James Altucher is a successful hedge fund manager, entrepreneur, and author. But there was a point, he writes in his book "The Power of No," where he just felt "stuck." Many mornings he'd show up to work hours late and then fill his day with breaks and computer chess.
Part of the series Breaking Through Career Inertia Each year, I hear from hundreds of people who dream of building rewarding, successful careers that make them feel proud and alive. To their credit, they attempt to do a ton of self-development work – reading books, taking a workshop or two, watching inspiring TED Talks, but try as they might, they can’t seem to sustain progress on their own. As a result, they fall off the “career change wagon” (just as so many fail at their plans for exercise, weight loss, meditation, etc.).
In the past couple of months, security researchers have discovered huge numbers of hacked passwords for popular websites posted to the net, available for hackers to use and abuse. One of the things made obvious is how many people use the same, easy-to-guess passwords for their online activities, such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter.