Tuesday, April 17, 2007


I really liked Andrew Hofmeyr's workshop with us. First, he is a great individual, a real 'mensch'. He came across as an honest, human being. Second, his theme, to think what you have to offer to an employer and even to the world suggests a radically different way of looking for employment. It is about evaluating yourself first, who you are, what you have to offer and then identifying what you can do and with whom. This is an empowering way of thinking about life and the world of work.

Quizz of the day

Who is the author of the following quote:
"There is no lower form of life than guru-hood."

a) Amartya Sen, Nobel Prize Laureate in Economics
b) Roy Blumenthal, Artiste-at-Large
c) Idriss Naidoo, Swami for Transcendental Meditation

Email to thblaser@gmail.com for the answer.


Ijeoma Uche-Okeke said...

Thomas is it Idris Naidoo? I was tempted to say Roy Blumenthal. Do tell!

Ijeoma Uche-Okeke said...

I like the name 'Travelling Shoes' it says a lot.

Susan Mwangi said...

You are right. The Hoffmeyr session was also an eye-opener for me. He made it clear that we need to be get up and go... to create the opportunities we need if we are to leave our mark in the world.

I have just googled the quote, and voila! The answer is Amartya Sen.

The joys of the internet! It opens endless possibilites...

Valentin said...

Dear Thomas,
I am glad to hear that you have understood something new and different from Andrew Hofmeyr's presentation-the fact that you need to reveal your qualities and skills constantly in the process of finding a job.
As a result, there could be many more jobs available than what we think there are indeed. In fact, as I read through peoples' blogs, I see that almost everybody has been influenced to think in the same way after Andrew Hofmeyr's presentation, including me. In fact, one of my blogs talks about this.

Thomas Blaser said...

Ja, Andrew was great. And Ijoma has second thoughts...Susan, very smart. I think you need that to pu on your CV..