Think Long-term – Jeff Bezos in HBR

“If you’re long-term oriented, customer interests and shareholder interests are aligned.”  Jeff Bezos Back in the January/February edition of Harvard Business Review, Jeff Bezos emerged as the best-performing (living) CEO in the world.  Since 1996, he has delivered shareholder returns of 12,266%. There are some great insights in the brief interview but the one above, […]

Reasons to Write…

From Nicholas Bate, 21 reasons to write.  Worth a read… … as inspiration … as a reminder … as a means to re-focus. Technorati Tags: Nicholas Bate,Strategic Edge,Writing

Reasons to Write…

From Nicholas Bate, 21 reasons to write.  Worth a read… … as inspiration … as a reminder … as a means to re-focus. Technorati Tags: Nicholas Bate,Strategic Edge,Writing

Brainfluence – Roger Dooley

I’ve just finished Roger Dooley’s (he of the neuromarketing blog) book, Brainfluence. It’s an easy and insightful read divided into 100 short chapters each addressing an aspect of human perception and psychology as it relates to matters of marketing and influence.  In places, I found myself wanting more detail but the book is well-referenced with […]

Make It Easy On Yourself – Nicholas Bate

21 tips from Nicholas Bate for making it easier.  From… 1. asking a few more questions to… 21. enjoying the journey. Worth a ponder. Also from Nicholas and worth a muse: Old World of Work 7 New World of Work 7 As they say: compare and contrast. Technorati Tags: Nicholas Bate,Strategic Edge,Organisational Humanity,Freelancing,Sovereign Professional

Mmmm, yeah, days like these…

Reflections from Kurt Harden at Cultural Offering on days when you can drink in the air like spring water.                         Technorati Tags: Cultural Offering,Kurt Harden,Lake Garda

Mmmm, yeah, days like these…

Reflections from Kurt Harden at Cultural Offering on days when you can drink in the air like spring water.                         Technorati Tags: Cultural Offering,Kurt Harden,Lake Garda

The Hand-Written Word – Execupundit

A fellow fountain-pen fan, execupundit.com discusses the difference between the tactile, deliberate crafting of a hand-written word and the electronic / mechanical act of tapping a keyboard. Is it because we learn to write at such an early age (and never learn to type properly) that the mind-to-pen-to-paper connection is more visceral?  In Nicholas Carr’s […]

Grammar, we love you

Apparently, yesterday (4th March) was National Grammar Day in the USA.  In recognition, Brad Hoover posts this analysis on the HBR blog, based on Kyle Wiens earlier post regarding grammar (that I mentioned here). It’s not conclusive but it attempts to correlate good grammar with career success. Technorati Tags: Writing,grammar,HBR Blog,Brad Hoover,Kyle Wiens

HBR Guide to Better Business Writing – podcast

A fifteen minute podcast interview with Bryan Garner, author of the HBR Guide to Better Business Writing, here, is worth a listen. My favourite takeaway is the Flowers Paradigm, named after its creator, Betty Sue Flowers.  It’s a four-step approach to writing anything: Madman Architect Carpenter Judge Worth listening to just for this.  And if […]

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