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October 8, 2007 / Toby Dayton

Life Advice from Tom Gimbel In A Jobing.com Video: Pick The Right Shirt Before Going Out At Night…

I will preface this post with the frank admission that I am slightly biased against the guys at Pursue The Passion (PTP). They approached JobDig this past spring about sponsoring their trip around the country during which they would be interviewing people about their careers and finding passion in their work. The concept seemed to be an intriguing one, and we began seriously considering the idea. In the middle of these discussions, we were informed that PTP had been approached by Jobing.com and they were going to work with them instead of us. Since then, I have been checking their site periodically to see the results of the trip and the videos of the interviews they had conducted. Today, I came across this video of an interview with Tom Gimbel, the founder and CEO of the LaSalle Network in Chicago. It starts out as a seemingly decent interview with some fairly mundane comments from a founder/entrepreneur. But then Tom starts talking about the Gwyneth Paltrow movie ‘Sliding Doors’ as, in his mind, the most predominant allegory of life, citing, for example, that the shirt the interviewer chooses to wear before going out to a bar may determine his fate for the night. The actual commentary is slightly more explicit than I’ve described, and all I can say is I’m glad there’s a Jobing.com logo on this video and not a JobDig logo.

[tags]Pursue The Passion, Tom Gimbel, The LaSalle Network, Sliding Doors, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jobing.com, Some Videos Should Be More Carefully Edited[/tags]