Do You Allow e-Mail to Control Your Day?

In the writing skills course that we teach at Creative Communication Network, entitled Write Your Way to Success, we discuss how to handle e-Mails. Most of our participants claim they write e-Mails as more than 85% of the type of writing they do on the job. Obviously, writing e-Mails is often responding to other e-Mails. And, the… Read More Do You Allow e-Mail to Control Your Day?

Switch & Tribes & Many Other New Business Book Synopsis Presentations now available at 15minutebusinessbooks.com

Karl Krayer and I have just completed our 12th year of monthly presentations of business books at the First Friday Book Synopsis. Our webmaster (thanks, Dana!) has just uploaded a number of these on our companion website, 15minutebusinessbooks.com.  When you purchase one of our presentations, you receive the handout, which includes representative key quotes from… Read More Switch & Tribes & Many Other New Business Book Synopsis Presentations now available at 15minutebusinessbooks.com

“Knowledge is Out, Focus is in” – or maybe, how will books differ from what is accessible through the “internet?”

Let’s think about/talk about how we learn. I recently gave a synopsis of The Black Swan for a major corporate client.  One person said after the session, “This was really interesting.  But I’m not sure how I’m supposed to use this.”  He was describing what I would say is the difference between a “practical” book… Read More “Knowledge is Out, Focus is in” – or maybe, how will books differ from what is accessible through the “internet?”

First Friday Book Synopsis Update – The Tyranny of E-mail and Trade Off, Coming in January

We closed 2009 with over 90 people gathered for the December First Friday Book Synopsis.  My colleague, Karl Krayer, was out of town, and guest presenter LIn O’Neill helped us get the key concepts from the book Busting Loose from the Business Game by Robert Scheinfeld.  (Thanks Lin).  I had a lot of fun with… Read More First Friday Book Synopsis Update – The Tyranny of E-mail and Trade Off, Coming in January