30 Mar '12, 3pm

i wrote an essay about this: shameless self-promotion, beautiful unique snowflakes, & extra nose syndrome

Shameless Self-Promotion, Beautiful Unique Snowflakes, & Extra Nose Syndrome Posted on March 5, 2010, 2:21 pm, by Amy Hoy, under business , pimpin , startups , work . Popular opinion among smart, skilled, hard-working people seems to go something like this: Something is wrong with a society/world that values and rewards outgoing people, who talk up their strengths, over good or even great people who do not. Ah, self-promotion. Is there any other skill in the world of which smart, skilled, hard-working people love to boast, “I’m just terrible at it” ? When did you stop beating your wife? When I hear designers, programmers, and writers lament the sleaziness of self-promotion — and look at me, dammit — I can’t help but hear something else. It reminds me of the No Child Left Behind Act. The very words are an invitation to fight: Do YOU want children to be left behind? How coul...

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