Category Archive: Book Notes

Four Qualities of People Who Change the World

Jobs are boring dead things that suck the life out of you, but a person with a mission has found a new lens for life. The greater the thing you live for the richer… Continue reading

The Editor of Forbes on Grit

If you’re not pretty or smart don’t worry. Intelligence doesn’t determine success. Emotional intelligence is more important than general intelligence, but hard work is more important than both. Just get dirty and do the… Continue reading

Peter Drucker’s 9 Functions of a Mentor

I don’t care who you are or what you do. Be a mentor. Have a mentor. Don’t worry if you don’t understand mentoring. Just go engage in one of the nine behaviors that follow. 9… Continue reading

How to Capture Attention and Establish Trajectory

Frank Lloyd Wright said an expert is someone who has “stopped thinking because he ‘knows.’”* I ignored Warren Berger’s email. It arrived on February 24, 2014, and sat in my inbox for weeks.… Continue reading

Solving the Blabbing Leader Problem

Leave a comment on this post for a chance to win one of twenty-five copies of, “Brief,” by Joe McCormack. In hectic environments brevity is power. People tune out when you blab on.… Continue reading

Don’t Get Ignored

Long emails get pushed aside or ignored. “One of the worst things in people’s careers is to be ignored.” Joseph McCormack, author of, “Brief: Make a Bigger Impact by Saying Less.” People form… Continue reading