How to Turn Yourself Into a Morning Person, Backed by Science... even if you're convinced you're a night owl, and hate waking up early.
This was quite a timely read for me. I, unfortunately, work on a team where nobody at a working level is quite sure what we are collectively trying to achieve; i.e. the longer term goals of the team, and indeed the corporation, are simply not clear to anyone. Repeated attempts to urge leadership to work … Continue reading 4 ways to quiet imposter syndrome and start believing in yourself
In order to succeed, almost everyone—whether business owner or employee—must be memorable. Out of sight is out of mind, and out of mind is out of business.
We spend a lot of energy looking for shortcuts to save time, and sure, those shortcuts add up. But when I look back, my biggest time regrets aren't spending too much time on Twitter or mismanaging my daily tasks. Those are bad habits, but there are bigger, more systematic time wasters that have really gotten in the way. Fixing these will free up a massive amount of time and energy.
This post is not about watches - it is about raising your mental game to the next level... A getAbstract summary of a book entitled "The Playmaker's Advantage" by Leonard Zaichkowsky and Daniel Peterson. In all honesty, after reading this you probably dont need to buy the book; but if you decide to - please consider buying … Continue reading The Playmaker’s Advantage
Nothing incredible is accomplished alone. You need others to help you, and you need to help others. With the right team, you can form a web of connections to make the seemingly impossible practically inevitable. The Instigator: Someone who pushes you, who makes you think. Who motivates you to get up and … Continue reading The 6 People You Need in Your Corner
The venture capitalist wants kids to skip college and companies to stop listing degrees as a job requirement. But will it work? Flickr/thekenyeung Looking to hire someone without a college degree? One Silicon Valley investor thinks you should. Venture capitalist Peter Thiel, who has backed some of the Valley’s most successful start-ups, has recently been … Continue reading Is Peter Thiel Misguiding Young Entrepreneurs?
When you bend your business to your ego, you forfeit your capacity to believe. You've defined your company’s practices as only those things and people that you can influence, control and manipulate. With this corporate policy of assumed perfection, you give away the keys to your ability to imagine your business as wildly successful. Your … Continue reading The Power of Business Imagination
Facebook's latest $1 billion acquisition smacks of a desperation that LinkedIn consistently manages to avoid. Image: Flickr/Coletivo Mambembe With all due respect to Facebook, paying $1 billion for Instagram smacks of desperation. It's as if CEO Mark Zuckerberg is terrified of becoming irrelevant and is willing to spend insane amounts of money in order … Continue reading LinkedIn Will Outlive Facebook. Here’s Why
I often feel awkward when I go to a conference. Reluctant to sidle up to a stranger and introduce myself, I roam, like I did at college parties, self-conscious, seltzer water in hand, not fitting in. In the midst of a sea of people chatting away enthusiastically, I am uncomfortable and alone. But when my … Continue reading How to Attend a Conference as Yourself