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November 21, 2012

Just in case you haven’t read all of my previous blog posts (And why not?!?) I will preface this article by announcing my unabashed love of comic books. Nope, I’m not going to try and make my hobby sound hip and cool by calling them graphic novels. Mostly because the comics I read are about men in tights, not wistful days in Portland. The comic story-lines I’m drawn to are the same ones I read growing up. My dad’s Fantastic 4, Iron Man, Spiderman and Silver Surfer comics. I’m pretty sure the bright red hair I had as a teen was inspired by a deep-seated desire to be the Scarlet Witch — she was so cool!

But sometimes being a superhero is not all it’s cracked up to be. This Link Love is inspired by an article by Holland Dombeck. It’s about what happens to super heroes when the day no longer needs saving (very Watchmen). How “Hero Culture” is often incompatible with the everyday. How the worship of office heroes can leave their colleagues feeling under-appreciated and just plain annoyed. It’s an awesome post. You should definitely check it out, along with these other (super) cool articles.


Heroes are all about inspiring people to be great. Holland Dombeck’s great post was inspired by an article by Seth Godin of Seth’s Blog fame.

How would a super hero handle Facebook? The same way recruiters should, by taking control!

The recent U.S. elections elevated social media to hero statistic. In this article, president Obama’s digital super team shares tips for social media domination!

Is there any better accompaniment to comic books than Video games? Nope. Gameification is all the rage these days (wanna be friends on Fitocracy anyone?). John Sumser explains how it can relate to HR.

Movember’s not over, there’s still time to support these mustachioed HR heros in there epic battle against clean-shavednes and prostate cancer.

If you need a little boost, check out this real life Bruce Wayne and his unconventional campaign to brighten sick children’s days.

Oh, and I should probably admit that today’s super hero theme may also have something to do with the fact that I’m reaaaally excited about Iron Man 3… I’ve watched the trailer more times than I’d like to admit 🙂