Mike and Mark,
I just wanted to take the time to thank you. I was listening to several of your podcasts which I happened to stumble upon in a [b]very[/b] lucky twist of fate. In several of them, you made statements towards the point that you wished a younger generation would follow some of these simple rules, talking about how you had discussed them with your children.
I am that younger generation and I thank you. I graduate college in December of 2004 and have found myself in my first corporate position. For the last year and a half I have been looking, searching, for a guide on how to behave, survive, and thrive in the Corporate environment. One such guide that I found was "Career Warfare: Building a personal brand" and although it gave me more concrete insight it was not able to put the ideas into the way that you are able to clarify.
I have made my mistakes, but am attempting to improve my abilities and to learn from all those around me. If there is anything I can do for you, please let me know and keep up the good work!