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Dan Oshinsky, Director of Newsletters - BuzzFeed

After 8+ years of blogging and 750+ posts, there’s a lot to sort through on this blog. So here are my favorites.

The blog post about Bruce Springsteen that inspired the name of this site:

1. Good. Better. Done.

Posts about doing the work:

2. Do the Work. Always Do The Work.
3. Just Don’t.
4. How Long Are You Willing To Suck?
5. Some Advice to the Kid Who Was Afraid of Jumping Into the Pool This Morning.
6. The Magic Equation: Work = Passion + Hustle + Skills + Time + Tribe.
7. The Worst Piece Of Advice You Can Give.

Posts about surviving office life:

8. How To Write A Great Email.
9. 10 Things That Will Save You So Much Trouble At The Office.
10. The Power Of Saying “No.”
11. Stuff I Didn’t Know Was OK When I Started My First Job.
12. Before You Take A Leap, Find Your Anchor.

Posts about building your career:

13. Write It In Reverse.
14. Talk To Your Friends.
15. How To Explain That Blip In Your Resume.
16. What Do You Want In A First Job?
17. How Do You Know It’s Time To Leave Your Job?

Posts about me:

18. 17 Things I Learned From My Day With Warren Buffett.
19. The Time MLK Day Changed My Life.
20. A Note To My High School Self, 10 Years Later.
21. Finish What You Start.

I also write a post every Thanksgiving called “The Things I Believe.” It’s one of my favorite blog traditions. You can read every post from that series here.


All photos of me on were taken by Anthony Lindsey, and graciously re-used here with permission of Campaign Monitor.

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