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hidden talents don't fit in the box of your LinkedIn Profile

Dan Schmalle of Bottlehead Electronics - Photo courtesy of Steve Keller of Keller Photographic

Dan Schmalle, highly successful manufacturer of headphone amplifiers as well as class-a amplifiers in general, recorded me in Febrary of 2020 at "Bottlehead Studios," aka Bottlehead Electronics (Bottlehead.com). What is hidden is that, even though his talents are proven to lie in tube amplification, yet another passion that is unfolding for Dan is in the mystical realm of microphone development. In this recording we used a prototype that he created. Is it a coincidence that this is about the best live recording ever made of one of my songs? I don't think so.

In the world of LInkedin, if your profile does not point to one narrow slice of your abilities, you just don't fit in. "Distractions" in your profile, such as passions or abilities that would seem incompatible need to be avoided. You can really only have one career area. If you seek to describe yourself more fully, that just won't do. This is one of many areas in which 'linkedin profiling" will always come up short, and never fully explain the whole story in the career capabilities of an individual. So, here is a link to a passion I have that does not fit in with my professional profile: a song I wrote "One More Time" (working title).

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