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Pinkcast 4. Advice from Bob Sutton: Do people leave encounters with you with more energy or less?

Mon, 21 Mar 2016 14:11:06 +0000

LINKS: Rob Cross’s research: What Creates Energy in Organizations? | Charged Up: Managing the Energy That Drives Innovation. Bob Sutton’s last 3 books: Scaling Up Excellence: Getting to More Without Settling for Less (Amazon | BN | IndieBound); Good Boss, Bad Boss: How to Be the Best and Learn From the Worst (Amazon |BN |IndieBound); The No A**hole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving […]

Beta test 3. Why you should take notes by hand

Thu, 10 Mar 2016 14:15:32 +0000

LINKS: The underlying research: The Pen is Mightier Than the Keyboard: Advantages of Longhand Over Laptop Notetaking by Pam Mueller at Princeton and Daniel Oppenheimer at UCLA. Articles on the Mueller-Oppenheimer research: Scientific American, Harvard Business Review, APS News. My favorite paper notebooks: Field Notes My favorite source for pencils: CW Pencil Enterprise I process my handwritten notes using a […]

Protected: Pinkcast 1: My go-to productivity trick

Tue, 23 Feb 2016 22:36:32 +0000

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Interview with Steven D. Lockshin, author of Get Wise to Your Advisor

Tue, 22 Oct 2013 18:49:48 +0000

All of us could use some advice on how to manage our finances. But Steven D. Lockshin says we ought to heed a billboard-sized warning: Be careful out there. “[T]he financial advice industry,” he says in his important new book Get Wise to Your Advisor: How to Reach Your Investment Goals Without Getting Ripped Off, […]

How to get ahead: 5 questions for Joel Garfinkle

Thu, 12 Sep 2013 22:48:49 +0000

Not everyone craves the proverbial key to the executive washroom, but nearly everyone wants to have influence in their workplace, have others think well of them, and attain success in a way that’s meaningful to their lives. Joel Garfinkle has coached countless executives in how to reach their goals, and now he’s written a book called […]

How to Pitch Better: The Rhyming Pitch

Mon, 24 Jun 2013 14:18:23 +0000

Here’s the latest in our series of short videos based on Chapter 7 of To Sell is Human. The message of this one: Perhaps it’s time for you to rhyme.

How to Pitch Better: The Email Pitch

Mon, 10 Jun 2013 12:57:09 +0000

In the second short video based on Chapter 7 of To Sell is Human, wherein I reveal the six successors to the elevator pitch, we answer this urgent question: How do you craft an effective email subject line?

How to Pitch Better: The Question Pitch

Mon, 20 May 2013 13:02:57 +0000

Today we begin a new series of short videos based on Chapter 7 of To Sell is Human, wherein I reveal the 6 successors to the elevator pitch. Up first is The Question Pitch, which shows when you should use the interrogative to make your case (and when you should avoid it).

The 6 essential lessons of a satisfying, productive career

Thu, 16 May 2013 12:49:26 +0000

Just in time for graduation season, Johnny Bunko is here to remind you of the 6 essential lessons of any satisfying, productive career: 1. There is no plan. Make decisions for fundamental, not instrumental, reasons. 2. Think strengths, not weaknesses. What do you consistently do well? What gives you energy rather than drains it? 3. It’s not […]

Dan Ariely’s revised model of labor

Thu, 09 May 2013 12:37:50 +0000

Below is a fantastic TED Talk from Dan Ariely on why people work hard, when they’re willing to make extreme efforts, and how easy it is to crush their motivation. Among the insights and provocations: “Ignoring the performance of people is almost as bad as shredding their effort in front of their eyes.” “Is efficiency […]

Are you inside the circle or outside?

Wed, 08 May 2013 13:03:14 +0000

The annotated map below has been lighting up the the social mediasphere in the last couple days — and for good reason. It forces those of us outside the circle (I’m looking at you, America) to ponder what the next century will really be like.

Is your focus prevention or promotion? 5 questions for Halvorson & Higgins

Thu, 18 Apr 2013 12:59:55 +0000

On the cover of Focus: Use Different Ways of Seeing the World for Success and Influence are a red light and a green light. The symbols nicely capture the central idea in this fascinating book (Buy it on Amazon, BN, 800CeoRead, or IndieBound), which debuts today. Heidi Grant Halvorson and E. Tory Higgins, who together […]

Office Hours is back — and it’s sticky!

Thu, 11 Apr 2013 13:38:34 +0000

Office Hours — our super-cool, call-in, radio-ish program — has been on hiatus for a few months. But we’re coming back with a great show to kick off our 2013 season. On Friday April 12, 2013 at 2:30pm EDT, I’ll be talking with Chip Heath and Dan Heath, authors of blockbuster books, Made to Stick, […]

Why givers (often) succeed: 5 questions for Adam Grant

Tue, 09 Apr 2013 13:09:13 +0000

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. […]

8 Business Lessons from Roger Ebert

Mon, 08 Apr 2013 12:58:43 +0000

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.  Know your identity. Even […]

Are meetings a force for good?: Some questions for the authors of The Org

Mon, 25 Mar 2013 12:51:22 +0000

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 Underlying […]

Always Be Cobbling

Sat, 09 Mar 2013 18:44:38 +0000

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:

Be mindful, meaningful, and masterly: 3 questions for Bruce Nussbaum

Thu, 07 Mar 2013 17:06:07 +0000

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 New School of Design, makes […]