You can’t change people. Learn to work with them.
There’s no such thing as magic.
Sometimes things will suck — embrace it. Make the next one better.
Praise progress, not the process.
Don’t overshare. It’s unnecessary and no one cares.
Don’t be afraid to screw up. You’re learning.
Good advice. Pretty common advice, I think, but people need the occasional reminder. I received numerous reminders today during Editor-in-Grief 2: 10 Secrets of Very Sexy Editors today.
But what’s this? A list. You know what that means!
Yeah, yeah, yeah — I went to see the same presenter twice in a row. Koretzky is entertaining, and I have not had much luck when venturing beyond.
Koretzky revealed during one of this afternoon’s presentations that he reads our blog posts. A peek at previous posts’ comments sections revealed this to be true. One comment caught my eye: “I’ll make you a deal… Let me radically design the Pendulum on a Skype call with the staff, and I’ll mail you a couple cigars from Miami.”
Emmanuel asked Colin and Kelly if we could invite Koretzky to Elon to speak to our staff. Colin said we couldn’t afford it, but lucky for us, Skype is free! (Skype is not sponsoring this post.)
— Meg Malone (firstname.lastname@example.org)
“Wait a second! That was hardly a thorough blog post, Meg.”
I know, hypothetical reader, but I learned one more lesson today: Keep secrets from your staff.