I Don’t Believe in Resumes
The world is changing: It is no longer advisable or effective to hire an individual based on how they seem on a piece of paper.
With social media, and the changing landscape of society, it is now possible to truly get to know a person before hiring them. There’s so much attention put towards appearing “professional” on one network, and keeping “personal” beliefs on another. I believe that the line separating the two is fading quickly into oblivion.
What you’ll get from me on all networks is my true self. I’m passionate about the future of business, customer experience, marketing, and fundamentally changing the world through the power of new technology and big ideas.
Intermixed with this, I like to discuss philosophy, social psychology, politics, and entertainment. Last, and definitely not least, I enjoy Batman, Arrested Development, The Simpsons, movies, and the occasional meme.
I am a divergent thinker, a geek, a smartass, a father, a genius, and an encourager of potential. We need each other to change the world, so feel free to add me on any network, introduce yourself, or ask for help.
Contact Me Directly
Connect with me on any or all of these social networks!
Sometimes there’s an overlap of content, but sometimes you’ll find hidden gems on one of the networks. Follow the links, sign up, and if I’m not already, and add me in. If you run into any trouble, let me know on this post here.
If I’m already a connection, but we’ve never interacted on the site before, shoot me a quick message letting me know who you are and what you’re about Also, I urge anyone else who wants to expand their networks to post a link to their profile in the comments section.
My Blog – Backwards Time Machine
This is where I post longer articles, dealing with my primary passions: Future Problem Solving, Innovation, Future Trends, Creativity, Leadership, and Giftedness.
My professional-ish way to present myself to future collaborators, look for jobs, and connect with recruiters, people I’d want to work with someday, and newcomers to the scene that I see potential in.
The classic, instigator of all this social networking nonsense. Not the first, but the biggest impact, by far. I don’t use it very often, but love some of the features they have, especially the tight, seamless integration it has with most of the other sites. Google could take some notes on that aspect, but I still don’t really use the site.
I’m not going to explain twitter or why I have an account. Sometimes, I’m a sheep just like everyone else (I don’t really like Twitter, honestly). But hey, I’m on there, so follow me!
I do re-post my blog’s articles, but I also re-post anything I find interesting.
A great resource is to see only other people’s content I that I enjoyed, by checking out my “liked” page.
Photos I post. There is also a link within to see the photos from other people I liked.
I don’t make very many videos, but on this profile you’ll be able to see videos I’ve liked or favorited. A lot of music, futurist stuff, and funny stuff (Ricky Gervais, Louis CK, Arrested Development, and The Simpsons).
This site I very highly recommend signing up for, and taking for a test run. It’s called a “discovery engine:”
As you initially set up your profile, you select from a long list of topics that interest you. Then, you just hit the “stumble” button, and a random web page pops up, based on what they think you’ll like. If you do like, you give it a “thumbs up.” If you don’t, a “thumbs down.”
Over time, it learns from this and the sites are more consistently enjoyable. It’s also possible to stumble everything, or a specific interest. Think Pandora, but for the entire Internet.
I mostly just play around on there, but I’ve found some awesome photos there, as well.
A more traditional way of bookmarking sites you enjoy.
Not a huge fan, Klout is supposed to measure your social influence around the web. I find it turns more into an unhealthy obsession with how you rank on the Internet. How rank on the Internet is relevant in any way has yet to be discovered…
Step One: Collaboration
Let’s get our heads a little closer together, so that we actually can take the world from the greedy, selfish, and arrogant, and put it in the hands of the adaptive, optimistic, and brilliant minds of future generations.