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Be prepared – update

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A commenter named Mar made an excellent point in a comment to my previous post “Be Prepared.” My response:

Excellent point, Mar! You’re absolutely right. Recall the scene in Cameron Crowe’s movie Jerry Maguire in which Maguire (played by Tom Cruise) is fired while at lunch in a restaurant. He races back to his office to get his Rolodex of clients. In real life, he would be fired in a conference room by the president with the HR person present as a witness and to handle technical questions about severance (and probably with security on standby), and then he would be immediately escorted from the building: no getting the Rolodex.

So you’re absolutely right: make sure in your current job that you will have access to important information by NOT keeping it on your office computer, but rather on one of the Web 2.0 sites so that you can access the information from ANY computer. Obviously, you should not do this with any proprietary data, but the contact information for your network of professional acquaintances is not proprietary, and you WILL need access to it. So keep that information in a secure on-line application.

Written by Leisureguy

9 September 2008 at 10:07 am

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