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To Sell Is Human

February 14, 2014

Daniel Pink is a master of the art of the amplification of curated research. Like his kindred spirit, Malcolm Gladwell, Pink has taken keen insights in real life, organized them into a theme, woven the theme together with interesting and germane research, and capped it all off with regular doses of great advice.

This is not a book about sales — at least not in the classic sense. Instead, To Sell Is Human is a book for people who want to improve other’s lives and make the world a better place. I’m guessing that includes just about all of us.

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Brainstorming Doesn't Work

April 13, 2012

A broad range of widely accepted research is showing that the traditional sense of brainstorming doesn’t work. It just doesn’t produce good, original ideas. What does work? Debate and dissent.

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How to Read a Business Book

January 31, 2012

I read a lot of books. Well, I don’t actually “read” books — I devour them. I engage with a book as if it’s the backbone of a Ph.D. thesis and I am preparing for my oral defense. I create notes in Evernote. I highlight. I memorize. I capture the outline and the best ideas and I interweave them with my own thoughts and practices. The category “Recommended Reading” on this blog are some of my favorite books,…

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Heather Hollick has been helping others become better leaders and craft more meaningful careers for more than 25 years. Her experience spans both business and technology, operations and organizational development. Oh, and she was born in Canada, so she can't help but be helpful. 😉

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