Every so often a book comes along that changes the way you see the world. Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success, which comes out today, is one of those books. In 305 insightful pages, Wharton professor Adam Grant recasts our notions of what it takes to succeed. Talent is a factor, of course. […]
Phil Rosenthal has a great column in the Sunday Chicago Tribune arguing that one of the late Roger Ebert’s greatest legacies is as a businessman and pioneer of the “brand called you.” You should read Rosenthal’s entire piece, but here’s a summary of the lessons he’s distilled from Ebert’s life. 1.
Ponder for a moment the following: The iPad. Cloud computing. Apps. A few years ago, they barely existed. Now they're part of our lives. That swift journey from nonexistent to indispensable seems to happen a lot these days -- which got me thinking. What digital tools was I not using two years ago that today I can't imagine
There’s lots to dislike about the modern workplace. Dunderheaded managers. Snarls of bureaucracy. And all those endless meetings. But Ray Fisman and Tim Sullivan say all those threats to our sanity might actually be helpful — the equivalent of sheep in wolves’ clothing. In their provocative and endlessly interesting new book, The Org: The
Not sure how I missed this until now — but if you loved Alec Baldwin’s cameo in Glengarry Glen Ross (NSFW), which I write about in To Sell is Human (SFW), you’ll love this 4-minute Saturday Night Live clip:
First we had IQ. Next came EQ. Now, Bruce Nussbaum introduces CQ — Creative Intelligence. In his new book Creative Intelligence: Harnessing the Power to Create, Connect, and Inspire (Amazon, BN, or IndieBound), Nussbaum, a former assistant managing editor of Businessweek and a current Professor of Innovation and Design at Parsons-The
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