Improving the Annual Performance Review with Linkedin

As part of many companies’ annual performance review process, employees are asked to submit the names of people they have worked with so their bosses can ask for feedback. Cross-pollinating that with the Linkedin recommendation section may be an interesting way to add value or participation to the overall experience. How would using a recommendation-like… Continue reading Improving the Annual Performance Review with Linkedin

Does Interest In Your Career Influence Your Outcomes

How much does interest in your career influence your performance or rewards? Can you really be effective if you’re not interested? Over the lifecycle of your career, how has your level of interest coincided with what you were doing or what moves you’ve made or your general performance level? To demonstrate this, take out a… Continue reading Does Interest In Your Career Influence Your Outcomes

Making Decisions With Your Internal Board of Directors

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Companies use them as sounding boards for big decisions so isn’t it time that you developed your own Board of Directors? Running your decisions by a group of people you admire and respect and who could look at things from various angles could yield amazing insight. In order to get the best Board of Directors… Continue reading Making Decisions With Your Internal Board of Directors

Lessons From A Think Week: Taking A Personal Retreat

I tried something that I’ve heard has worked wonders for many people in the past, including BIll Gates. Think Week.  The legend as I remember it, was that for two weeks every year Bill would shut out all communication with the outside world, have his assistant slide grilled cheese sandwiches into his office a couple… Continue reading Lessons From A Think Week: Taking A Personal Retreat

What I Learned About Business From Steve Aoki

  Steve Aoki is a DJ/Producer that puts on one of the greatest shows in music today.  Seeing him live is an interactive experience and his energy is infectious. By the end of the show you’re jumping up and down along with him–more than you ever have in your life–covered in champagne and cake, and… Continue reading What I Learned About Business From Steve Aoki

Use Your Out of Office Message to Change Your Life

When you open your email inbox after a vacation do you ever take the time to analyze what happened? Usually, over a short period of time people generally get the point and stop emailing you frivolously. Could receiving less unnecessary email benefit you? If you want more time in your day and a more valuable inbox,… Continue reading Use Your Out of Office Message to Change Your Life

Commuting School: Learn Anything in No Extra Time

  Have you ever wanted to navigate patent law, learn a new programming language, solve for X in a Diophantine equation? How would you like to learn it almost automatically, without having to spend any extra time on it throughout your day? I was first introduced to the term No Extra Time (NET) by Tony… Continue reading Commuting School: Learn Anything in No Extra Time

How To Pick Your Work Partner: Stories From Serial Entrepreneurs

In this video from Stanford’s ecorner series called “The Value of True Partnerships,” Wences Casares and Meyer Malka talk about what it takes to make a strong partnership work and how they’ve been able to successfully work together through multiple companies. Their talk applies whether it’s finding a partner for a start up or just… Continue reading How To Pick Your Work Partner: Stories From Serial Entrepreneurs

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