Interesting Articles from the Last Week of 2012

Here is a bit of catching up from interesting articles at the end of December.

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Blogs I followed in 2012
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Blogs I followed in 2012

At Women 2.0

I believe that articles like this – Female Founder Successes of 2012 help to inspire more women to do their best in the business startups.

And I say:

I love reading articles about startup success, especially when the founders are female. I get inspired to work harder on my own business endeavors. Hooray to everyone on the list!

(I’m also considering attending the Women 2.0 conference that is taking place on Feb 14 in San Francisco. This organization has done a great job promoting entrepreneurship and business leadership in women, and I know I would come away from the event with ideas, connections, and energy to keep on creating and developing).

At The Work At Home Woman

A controversial issue about social media policy of companies resulted in an article Don’t Be on the Front Page of the Newspaper or the CNN.

My take on this –

I agree it is better to be proactive and identify some guidelines and policies ahead of time. Social media is a part of almost everyone’s life at this point, so it is better to define what is OK or not, rather than blocking things altogether.

At Forbes

An article about 30 Under 30: Meet the Innovators, Disruptions and Brightest Stars of 2012 caught my eye, of course. Much like the article on Women 2.0, this kind of article does a lot to motivate me and keep me optimistic about what people are working to do!

As I commented –

What a great list, and a source of inspiration for younger people to pursue whatever their interests may be.

At Women on Business

A very timely year end post about Top 2013 Resolution for Business Women Should be Saying No is a great read.

And I added:

What a perfect article for this time of year and making new year’s resolutions. And learning to say NO is a YES for me. The additional time and energy you’ll have to do what you want to focus on (and not feeling guilty for doing the things you don’t want to do) is a great way to take a step toward achieving many of your other resolutions.

And I love the author’s reply to my comment:

Susan Gunelius December 26, 2012 at 12:07 pm

Tamra, You make a great point. 2013 should be the year that business women lose the guilt!

At Slice of MIT

A reminder if you Missed this year’s faculty forum online chats? Check out the archive.

Thanks for the summary and reminding us these interviews are available – I’m looking forward to catching up during the break!

At Femgineer

Out of the blue, from a very different field, comes a young lady suddenly interested in technology. This is great news, especially for younger girls who are unsure of being in this field until they get exposed to it. So let’s go ladies – let’s continue to motivate our younger generation (and younger ladies – time to go after it!).

This is my comment on the introduction of the newest addition to Femgineer’s team – Jasmine Lee.


Stop Avoiding Tough Conversations: 3 Ways – Read this article if you feel uncomfortable with conflicts. I found it helpful and I say –

This is a good reminder for me too – I often build up a conversation to be more in my mind than it actually ends up requiring, and if I just push myself to have the ‘tough conversation’, it usually happens pretty quickly and painlessly.

Another one at Forbes

To start the year, read  Seven Ways to be Indispensable at Work in 2013.

We always hear this: Nobody is indispensable. The tips given here are great guidelines on what to do and what not to do to help ensure that you are an employee your employer wants to keep around.

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About Tamra Johnson

I’m an entrepreneur and a recent MBA graduate from UCLA Anderson. I have 10 years of experience in IT Management and Systems Engineering. I love learning, helping others, exploring the world around me, running at the beach, going to concerts, and visiting family and friends. I grew up in Helotes, Texas, went to undergrad in Cambridge, MA, and now live in Venice, CA.
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3 Responses to Interesting Articles from the Last Week of 2012

  1. Curtis Haby says:

    Good Stuff!!!

  2. Amy Kinnaird says:

    Thank you for recognizing my article on The Work at Home Woman. Much appreciated!
    Amy Kinnaird

  3. Pretty nice post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted
    to say that I’ve truly enjoyed browsing your blog posts.
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