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July Theme: What was the best advice you received early in your career?

Doris Mady –- Advice from my father, “Be kind to people as you climb the ladder of success …you’ll never know who you’ll meet coming down”.

Diane Tunick  Morello -- It was the early 1980s, and I had a beginner job as a copy editor at Florida Trend magazine, the flagship business publication in Florida. I was young and unsure of what I wanted to do or where I wanted to take my career. One day Erik, a senior reporter at the magazine, took me aside and suggested I pursue technical writing. The suggestion seemed so dull, so pedestrian. However, Erik was neither dull nor pedestrian. He was a crack reporter whose work I deeply respected, and his suggestion stayed in my head. 

Three years later, I landed a technical writing job at Electronic Design magazine in New Jersey and delved into chips, networks, circuitry, electronics and a new invention called the personal computer. Along the way, I discovered an innate ability to take complex topics and turn them into crisp and clear writing. Five years later, I interviewed to be a business technology writer at Gartner in Stamford. Within three years I rose to an analyst position, focusing on new technologies for chief information officers, and several years later, I was named a Gartner Fellow, the pinnacle of analyst achievement at Gartner. I loved it! 

Deb Weir -- The best advice I ever received was, “Never throw out a business card.” Now, if I could just remember the face that goes with the name on a business card…  

August Theme: If your professional career were a gift box, what would you like to see inside it?

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“Writing is like sex. First you do it for love, then you do it for your friends, and then you do it for money”. -- Virginia Wolf