Jeremiah Owyang of Forrester has some interesting career tips. The basics are (with my thoughts inline):
Learn something new every day - read interesting blogs
Often, the fastest way Up is Out - if you don’t have a large stake in a company, remember that you’re the chicken in the breakfast, not the pork (committed vs. affiliated)
Reverse engineer the job you want - get a mentor
Education matters, but not as much as you thought - you don’t have to go to business school to make a lot of money
You are a company of one - enumerate your personal accomplishments and be able to articulate them
Develop your plan, and put it in writing - don’t be lazy
A couple weeks ago I posted about how LinkedIn can help you build your career as well.