This is what we talked about on The Invisible Mentor Blog this week: Spider’s Revenge by Jennifer Estep, Pianist Sergei Rachmaninoff and Interview with Employment and Career Counsellor Chris Kulbaba.
Mondays at the Salon
The world mourns Steve Jobs, and what I liked about him best was his mind. Jobs knew that magic happened where technology intersected with the liberal arts and I think the key there is liberal arts. And I also think that the most successful leaders know that. The books that these leaders consume are not generally business books, they are books that make them think and business books seldom make anyone really think. They read books that have the ability to change lives.
Booked on Tuesdays
The books in the Elemental Assassin Series fall under the genre of science fantasy and I find them highly entertaining. The characters are giants, dwarfs, people who possess and can control various elements such as fire, air, ice, stone and so on. For instance, someone with ice magic can flash freeze a person or thing and someone with fire magic can incinerate. Reading these books you have to open yourself to the impossible. Essentially the story line is that when Gin Blanco was 13 years old, Mab Monroe, a fire elemental used her fire abilities to incinerate Blanco’s mother, Eira and older sister, Annabella.
Sergei Rachmaninoff completed a stunning body of work due to his self discipline and high standards. Despite this, he suffered from self-doubt and wondered if he made the best-use of his time on earth because he couldn’t decide if he was a conductor, pianist or composer.
Perspective Thursdays and Workshop Fridays
This week we featured employment and career counsellor Chris Kulbaba. Kulbaba is very empathetic to his client, and puts himself in their shoes because he knows what it feels like to be searching for a job. He also works with his clients to use LinkedIn to support their goals. Kulbaba offers some very practical advice in his interview. Here are Part One and Part Two of Chris Kulbaba’s interview.
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