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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.

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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. Ask a hundred students at Harvard Business School if they expect to be up for a good job when they graduate, and all of them will say "yes.

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" Ask a bright ten-year old girl if she expects to have a chance at a career as a mathematician, and the odds are she's already been brainwashed into saying "no. " Expectations aren't guarantees, but expectations give us the chance to act as if, to trade now for later, to invest in hard work and productive dreaming on our way to making an impact. Expectations work for two reasons. First, they give us the enthusiasm and confidence to do hard work. Second, like a placebo, they subtly change our attitude, and give us the resilience to make it through the rough spots. When our culture (our media, our power structures, our society) says, "people who look like you shouldn't expect to have a life like that," we're stealing.

Expectations are not guarantees. Expectations that don't match what's possible are merely false dreams. 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,