…along with 11 other individuals….telling a positive story about persistence!
A couple of thoughts before I send you to the article and three pictures…
A quote from the article, on newsstands this week:
“Each story is unique, yet there are common themes: feelings of uselessness, the disturbing ease with which one’s professional identity slips away, the humiliation of asking family or friends for a loan, and, finally, the rewards of adaptability and persistence.”
Shareology did not experience the first three above; she is a huge believer in persistence!!
When you click on the pictures, mine is in the bottom row, in the middle. By clicking on me on the lawn of the Science Museum (superimposed with a picture of my cube and chair at Infor) you will come to a 2nd and third photo. In the actual article on newsstands is a 150 word summary. Each photo also has a caption.
The great thing is that ProductCamp MN and SMBMSP got super mentions. (Although if I had been given the captions to proof, I would have made the reference to SMBMSP a tad more precise.)
I spent 4 hours with the photographer, Josh Poehlein, and time on the phone with the reporter, Katherine Reynolds Lewis. I have seen so many success stories in the last three years, and they do go under-reported. Hats off to Businessweek for highlighting how networking can lead to new adventures!!
Update June 6, 2012:
- Found the issue on the stands last night.
- Disappointed at first that my picture wasn’t on the cover.
- Flipped through to discover I’m a centerfold.
Yep, my photo is spread over 2 pages. Definitely LOL. Yep, that’s why I got the MBA: so I could be a centerfold in Businessweek. Loving it!!!!
And now your links:
For copy and pictures: http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-05-31/back-to-work
For a short video by the author of the cover story:
Kay Roseland @KayLoire