I’ve grown up reading Tom Clancy and probably most of you have at least seen Red October, so this book caught my eye when browsing used books for a recent trip. It’s a fairly human look at what’s involved in sailing on a Trident missile submarine…
I’ve always been very concerned about where I work. Well, maybe not always, since early in my career I took jobs just to make more money or get ahead, but once I had kids, when I was about 30, I really started to pay more attention to how I could better enjoy work and find good companies. I think most people strive for that, maybe unconsciously and when it doesn’t work out, they don’t know what to do.
I try to help people think about this, maybe learn how to better find a job and a company. When I was driving around and heard the commercial for the 2nd or 3rd time, I realized this was a good topic and I thought about a lot of the editorial as I was driving home.
Why did I write this? I got challenged by Andy Warren
to write a bit about why I wrote something. I complained to him that he
has some “mechanical” posts on this blog that just mention he wrote
something with some questions, and don’t really blog about why he wrote
something. He challenged me to write about why I wrote something, so
here I am.