Throughout 2012, Bullish and TheGrindstone published articles about starting a business (out of mere flashes of fancy and shiny pennies!), negotiating for more money, succeeding despite backstabbers, bullies, and less ambitious life partners, getting your first job or internship, coping with deadlines, networking despite being an introvert who’d rather stay home and write business haiku, developing unstoppable tech skills, and otherwise making your life more awesome than the lives of the lazy people all around us.
(*Also, the “bullicorn” thing originated here.)
It is with a melange of wistful sadness and irrepressible hope for the future that I announce that The Grindstone is changing formats, and Bullish will no longer appear here.
Here are 2012’s columns! Even if you’ve already read most of them, you could go back and make a to-do list and DO ALL THE THINGS this holiday season while everyone else is in an eggnog-fog.
You don’t need to have all the ideas yourself! Take mine! Take surveys!
Such as by watching television right next to you while you telecommute.
“Practically every woman I know lives in a state of near-constant guilt for not getting enough done.”Solution: DECLARE A THEME.
This really happened. If your college hires me to speak, it almost certainly will not happen again.
I’m not some boy you can beat up on the playground and then continue to be emotionally-repressed friends with.
I think it’s time that frivolous girl-metaphors be just as allowable in business as frivolous boy-metaphors. This one is about sunk costs.
I wrote this in a bikini.
This column smells like rum.
You can’t get your dream gig if you never ask. You’d be amazed how few people you’re actually competing with when you narrow the pool down to people who are actually ballsy enough to ask for what they want.
If you’ve ever not slept with someone who was trying really hard to get into your pants, then you’ve probably already mastered the ability to look really unimpressed.
Why focus so much on money? For your future self! For feminism! As part of being nice to people! (Really.)
The beginning of a four-part series on making more money.
Sixty-plus years ago, Reg Braithwaite’s mother used computer programming to fight racism.
I just don’t think there’s any excuse for, “Oh, I’m just bad at technology.” Would you say, “Oh, I’m just terrible at English?”
I always harp on multiple income streams – I don’t want any one boss to have enough power over me that he or she can tell me when to get up in the morning and where to sit for forty hours per week.