together Unrelated Ideas

Thursday, April 28, 2011

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The Fine Art of Bringing Together Unrelated Ideas

I get off on synthesizing ideas. How’s that for nerdy? I think my passion for bringing disparate ideas together started back in undergrad when I needed thesis statements for my essays. I learned very quickly that cramming too many unrelated ideas and examples into your paper = bad grade. My attempts at writing essays on […]

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SLASHERS UNITE!!!!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

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SLASHERS UNITE!!!!

You may have seen Mars Dorian’s post yesterday about how “slashers” (those who describe themselves using many labels– i.e. MULTIPOTENTIALITES) are screwing themselves out of a career. I tried to bite my tongue– I really did. But you guys just kept cc’ing me!! Heh

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