With Walk to Work Day approaching on 6 October, Diabetes Australia are encouraging people to allow “no more excuses!” to get in the way of their daily exercise. I have to wonder, though, if it’s really our excuses that are the problem. Continue reading
Perhaps I’m slightly evil, but I always enjoy an article that manages to walk the fine line between complimenting the interviewee, and letting their true personality – even when negative – shine through the piece. The reader is left feeling that the takeaway from the story is their own, rather than one enforced on them by the writer.
Recently, an academic by the name of Johannes Haushofer received worldwide kudos for publishing online his “CV of failures”. A professor at Princeton who teaches psychology and public affairs, Haushofer’s CV includes degree programs he didn’t get into, research funding he didn’t receive and paper rejections from academic journals.
Haushofer first wrote the CV of his failures after a friend had a professional setback, and he wanted to show support. After receiving a positive response from his friend, he thought it would be useful to make the CV public. Read More