Wrong Man For The Job

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Wrong Man For The Job

Have you ever been in a situation where everything just seemed to “click”?
You’re at the right place, right time, and everything feels… Right!
Like a perfect storm of awesome!

Well, this isn’t about that.

It’s about the opposite.

How do you know when you’re the wrong man for the job?

Let’s look at a recent example (imho) from the media…

Last month, Bob Dylan released his new album “Shadows in the Night“, a collection of 10 show tunes (mostly), previously sung by Frank Sinatra.

Bob Dylan. Show Tunes. Frank Sinatra.

What could possibly go wrong? Continue reading

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Mr. Know It All: Week 4!

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Mr. Know It All: Week 4!

Mr. Know It All - Bullwinkle

I love to learn new things… Science, Words, Culture. Curiosity drives creativity.

For the month of February, 2015, I’ll be sharing some amazing, odd or just interesting facts. Each week, there will be 7 or more for you to peruse. By the end, think of all the new stuff you’ll have stuffed in your brain!

And now… On with the show!

Week 4 of 4:

Over the past 3 weeks, I’ve posted links to some great sources of information, most of them online articles.

As a final wrap-up to this month of cranial cramming, I’m posting videos from my 9 favorite YouTube channels that cover science and education. Plus, a link to their page to see even more.

Take a look and be sure to subscribe to keep learning new things!

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Mr. Know It All: Week 3!

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Mr. Know It All: Week 3!

Mr. Know It All - Bullwinkle

I love to learn new things… Science, Words, Culture. Curiosity drives creativity.

For the month of February, 2015, I’ll be sharing some amazing, odd or just interesting facts. Each week, there will be 7 or more for you to peruse. By the end, think of all the new stuff you’ll have stuffed in your brain!

And now… On with the show!

Week 3 of 4:

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Mr. Know It All: Week 2!

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Mr. Know It All: Week 2!

Mr. Know It All - Bullwinkle

I love to learn new things… Science, Words, Culture. Curiosity drives creativity.

For the month of February, 2015, I’ll be sharing some amazing, odd or just interesting facts. Each week, there will be 7 or more for you to peruse. By the end, think of all the new stuff you’ll have stuffed in your brain!

And now… On with the show!

Week 2 of 4:

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Mr. Know It All: Week 1!

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Mr. Know It All: Week 1!

Mr. Know It All - Bullwinkle

I love to learn new things… Science, Words, Culture. Curiosity drives creativity.

For the month of February, 2015, I’ll be sharing some amazing, odd or just interesting facts. Each week, there will be 7 or more for you to peruse. By the end, think of all the new stuff you’ll have stuffed in your brain!

And now… On with the show!

Week 1 of 4:

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First Casting

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First Casting

There’s a first time for everything.

Casting for Live From E.V.I.L. was a first for me.

“So, Joe… How did it go?”

Wow! It was tough for a variety of reasons.

There were a lot of really good auditions. I’d asked for folks to come up with their own original character that would fit in at a party on EVIL Island, then voice a few lines. It was an opportunity to be really creative, and believe me, creativity is alive and rampant in Voice Acting!
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Dump Gold! (2014 Edition)

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Dump Gold!

(2014 edition)

Joe's Dump Store - Memorial Day Sale!

Joe’s Dump has been around over 2 years. With more than 100 posts, it’s time for a bit of Dump Digging to harvest out some of my favorite posts from the past year…

Organized by category for your convenience below – Enjoy!

Business:
V321.ru – The Story
Moth or Flame?
Technology Rising, Quality Sinking
You Actor
Good, Fast, Cheap – A New Take
Branding Versatility
The Myth Of Conversational VO
Silent Computer
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Moment by Moment

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Moment by Moment

… just some nice thoughts for the new year …

2am: my wife and I are awoken by a neighbor’s car horn blaring across the street.

I think the cat’s still asleep at the bottom of the bed.

We both get up and check out the situation.
Others are trying to silence the car outside.
I make a quick call, and our local police inform me they already know and are sending a truck.

The car horn stops.

… silence …

We both get back into the warm bed, and the cat moves over to lay on my left foot.
My wife rolls over to hold me and drool on my shoulder.

… moment …

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Wishing and Hoping…

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Wishing and Hoping…

Wishing

Today, I’d like to discuss how a pop song from 1963 can provide some very valuable lessons about business, and about life.

Wishin’ and Hopin’” was written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David. First recorded by Dion Warwick in 1963 and also released later by Dusty Springfield in 1964.

In brief, the song delivers advice to a woman who seems intent on landing a man. The conclusion is that wishing is not enough – she’s gotta actually do something!.
(video and lyrics are at the bottom of this post for your reference)

So let’s break the song lyrics down into three categories and find out how they can help us to achieve our own goals: Continue reading

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