Whether you are trying to launch your entrepreneurial vision, close a big deal, land your dream job, get that promotion or support a philanthropic effort, we are all looking for that spot-on gesture that’s the perfect balance of clever, classy and
The resignation of Binny Bansal of Flipkart is the latest in a series of departures of heavyweight CEOs in recent months.While the background of each of these resignations is different, there is a common pattern with deeper implications linking them
Talented people are bombarded with opportunities. So many that yours could easily be lost in the crowd. There’s a simple way to make your opportunities stand out — package your jobs as if you’re marketing a product. I was reminded...
Two young men were out in a rowboat when it overturned. Luckily, two women were nearby in another boat and came to their aid. They were a long way from shore and needed medical attention. Unfortunately, the women had neither a radio nor a
One day many years ago, two young fellows were in a quarrel, and it had signs of becoming serious. Future U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, himself a young man at the time, but with an earnest desire for fair play, was called upon to decide the
I wish I had a dollar for every time I’ve called someone and the response I received is that they are in a meeting. I often wonder if they are in a meeting to see if they should have a meeting. According to the MeetingKing website, in the
I talk to and meet many companies on a daily basis. Each and every company is a special snowflake … or so they think. Your product or service might be unique, but the truth is that the internal structure of...
Most Personality Quizzes Are Junk Science. I Found One That Isn't."The MBTI is astrology for nerds." Say it with me again: personality types are a myth, traits are on a continuum, and the major dimensions include extravert-introvert, agreeable-
This is a post about something I’ve been wanting to write about forever: careers. Society tells us a lot of things about what we should want in a career and what the possibilities are—which is weird because I’m pretty sure society knows very little
“Mr. Jones, of the Manor Farm, had locked the hen-houses for the night, but was too drunk to remember to shut the popholes.”So begins Animal Farm, George Orwell’s classic novella. I’ve read Animal Farm many times. But now, for the first time, I’m
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