Thanks for sharing the good news. And thanks for sharing your best career advice. From all, this that I quote below is the one that impressed me the most. It shows, in part, who is behind the editorial team at EBN and part of the EBN success.
Many journalists have a key editor behind. The editor who is going to say the words that will stick with you for the rest of your days as a journalist. I can only guess what would that editor say to you today after this accomplishment.
"Each min award recipient was asked today to comment on one of two questions -- the best or worst career advice they had received or the challenges ahead for their organization. I talked about the best career advice I received early in my profession as a journalist. It came from an editor who brusquely told me to dust myself off after being manhandled by soldiers during a reporting assignment.
I wanted to immediately tell that editor about the nasty experience, but after making sure I was fine, he politely told me to file my story first. "I'll take you to dinner, I'll be happy to commiserate with you, and I'll listen to whatever you have to say -- after the story has been filed, edited and published," he said. "But I need the story first. We don't publish excuses; we publish stories."
The lesson stuck. At EBN, we promise to not give excuses but to do our best to get our readers the information and the tools they need to be better at their jobs."
Hearty Congratulations on the "Best of Web Award"!
It is good to know you are doing your best to get information out to readers in a user friendly format. It is better when the readers see this as tools to improve their work performance, but the best is when you are acknowledged for this great deed.
EBN Dialogue enables and encourages you to participate in live chats with notable leaders and luminaries. Not only editors and journalists, but the entire EBN community is able to comment and ask questions. Listed below are upcoming and archived chats.
Thailand Stages a Comeback Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Microsoft Surface: Potential Winners & Losers What are the implications for the electronics industry supply chain of Microsoft Corp.'s decision to launch its own tablet PC? Join industry veteran and EE Times' systems and OEM expert Rick Merritt on Tuesday, July 3, at 12:00 pm EDT for a Live Chat on this subject.
Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Peter Drucker famously said "Trying to predict the future is like trying to drive down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window." Yet in the razor's-edge world of electronics—with a lean supply chain and just-in-time demands—the need to know the future is vital.
While no one really can accurately predict the future, we can take guidance from another Drucker saying which is the best way to predict the future is to create it.
You've heard the saying "the No. 1 supply chain risk is your people." That hasn't always been the case. But today's complex global supply chain requires a new type of multitalented employee. It's one who understands, finance, marketing, economics, is savvy with technology, graceful with relationships and can think analytically.
Where are these people? Are universities properly preparing the next generation supply chain professionals? How do train your existing workforce for these new, demanding positions?
Brian Fuller, editor-in-chief of EBN, will lead a 60-minute Avnet Velocity panel discussion that will ask and answer these and other questions swirling around today's supply-chain talent challenges.