October 2008

Rebranding A Business

by derek on October 14, 2008 · 19 comments

For quite some time now, my thoughts have been consumed with the idea of finding work that is better aligned with my passions. It isn’t that I don’t enjoy my current job (well, now that I am a project manager I don’t enjoy it as much) but it really isn’t something that I am passionate […]


Speedlinking – Vancouver Edition

by derek on October 13, 2008 · 28 comments

In the time that I have been blogging, I’d estimate that 95% of the bloggers that I have met reside in or around Vancouver. Okay, that might be a bit of a stretch but it certainly does seem like a blogging hot bed. Since Canada is a little “different” and they are celebrating the Canadian […]


Q&A Round 6 :: The Questions

by derek on October 10, 2008 · 16 comments

It is hard to believe but we have already reached the 2nd Friday of October, which means it is time for another round of Q&A with yours truly. Last month we only had a handful of questions, so I am hoping that all of you will kick it up a notch this month and flood […]

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Corporations Embracing Social Media

by derek on October 9, 2008 · 24 comments

Over the last few months, I have been managing my way through a company merger and now find myself completely removed from the technical aspects of my job that I loved so much. During the merger, we were asked to document the positions that we would prefer in the new corporate structure. With my passion […]


Blogging For Money :: September 2008

by derek on October 8, 2008 · 34 comments

During the Blogging For Money update last month, I commented that my recent financial performance had been a bit like a yo-yo, up one month and down the next. Since last month had been down, one would expect that this month was up. And it was up – to the tune of my 2nd best […]


Open Invitation For Guest Authors

by derek on October 7, 2008 · 10 comments

A few months back, I was preparing for a business trip to Las Vegas and had posted about a variety of methods that a blogger can use to keep the blog running while traveling. At the time, I did my best to utilize the approach of scheduling a handful of posts to publish while I […]


Speedlinking – September's Most Vocal

by derek on October 6, 2008 · 20 comments

During the month of September, overall volume of comments decreased slightly compared to August but the number of comments per post increased by roughly 20%. That may have been a result of the post that touched on the current political climate for the first time on this blog, or maybe it was the post about […]


Not too long ago, I shared a brief overview of what a typical day in the life of Derek looks like and mentioned that I typically slept for only 2-4 hours per night. Over the last week or two, I have been trying to adjust my schedule in order to get more sleep on a […]


2008 AL Central Division Champions

by derek on October 1, 2008 · 29 comments

As you might remember, I am a devoted Chicago White Sox fan; so you can imagine my excitement with the result of their game last night versus the Minnesota Twins that crowned the White Sox as the 2008 American League Central Division Champions. This year the White Sox were selected by many of the experts […]