Here are 5 great posts on the topic of being a “mentor & advisor” from some pretty good sources.
- The Mentor Manifestor » David Cohen HowTo Mentor from TechStars Founder.
- On the hook » Seth Godin How Mentorship Works
- Five Signs that Your Mentor Is Giving You Bad Advice » Robert I. Sutton (Harvard Business Review) (LinkedIn Version) I like the concept of “reverse mentoring” described.
- Stables and Volatiles » Rands in Repose – Your Mentor/Advisor is usually a “stable” who has forgotten that much of their success came from being a “volatile”
- 20-Year-Old Hunter S. Thompson’s Superb Advice … » Brain Pickings Amazingly sane advice from Mr Gonzo himself.
and a bonus collection of career advice posts — Career Planning With pmarca, Seth Godin, & Steve Blank (and Ben Horowitz)