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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 10 Secrets of a Master Networker

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. Presidential primaries in the US have several problems.

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We do it the way we do it because that's the usual way, not because it works particularly well. The biggest problem is that the people who vote are usually the most political, which means that winning a primary involves going hard to one edge or another. Instead of electing for consistent productive consensus we nominate for short-term TV sound bytes. The next is polling. The media plus lack of official information equals tons of guessing, and as the primaries warm up, polling becomes the dominant driver of what happens next. The media are turning this more and more into a sporting event, and the polls are the play by play, except they’re being done in the dark. A bigger problem is the uneven influence of voting. These two problems lead to the biggest one: Parties often don’t nominate their best candidate (where ‘best’ might mean electable or talented, you pick). Before you list your objections, some of the features: A.

B. 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. Schopeng.<br>htm: Thirty - Eight Ways to Win an Argument,