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Jen McGinn shares her past successes and failures as both a mentee and a mentor.

AKA "Wise advice (that we would probably receive) from the grandparents of the world, to guide us in our mentoring relationships..."

Steve Denning offers sage advice for those on both sides of the mentoring relationship

Rich Buttiglieri shares ideas for enhancing the skills and professional development of junior UX practitioners.

Rich's slides are online at

Bob Thomas explains his 5 rules for mentoring new UX professionals:

1. Sometimes, your boss can be your mentor.

2. Sometimes, your boss *can't* be your mentor.

3. A mentor is responsible for guiding and assisting the mentee, based on a social contract.

4. You can't mentor a stone.

5. Perspective is additive.

Slides for this presentation can be found at

Mike Ryan presents some lessons for mentees in the style of motivational posters.

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Susan Mercer shares her perspective on informal mentoring, including what makes a good mentor and mentee.

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Jeff Moriarty gives an introduction to Ignite Phoenix #12, explaining the idea of the Hero's Journey, and how to look for its milestones in your own life.

Ignite Phoenix #12 was held May 4th, 2012in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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What is Ignite?

Ignite is a geek event in over 100 cities worldwide. At the events Ignite presenters share their personal and professional passions, using 20 slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds for a total of just five minutes.

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