The O Bulletin: Dysfunctional Prime Days

It took me a couple weeks to figure out what format I wanted to run for this newsletter. Remember, the blog is on a summer hiatus, but so as not to lose touch with you, I want to keep our weekly appointments with these lighter reads. Hate it? Like it? Leave me some feedback. Let me know!

Words of Wisdom

“If you’re dumb, surround yourself with smart people. If you’re smart, surround yourself with smart people who disagree with you.” – Aaron Sorkin

Reading Recommendation

Even if you’re not actively looking for a job, these signs could help you better spot signs of an unhealthy workplace.

6 Signs of a Dysfunctional Workplace You Can Spot at the Interview

Many people attend interviews thinking it’s all eyes on them, that they’re the only one who has to ‘perform’ and create the right impression. It’s worth remembering the employer is in the same boat.

I’ve made no secret of the toxic workplaces I’ve found myself in over the years. When I think back on those experiences, I realise they can be traced back to tell-tale signs I failed to acknowledge when I first attended my interview. Read more.

This Week’s Tip

Amazon Prime Day is in full swing. If you’re hoping to score a good deal on an Amazon product, now’s a good time to get on it, but don’t be fooled by prices that only pretend to be a good deal, especially from third party sellers. Use extensions like Keepa and Camelizer to study the price history. Also, check out this article from Consumer Reports, and this article with further guidance on what not to buy.

From the Archives

So glad I finally took my own advice!

Stop Reading About Success and Start Building It

Taking action is to do something which is both important and urgent. Motion is usually doing something which is not important, and probably not all that urgent either. By choosing movement, we waste time, both ours and that of others. By choosing action, we invest our time in the desired outcome of our action. Read more.

Until next time!

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