Reinventing oneself

Publish2 (on whose board I serve) just put up a contest to get a job: say how you are the future of journalism in a video or slideshow (or, oh yeah, text) and you get the job and a $1,000 signing bonus.

At the same time, Seth Godin opens a sort of business nonschool: six months hanging in his office, working on project, neither paying nor getting paid, to provide a springboard for a life change.