Learn the rules of commerce

Here’s what often keeps artists poor: they are unwilling to learn the basic rules of commerce. Instead, many of them worship a moral code that removes all chances for financial success because it’s grounded in highlighting their struggles, instead of their...
On becoming a professor…

On becoming a professor…

Recently, I signed a contract to work as an Associate Professor in Digital Culture, for one year. The contract is with a new French university (l’UFO) in Ontario, Canada. I thought I’d write a little something about the experience, because it’s a...
Salary negotiations 101

Salary negotiations 101

Here’s a little primer on how to deal with salaries for professional jobs. I’ve written this with academics and private industry professionals in mind, but it can apply to almost everyone who is applying to jobs where the salary scales aren’t...