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Are you concerned about your future? Are you worried about the possibility of being fired? Or of your company going belly-up? What should you spend your time doing? Up-dating your resume? Checking your rolodex? Maybe joining LinkedIn? Facebook?

These are certainly some questions I’ve been asking myself lately. What skills will I need? What should I be spending my free time doing?

Time that I spend and consider it well spent is reading Gary North’s website. Here’s a sample from today:

If you go with the start-up, don’t get mired in the technology. Focus on the marketing. These skills are transferable. If they want you to push digits around a screen, pass. You will be investing your time into the owners’ dream, not yours. Time is too precious to waste on other peoples’ projects. Look only to put food on the table from a job. Don’t make it your Big Payoff. The odds are against you.

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