About a month or so ago a new blog, of which I am a big fan, surfaced. It's called "40k for the New Professional" and it's run by Kennedy.
I have to give him big props for taking the "editorial" style of article, which is normally code for 'I don't know what I'm talking about, so I'll just post some lame bullshit,' and taking it to the next level. This is some truly paradigm shifting, outside the box thinking we have on our hands here folks. If you're looking to maximize throughput and set yourself up for success with your 40k game, this is the blog for you. Kennedy nimbly applies professional development (or business self help?) ideas to all aspects of the hobby, with just a hint of tongue-in-cheekism thrown in for good measure. He tackles such diverse topics as applying effective scheduling principles to you hobby life and strategies to help avoid getting burned out. In case all of this wasn't enough, he ices all of this with a frosting of business presentation style. Each article is capped by a picture that has come straight out of the power point clip art cannon. Compound that with the fact that his articles read like the presenter's guide for a corporate weekend retreat and you've got a good time coming your way.
Every time I go to his blog this is pretty much what happens:
But you don't have to take my word on all this. Go read his article on scheduling efficiency and you'll see what I mean. It's solid advice and kind of funny to boot. While you're there poke around his other articles and you will find many other gems to digest. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll increase your 3rd quarter profits 10% YOY.
and now an open letter to Kennedy:
123 Fake st.
Chicago, Il 60630
I enjoy your bog very much and look forward to future articles. If I may be so bold, here are some ideas that you may wish to utilize in your future endeavors. These are being given to you free of any obligation and without need of credit/royalties-
- apply principles of networking to getting ahead in the gaming community or expanding your gaming group
- find a way to present your articles in the form of a slide presentation
- use managerial accounting principles to help budget purchasing an army or assist with list creation
- utilize principles of marketing, such as branding, in promoting a gaming club, blog, etc
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