I really enjoyed this article, and in particular, the second point.
Create additional income streams, even if you are an employee.
You might have a non-compete clause in your employment agreement, but it doesn’t cover everything, right? There is certainly something you can do to diversify your income stream in this hairtrigger layoff, outsourcing-crazed world we live in. And not only will doing so bring in more money, it will in all likelihood make you a more valuable employee to your firm.