EppsNet Archive: G.L. Hoffman

A Case of Honorable Intentions?


My friend G.L. Hoffman sent this to me: I just want to add that I knocked my wife up on the first try, in case any of my neighbors are reading this . . . Read more →

EppsNet Book Review: Dig Your Job


Full disclosure: I got a free advance copy of this book because I know the author, G.L. Hoffman. The books I’ve read on business and career advice fall into three main categories: Academic theory (Quoting Dogbert) A bunch of obvious advice packaged with quotes from famous dead people A person who’s actually done something talks about what worked for them and what didn’t. Dig Your Job is in Category 3, like every other book I can think of to recommend to people. It’s a high-density book. Hoffman has done startups for 25 years and shares hundreds of ideas and observations about the workplace in blog-sized chunks. The style is conversational, easy to read — like having a career mentor you can consult whenever you want to. Hoffman is currently running excerpts from the book on his blog, so you can click over there for a free preview. Highly recommended! Read more →

The One-Sentence Motivator


My friend G.L. Hoffman has a great post over at U.S. News and World Report called “The One-Sentence Motivator.” His own one-sentence motivator (spoiler alert) is “Be the man you dreamed you could be when you were a little boy.” Here’s mine: To those who despair of everything reason cannot provide a faith, but only passion, and in this case it must be the same passion that lay at the root of the despair, namely humiliation and hatred. — Albert Camus It’s not as heartwarming as the little boy one but it gets me out of bed in the morning . . . Read more →