Blog: "Someone Should Have Taught Me This..."

Essential guides, techniques, and psychology principles for building a kick-ass marketing operation

A Belated Thank You For a Great Mention

I want to say a very sincere and very belated thank you to Jared Blake DiCroce of the blog JaredBlakeDiCroce: Chicken soup for the deranged and enlightened mind. Back in January, Jared named this blog as one of his "7 & 7 Awards." The 7 & 7 award is a...

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This Time Is Different

I would like to bring your attention to an excellent book: This Time Is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly. It's written by two econometricians: Carmen Reinhart of the University of Maryland, and her research partner at Harvard, Kenneth Rogoff. Anyone who...

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The Sensitivity Gene

"It's got nothing to do with environment. With his genes, you could put him anywhere and he'd come out on top. Breeding, same as in race horses. It's in the blood." --Mortimer Duke, Trading Places For years, scientists have been trying to trace the genetic...

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Group Collaboration and Creativity

A popular new book called Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking challenges conventional notions of group collaboration and brainstorming. Author Susan Cain contends that group work, while essential in context, has "overtaken workplaces,...

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What are ‘Shadow Beliefs’?

A while back, an MBA instructor of mine asked me to find some information for him on a term he'd read about (I think it was in Kevin Cashman's Leadership from the Inside Out). The term was "Shadow Belief," and he wanted to talk about the concept in one of his...

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Where Genius Comes From

"Edwin Land once told me that those people who can stand at the intersection of the humanities and science...are the people who can change the world." --Walter Isaacson quoting Steve Jobs "I am here to stop your heart…. I am here to make you think…. I am not here to...

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A Message to Data Analysts, Our Future Overlords

[Editor's Note] This entry is written as part of the Analytics Blogarama hosted by SmartData Collective. The subject prompt was: "The Emerging Role of the Analyst." *** As the post-apocalyptic civilization of 2017 (yes, it's not too far off) sifts through banks of...

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The “Superstar” Trap

In the wake of President Obama's election, it's easy to forget that in 2007, no one questioned that Hillary Clinton would become the next president. It's difficult nowadays to remember exactly how far removed she was from all other Democratic contenders. In addition...

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