Perks as Life

September 28, 2008

SO, SINCE ITS RELEASE last week, I’ve been delving into the launch videos surrounding Adobe’s Creative Suite 4. The conscious effort by Adobe to change its workflow ideas to fit the changing, integrated, interactive landscape of the media production industry was actually quite impressive. I was half expecting a half-assed dot release rushed out to scoop up the remaining dollars in a failing economy.

I’m pretty excited to get my hands on a copy of the new Web+Design suite. The design-centric box art is beautiful, which is great, since I’ll be staring at the box on my dresser for the next month-and-a-half.

See, I left my job as the Multimedia Editor of a business magazine at a major local publishing company a few weeks ago to pursue some of my personal entrepreneurial ventures. Just as my checking account is ready to cough out his last dollar, I need to return this ridiculously-loaded MacBook Pro and all of its peripherals to my ex-company. Not to mention my health insurance, life insurance, gym membership and monthly bus passes. I’ll miss the perks.

Even though I’m no longer encumbered by work, my days are still consumed by working on my business startups (thank you, economy, for crapping on my timing). But, until I turn a sizable profit, I’ll be hanging on freelance journalist jobs to pay the rent(s) and maybe working a deadbeat job where I can work on my { non-existant } laptop while sitting in a midnight security desk or on an Internet help line.

O magic laptop, materialize from the beautiful box. Spring to life from your imaginary world, and bring with you your friends: health insurance and bus pass.

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They Call Me Mr. “Snappy”

September 25, 2008

WOW. HAS IT REALLY BEEN FOUR MONTHS since my last blog post? Obviously, I’ve been busy. But somehow, after only three wine-powered, sarcasm-laden posts, the mysterious gods of the Interweb (aka HRWorld.com) named my humble blog number 11 overall and number 1 in “Creativity and Inspiration” on “The Top 100 Management and Leadership Blogs That All Managers Should Bookmark.”

Check it:
http://www.hrworld.com/features/top-100-management-blogs-061008/

“A Budding Contrapreneur: This snappy new blog by Matthew K. Ing talks about ideas and why some fail.”

I have to thank Google and its global movement to replace true journalistic research with -–type, type, click–- for the honor. But who am I to complain? I guess I owe it to all my disappointed fans to actually write something. I have a bunch of ventures on my plate right now, but, like any good American, I might be taking more from the buffet than I could possibly eat. More to come… (And this time I mean it. At least today. We’ll see how I feel tomorrow)

Lead Like a Woman

May 2, 2008

I JUST GOT OUT OF A MEETING with the woman leaders of Hawaii’s business community and the State’s largest non-profits. These are some powerful, ultra-intelligent, forward-thinking women. I was just taking notes and trying to absorb their awesomeness, but now I’m bursting with ideas. More to come later…

{ I’m still at work }

OK, SO I DECIDED TO create my own Myspace. It’s not like I don’t have access to the Space; I’ve been using my company Myspace (Roots Rhythm Clothing Company) to stalk estranged friends for almost two years now. I guess I just want to “express my indivduality” in the most generic way possible. Oh ya, and I have a Facebook.

http://www.myspace.com/matthew_ing

I know, not a very creative URL. I saw the most intuitive branding opportunity, and I took it.

Market power.

I DON’T KNOW HOW you stumbled on this blog. But if you’re that desperate for something to read right now, click here. I just updated my “About” page. That’s it. Read it then leave. Then forgive my nastiness and come back in a few weeks. Colon, dash, close parenthesis.