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? " Best, Mind Tools - Career Training, Management Training, Leadership Sk. TikiWiki : GettingThingsDoneOnwikidPad. Seth's Blog. Where did all the good jobs go?
They didn’t head to other countries or even down the street. The good jobs I’m talking about are the ones that our parents were used to. Steady, consistent factory work. The sort of middle class job you could build a life around. Jobs where you do what you’re told, an honest day’s work, and get rewarded for it. Those jobs. The computer ate them. For a hundred years, industrialists have had a clearly stated goal: standardized workers building standardized parts.
The assembly line was king, and the cruel logic of commodity economics pushed industrialists to improve productivity. We invented public school to give the industrialists enough compliant workers. But as the economy grew, the demand for workers for these jobs grew as well. The computer (and the network it enabled) turbocharged this race toward cheaper and faster. The computer patiently measures and reports. And the network creates value in connection. So, the computer: And the network? 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.