I was thinking that we all learn by experience, but some of us have to go to summer school(Peter De Vries)

How are you spending your time during these hot, humid and at least for me, relatively quiet days of August? Personally I’m trying to avoid browsing all the amazing cardis Anthropologie is stocking for the fall (fa-bu-lous-ness) and rather adhering to the advice of a colleague who many years ago advised that when things are slow you should take advantage and ‘go to school’.   It was, and is, good advice. 

So off to summer school I’ve gone!  Although not like in HS when I was actually sent to summer school for gym.  God I hated gym.     

Anyway, I’ve been spending time browsing our corporate intranet and taking any online course I can find that may help to increase my general knowledge and expertise.  I’m also taking the time to improve my understanding of our corporate strategy, initiatives, brand and so forth.    If you have access to one – I bet you’ll find a lot more on your intranet than you might think.    If not, I’d see it as a great opportunity to contribute, and maybe that’s how you end up spending your downtime (hint, hint, nudge, nudge, wink, wink, jab)

Although I can’t (obviously) share what I’ve sourced internally with all of y’all, I CAN share other great bits of information and inspiration I’ve managed to find online – so here you go:

I’ll keep posting as I continue discovering.   Feel free to share anything you come across as well.

Happy Summer!
Joanie

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