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Ego Surfing

Ego Surfing is the practice of using a search engine to see if anyone cares about you, or if you really exist. For me, that means a search for http://www.google.com/search?q=Mark+Snell that gives 70,000 hits, meaning there are a lot of interesting Mark Snell’s in the world, including an historian of the American Civil War & author, a Soccer Coach and a Software Author. The first hit, from RMIT’s R&D department is actually me, even though I don’t actually work for them anymore. Further down is a link to my work, bio on Talkin’ Tech.

Here is the Ego Surf for Jase.

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Medieval Vocational Personality

I found a site that tests your personality based on your ranking of four different items in 8 categories.

Based on the vocations of Medieval Times, This survey states “”Beyond the specific title, the vocation also took on its own greater personality. This personality preference can also give a broader understanding of the basic complementary style and types necessary to the kingdom’s survival, or perhaps any organization’s success. Although the specific vocation influenced the name, it was no accident that certain personality types and styles gravitated to certain occupations. The personality of these jobs suited the inclinations of the job holders, and the predecessor to modern day job descriptions was born. The successful matching of a job-holder’s personality to the personality and unique requirements of the job was necessary to the kingdom’s survival, or perhaps any organization’s success. The successful kingdoms were able to blend the differences into a powerful and formidable entity.””

Sounds good to me.. I turned outto be a Discoverer

The Discoverer, might be found in most of the thriving kingdoms of the time. Your overriding goal is to go where no one else has ever gone before. Regardless of the number of available natural problems to be solved, it is not unusual for you to continually challenge yourself with new situations or obstacles that you have created. You are an insatiable explorer of people, places, things and ideas. You thrive on constant change and anything new or different. On the positive side, you can be creatively rational as well as open minded and just. On the negative side, you might be an impractical and indecisive procrastinator. Interestingly, your preference is just as applicable in today’s corporate kingdoms.

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