Eclectic Curiosity


The Best Job in the World

Posted on January 19th, by Steve Hardy in Archives, Miscellany. No Comments

To those of us living in the deep freeze of winter, the heavenly sun-swept photos coming from Tourism Queensland are tempting indeed. Their latest marketing campaign, The Best Job in the World, is a stroke of genius. They’ve posted for the position of Caretaker of the Islands of the Great Barrier Reef, a job that supposedly comes with a paradise villa, AUD$150k salary, and mandate to simply enjoy life and blog about the area. Brilliant.… more


Posted on August 13th, by Steve Hardy in Archives, Miscellany. No Comments

Some reflections on dilettantism, job searching, organizations, and personal branding, among other things, from the Unrepentant Generalist

One other interesting development during this job search was my realization that I have become more comfortable with my personal brand as a generalist. I can admit to myself that I am better at thinking across disciplines and considering the big picture than I am at specializing and making sure all the details are right, instead of trying to be good at everything. …

The really brilliant people, the deep thinkers, are the ones who are able to identify useful separations between the general and the specific.… more

Become a Specialist at Being a Generalist

Posted on July 11th, by Steve Hardy in Archives, Miscellany. No Comments

Pras Sarkar (of Yahoo! Research) delivers a must-read post full of superb advice for those seeking that sublime if elusive balance of employment and generalism. The title alone is worth the price of admission: Become a specialist at being a generalist.

Five key tips according to Pras:
–Stay up-to-date with your area of generalization
–Know what to explore and what to ignore
–Be critical of new technologies
–Visualize the results of all new pursuits and endeavors
–Don’t over-generalize… more

Job Tags

Posted on June 30th, by Steve Hardy in Archives, Miscellany. No Comments

I like to see this sort of thing… a job posting specifically tagged for Creative Generalists.… more

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