Month: June 2009

Barbara Sher’s Newsletter

Barbara Sher announced today on Twitter that she’s about to send out her latest newsletter. TA DA!! Maybe that doesn’t sound much like news to you. Your inbox is probably cluttered up with newsletters already. But unlike others I’ve signed…

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The Dublin Jack of All Trades

I wonder if any of you Scanners have had as many different jobs as the man in this song? It’s performed by Irish folk band The Dubliners and the singer is Sean Cannon Here are the words so you can…

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Scanner Forums

Refuse to Choose: The Forum for Scanners “What should you do when you want to do everything? If you’re fascinated by everything, and you’ve been called dabbler, dilettante, undisciplined, indecisive etc., this forum is for you.” This Scanners’  forum is…

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Too Many Aptitudes

Once upon a time I took an aptitude test. It was part of a course for unemployed people. I was hoping it would give me some pointers to what I really should be doing with my life, and how I…

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Are You A Scanner?

Many people cry with relief when they read Refuse to Choose for the first time. (It’s Barbara Sher’s book about the kind of people she calls Scanners.) I know that because they come onto her bulletin boards and say so,…

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He Usually Failed to Finish

If you were to read about a man whose “interests were so broad, and he was so often compelled by new subjects, that he usually failed to finish what he started”. and  who was “notoriously unreliable at completing commissioned works.”…

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