Podcast Of The Week: Will Smith, Before The Slap

This is the Will Smith conversation I needed.  Pre-slap I was evangelizing the book as maybe the best non-business business book I’d read so far in 2022.  Post-slap I had a lot of “arghs” “ughs” “icks” and “what” meets “why” feels.  Jon Caramanica and Soraya Nadia McDonald get into the career arc of Smith, how … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: Will Smith, Before The Slap

If You Want To Get Ahead, You Have To Learn Their Language

Everything’s a peacock feather.  Or, as Rory Sutherland says, “A flower is just a weed with a marketing budget.”  The bigger the corporate ladder, the fancier the terms. If you want to climb it, learn the terms and learn what they really mean.  Likewise, if you want to climb any ladder, figure out the words … Continue reading If You Want To Get Ahead, You Have To Learn Their Language

The Best Career Advice I’ve Ever Read

This is the best career advice I’ve ever read, via Josh Brown: Make yourself useful to smart, successful people. That’s how you should spend the first ten years of your career. Surround yourself with smart, successful people and then bet on them. That’s how you should spend the next ten years. And then you’re done, … Continue reading The Best Career Advice I’ve Ever Read

How French People Sing Along To American Songs (And What It Can Teach Us About Impostor Syndrome)

As my sister-in-law explained it to me while we listened to a bar band in France play standard American bar band songs, When French people like a song but don’t speak the language, we call the made-up words we sing along with “yaourter.” It means “yogurt,” or “to yogurt.” When you’re yogurting you’re just doing … Continue reading How French People Sing Along To American Songs (And What It Can Teach Us About Impostor Syndrome)

Podcast Of The Week: Making The Big Leaps With Angie Colee

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Angie Colee is a marketer and coach I greatly admire. A big part of the reason for my admiration is her "get back up and keep fighting forward" attitude. She's taken some amazing career strides very publicly in the past several years and it's been remarkable to follow along. Angie recently appeared on the Copy … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: Making The Big Leaps With Angie Colee

Human Resources With Soul: Follow Rules AND Grow Talent

In Rishad Tobaccowala’s book, Restoring the Soul of Business, he addresses the two roles Human Resources (HR) play in an organization. These are handy rules in general about the human relationships we build inside of organizations of any size, with or without a dedicated department. HR Rule #1: to ensure processes, laws, and systems are … Continue reading Human Resources With Soul: Follow Rules AND Grow Talent