Thank You to Those that Inspired Me in 2008

At the end of 2007 I ran a post that recapped all of the writers that inspired me during my first year of blogging. That post is unoriginally titled Thank You to Those that Inspired me in 2007.

I’m doing that again for 2008. Same title… almost.

Here are some notables and stats for 2008:

  • I have 140 references to other people’s work in my blog
  • There are 121 different writers cited

A couple are sentimental:

Here are a few favorites:

  Last name First Name Their Story Working Thoughts
1 Balderrama Anthony Generation
Y: Too demanding at work?
1/2/2008
2 Rae-Dupree Janet Innovative
Minds Don’t Think Alike.
1/3/2008
3     Eureka!
It Really Takes Years of Hard Work
2/12/2008
4     Can
You Become a Creature of New Habits?
5/5/2008
5     For
Innovators, There Is Brainpower in Numbers 
12/10/2008
6 Zelenka Anne Try
Searching instead of Planning for Career Success.
1/11/2008
7 Krauss Clifford Chinese
and US Demand Drives Commodities Surge 
1/15/2008
8 Colvin Geoff AmEx
gets CEO pay right.
1/16/2008
9     Brains
vs. Brawn
9/23/2008
10 Gunderloy Mike   1/17/2008
11 King Jr Martin Luther I Have a Dream 1/21/2008
12 Herbert Bob Good
Jobs Are Where the Money Is
1/22/2008
13 Surowieki James Tata Motors 1/23/2008
14     The
Free-Trade Paradox
5/20/2008
15     Oily
Speculations
6/30/2008
16     The
Trust Crunch
10/17/2008
17     Greasing
the Slide
10/29/2008
18 Carey Benedict Feel
Like a Fraud? At Times, Maybe You Should
2/7/2008
19     Anticipating
the Future to ‘See’ the Present
6/10/2008
20 Reich Robert Totally
Spent
2/13/2008
21     Saved
By the Deficit?
10/9/2008
22 Heath Dan Made to Stick  2/15/2008
23 Heath Chip Made to Stick  2/15/2008
24 Hall Kevin G Low Jobless Rate
Masks Problems
2/19/2008
25 Cookson Clive Poverty
Mars the Formation of Infants Brains
2/19/2008
26 Case John When
Salaries aren’t Secret
2/21/2008
27 Luhby Tami Pain
in the Pocketbook
2/27/2008
28     Middle
Class: “On the Edge” 
7/23/2008
29 Holt Jim Numbers
Guy
2/28/2008
30 Henriques Diana Unlike
Consumers, Companies are Piling Up Cash
3/4/2008
31 Finder Alan Math
Suggests College Frenzy Will Soon Ease
3/10/2008
32 Cloud John The Science
of Experience
3/11/2008
33 Zimmer Carl Hyneas
– Social and Smart
3/13/2008
34 Takeuchi Cullen Lisa Work In Progress 3/30/2008
35 Hu  Winnie In
a New Generation of College Students, Many Opt for the Life Examined 
4/5/2008
36 Roque Celine Plotting
Your Career When You’ve Jumped Off the Corporate Ladder on Friday
4/6/2008
37 Angier Natalie Blind
to Change, Even as It Stares Us in the Face 
4/13/2008
38 Aamodt Sandra Tighten
Your Belt, Strengthen Your Mind
4/14/2008
39 Wang Sam Tighten
Your Belt, Strengthen Your Mind
4/14/2008
40 Spiers Elizabeth The
Great Inflation Cover-Up
4/15/2008
41 Pink Dan The
Adventures of Johnny Bunko: The Last Career Guide You’ll Ever Need
4/17/2008
42     What Kind of
Genius are You?
6/2/2008
43 Zachary Pascal G. How
Scientific Gains Abroad Pay Off in the U.S.
4/20/2008
44 Nocera Joe Seeing
the Sights of Industrial China: 2 Factories, 2 Futures
4/29/2008
45     China
Tries to Solve Its Brand X Blues
4/29/2008
46     Horatio
Alger Multiplied by 1.3 Billion
4/29/2008
47       7/13/2008
48 Saner Emine Is
brain training really the best way to boost your IQ,?
4/30/2008
49 Bakalar Nicholas Memory
Training Shown to Turn Up Brainpower
4/30/2008
50 Brooks David The
Cognitive Age 
5/2/2008
51     Harmony
and the Dream
8/12/2008
52 Fisher Anne   5/8/2008
53     Don’t
sabotage your job hunt: 6 tips
9/16/2008
54     Be
a Better Networker
11/10/2008
55 Jerome Marty Get Used to It
— Sky-High Oil Prices Are Here to Stay
5/14/2008
56 Bernstein Jared Wages
fall behind inflation for seventh month
5/15/2008
57     How
Much More Can Consumers Be Squeezed by Stagnant Income, Skyrocketing
Household Costs, and Falling Home Prices?
7/23/2008
60 Pickert Kate Does
Power Corrupt? Absolutely Not
5/21/2008
61 McFarland Keith Myth
of the Fearless Entrepreneur 
5/23/2008
62 Brown Tim Design
Thinking
5/25/2008
63 Hargreaves Steve Is
$130 oil a bubble?
5/27/2008
64 Alboher Marci Hot
Ticket in B-School: Bringing Life Values to Corporate Ethics
5/29/2008
65     Taking
the Social Networking Plunge
10/13/2008
66     people
who are retiring would do as an encore
6/20/2008
67 Gladwell Malcolm In
the Air
6/2/2008
68     The
Uses of Adversity: Can Underprivileged outsiders have an advantage?
11/19/2008
69 Markoff John Nature
Gave Him a Blueprint, but Not Overnight Success 
6/7/2008
70 Wade Nicholas Brainpower
May Lie in Complexity of Synapses
6/10/2008
71 Beck Melinda Take a new tack to
sharpen your brain
6/10/2008
72 Lieber Ron A
Primer for Young People Starting Their First Job.  
6/16/2008
73 Lohr Steve Most
Doctors Aren’t Using Electronic Health Records
6/18/2008
74 Hart Gary America’s
Next Chapter
6/28/2008
75 Gross Daniel What
the Green Bubble Will Leave Behind
6/30/2008
76 Friedman Thomas Anxious
in America 
6/30/2008
77     Eight
Strikes and You’re Out.
8/26/2008
78     If
Larry and Sergey Asked for a Loan …
10/27/2008
79 Gawande Atul The Itch 7/1/2008
80 Bowers Brent Early
Retirees in New Ventures, Mostly for Fun
7/7/2008
81 Gimbel Barney The
New New World Order
7/14/2008
82 Fox Justin The Curious Capitalist 7/17/2008
83     The
Economy Really is Fundamentally Strong
10/17/2008
84 Duhigg Charles Warning:
Habits May Be Good for You
7/22/2008
85 Kreutzer David The Impact of
Higher Gasoline Prices on Household Costs and Income
7/23/2008
86 McGeehan Patrick Wall
St. Bonuses Could Fall by $10 Billion, Affecting City and State
7/25/2008
87 Pausch Randy Last
Lecture
7/29/2008
88 Rohter Larry Shipping
Costs Start to Crimp Globalization
8/4/2008
89 Mouawad Jad Home
Energy Prices are expected to Soar
8/6/2008
90 Bradsher Keith Booming
China Suddenly Worries That a Slowdown Is Taking Hold
8/6/2008
91 Timmons Heather Cost-Cutting
in New York, but a Boom in India 
8/13/2008
92 Maltby Emily Small-business
owners’ outlook bleak
8/15/2008
93     Small
businesses hire as big companies cut 
9/16/2008
94 Rooney Ben Dreading
winter’s bitter bill
8/16/2008
95     Winter
heat crisis looms, little relief seen
9/2/2008
96 Barr Colin This
time, wage slaves can’t revolt
8/18/2008
97 Powell Bill Not-So-Great
Expectations
8/20/2008
98 Styles Geoffrey Pay-Go
for Renewable Energy Credits
8/26/2008
99 Reitze Jr Arnold Loaded Legislation 8/26/2008
100 Woody Todd From
rustbelt to greenbelt 
8/27/2008
101 Kirkpatrick Christopher Never Mind
the Economy Job Satisfaction’s Up
9/4/2008
102 Morgenson Gretchen If
the Pay Fix Is in, Good Luck Finding It 
9/9/2008
103 Ortutay Barbara Tech
Firms Fare Better Than Most in Jobs Slump
9/10/2008
104 Kristof Nicholas Need
a Job? $17,000 an Hour. No Success Required
9/18/2008
105 Martin  Patricia Rengen:
The Rise of the Cultural Consumer – and What it Means to your Business
9/25/2008
106 Berlin Leslie We’ll
Fill This Space, but First a Nap 
9/29/2008
107 Cain Miller Claire StarVest
Partners: It’s All About Data
10/1/2008
108     Credit
Crisis Spreads a Pall Over Silicon Valley
10/2/2008
109 Montalbano Elizabeth Bezos,
Benioff back health-care Web 2.0 startup
10/1/2008
110 Tugend Alina When
Job Hunting, Be Your Own Salesman
10/13/2008
111 Paumgarten Nick Freeze! 10/16/2008
112 Buffett Warren Buy
American. I am.
10/17/2008
113 Coll Steve Wall
Street and the Real Economy
10/17/2008
114 Hutchinson Martin Big Hole 10/17/2008
115 Norris Floyd First
Birthday for the Recession
10/20/2008
116 Sahadi Jeanne Here
comes stimulus – question is how
10/21/2008
117 Weddle Peter The Rise of
the Privileged Worker
10/23/2008
118 Krugman Paul Paul Krugman  10/26/2008
119 Smick David The
World is Curved: Hidden Dangers of the Global Economy
10/27/2008
120 Goulet Tag 10
Reasons You aren’t Getting Promoted 
10/28/2008
121 Goulet Catherine 10
Reasons You aren’t Getting Promoted 
10/28/2008
122 Brown Paul How
to Avoid Becoming a Failure Statistic
10/31/2008
123 Meece Mickey Inspiration
Can Be Found in Many Places, but You Need to Be Looking
10/31/2008
124 Belson Ken A
Happier Ending for One Oil Heat Customer
11/1/2008
125 Hawn Carleen Paul
Polak: 15 Rules for Business Success in Any Market
11/2/2008
126 Albrecht Chris UGC
+ Golf Tips = MyTourSwing.com
11/2/2008
127 Merritt Jennifer How
to Build a Job Network
11/10/2008
128 Bogner Norm 4Refuel 11/14/2008
129 Cohan William Our
Risk, Wall Street’s Reward 
11/17/2008
130 Reingold Jennifer Meet
Your New Leader 
11/17/2008
131     10
New Gurus You Should Know  
11/19/2008
132 Merrill Curt How to
launch a tech company in one weekend 
11/24/2008
133 Holland Kelley Why
Should Recession Stop the Recruiters?,
11/25/2008
134 Trunk Penelope Reason
to give thanks: There is no job shortage for young people
11/29/2008
135 Caplan Jeremy The
$100,000 Job Search: How the High-End Unemployed Cope
11/30/2008
136 Zernike Kate Never
Let Them See You Sweat 
12/2/2008
137 Lewin Tamar College
May Become Unaffordable for Most in the US
12/4/2008
138 Sellers Patricia How
to thrive in turbulent times
12/11/2008
139 O’Brien Jeffrey M. investing
heavily in data and information capabilities
12/11/2008
140 Kimes Mina Cisco
Systems layers it on
12/11/2008
141 Zupek Rachel Make
the Most of Being Jobless
12/15/2008
142 Hira Nadira Yers
won’t settle
12/17/2008
143 Leonhardt David Finding
Good News in Falling Prices
12/18/2008
144 Karydakis Anthony Deflation
is an empty threat (so far) 
12/18/2008
145 Carnoy David Self-publishing
a book: 25 things you need to know 
12/19/2008
146 Hurt III Harry Generation
With More Than Hand-Eye Coordination
12/23/2008
147 Tapscott Don Grown
Up Digital
12/23/2008
148 Erwin Patrick Experts:
Goof off at work, read a book, ignore e-mail 
12/28/2008

About benleeson
My name is Ben Leeson. I currently work for a large financial company in IT. I went to school at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY. I graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration concentrating in HR. Professor William Brown taught me and I enjoyed his classes; even acquiring an appreciation for just about all things HR. I didn’t pursue a job in that field after college but I’ve kept up with it. This blog will further my fascination with all things HR. I hope to grow my knowledge of the area through thoughtful writings and spirited feedback. I will attempt to have a fairly routine style so anyone reading can come to expect certain segments. Please excuse my incorrect grammar and occasional misspelling.

One Response to Thank You to Those that Inspired Me in 2008

  1. Dan Pink says:

    Thanks for the kind words, Ben. Happy New Year!CheersDan Pink

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