Dispatch from the Razor's Edge, the Blog of Michael Stephen Fuchs
TEDification Wednesday
"Why You Will Fail To Have A Great Career"
Plus: Cartman's B%^&s
Also! - The Jobs Commencement Killer!

Welcome back, after a long hiatus, to TEDification Wednesday. Amongst all the other good reasons to listen to TED presenters is that they typically don't get to be TED presenters by being unsuccessful.

I'm afraid this guy may have it just about right. He's certainly pretty darned funny. (He also goes on too long, and I find his session a little offputting in the latter half; so I edited it out. You're welcome.) (*)

And since I was bunging it in the video editor, I bunged on what's perhaps my favourite 60 seconds from South Park, ever. Mom, don't watch.

It has subsequently been brought to my attention, by people I trust, that, if you're any kind of artist, you should drop whatever tripe motivational video you are watching now, and watch this commencement address from Neil Gaiman.

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Fuchs is the author of the novels The Manuscript and Pandora's Sisters, both published worldwide by Macmillan in hardback, paperback and all e-book formats (and in translation); the D-Boys series of high-tech, high-concept, spec-ops military adventure novels – D-Boys, Counter-Assault, and Close Quarters Battle (coming in 2016); and is co-author, with Glynn James, of the bestselling Arisen series of special-operations military ZA novels. The second nicest thing anyone has ever said about his work was: "Fuchs seems to operate on the narrative principle of 'when in doubt put in a firefight'." (Kirkus Reviews, more here.)

Fuchs was born in New York; schooled in Virginia (UVa); and later emigrated to the San Francisco Bay Area, where he lived through the dot-com boom. Subsequently he decamped for an extended period of tramping before finally rocking up in London, where he now makes his home. He does a lot of travel blogging, most recently of some very  long  walks around the British Isles. He's been writing and developing for the web since 1994 and shows no particularly hopeful signs of stopping.

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