Darwin - Information for Executives - darwinmag.com - from IDG. Business Blogs - RSS Feeds - Business Case Studies. Soundview Executive Book Summaries:Business Book Summaries in au. The 10 Secrets of a Master Networker. Keith Ferrazzi enters your life like a circus coming to town -- the two ringing cell phones, the two PalmPilots, the multiple conversations in which he seems to be listening and talking simultaneously.
The way he walks and looks, all tanned and fit, with the styled hair and custom suit and black Prada shoes. The deals that are hanging in the air, the favors being extended or secured, the sideshows, the laughter, the juggling. That irresistible balloon of energy. We've just bolted from the Yale Club and are hustling through midtown Manhattan in a cab, heading for Rockefeller Center and a lunch we're already late for with an important television executive. A Ferrazzi friend. And yet, sitting with Ferrazzi in the cab, I am aware of what many company owners will think of all this.
In the cab I'm thinking I'll press Ferrazzi on that issue, lead him carefully through my list of questions, get to the bottom of networking's unseemliness. "Have you ever thought of broadcast journalism? " Mind Tools - Career Training, Management Training, Leadership Sk. TikiWiki : GettingThingsDoneOnwikidPad. Seth's Blog. We still teach a lot of myths in the intro to economics course, myths that spill over to conventional wisdom.
Human beings make rational decisions in our considered long-term best interest. Actually, behavioral economics shows us that people almost never do this. Our decision-making systems are unpredictable, buggy and often wrong. We are easily distracted, and even more easily conned. Every time we assume that people are profit-seeking, independent, rational actors, we've made a mistake. The free market is free. The free market only works because it has boundaries, rules and methods of enforcement. Profit is a good way to demonstrate the creation of value. In fact, it's a pretty lousy method. Profit is often a measure of short-term imbalances or pricing power, not value. I hope we can agree that a caring nurse in the pediatric oncology ward adds more value than a well-paid cosmetic plastic surgeon doing augmentations. The best way to measure value created is to measure value, not profit. Marc's Outlook on Productivity. Wow!
I know it's been kind of spotty here at Marc's Outlook these past few months. I've been a busy boy - lots of writing projects, a tremendous amount of activity going on at the day job, blogging over at Weblogs, Inc., the holidaze - it all adds up. Two nice things have happened recently that I'm really very pleased about. I was named a Microsoft MVP for Tablet PCs by Microsoft this year, joining an incredibly talented group of folks who have helped to make that community a vibrant, passionate place to hang out. It's a singular honor and one I will cherish. A number of months ago, I was interviewed by Chris Tucker, a writer for American Way magazine - the in-flight publication for American Airlines. The article is available online . Here we are just barely halfway through January and a couple of high water marks have already been set.