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Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior

January 18, 2011

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Amy Chua that appeared in The Wall Street Journal (January 8, 2011). To read the complete article, please click here. *     *     * Can a regimen of no playdates, no TV,…

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How To Get a Raise (And Get Your Kid to Eat His Veggies)

January 17, 2011

Here is an article written by Laura Vanderkam for BNET, The CBS Interactive Business Network. To check out an abundance of valuable resources and obtain a free subscription to one or more of the BNET newsletters, please click here. *    …

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E-Maledictions

January 17, 2011

In my opinion, William Zinsser (author of On Writing Well and 17 other books) is the best single source for expert advice on how to write effectively. Zinsser on Friday is his weekly posting at The American Scholar website about…

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Robin Domeniconi (the Elle Group) in “The Corner Office”

January 16, 2011

Adam Bryant conducts interviews of senior-level executives that appear in his “Corner Office” column each week in the SundayBusiness section of The New York Times. Here are a few insights provided during an interview of Robin Domeniconi, senior vice president…

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Gutless Interaction

January 16, 2011

Seth Godin has another brilliant blog post, “Self-destructive instructions,” in which he identifies several such as librarians yelling at kids to be quiet. Here’s my own list of what I call gutless interactions: “I mean it” when you don’t. “That’s…

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We’ll Always Have McSorley’s: How Joseph Mitchell’s wonderful saloon became a sacred site for a certain literary pilgrim

January 15, 2011

Here is an excerpt from a “classic” essay about McSorley’s Bar in New York City, “a sacred site for a certain literary pilgrim.” by Robert Day. To read the complete article, please click here. *     *     * When I was in…

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A timely quotation from Reinhold Niebuhr via David Brooks

January 14, 2011

In a recent column in The New York Times (“Tree of Failure,” January 14, 2011), David Brooks shares his reactions and reflections following President Obama’s speech in Tucson earlier in the week. I agree with Brooks that it was an especially…

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William C. Taylor: An Interview

January 14, 2011

Bill Taylor is a writer, a speaker, and entrepreneur who has shaped the global conversation about the best ways to compete, innovate, and succeed. As a cofounder and founding editor of Fast Company, he launched a magazine that won countless…

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The 5 Dumbest Management Concepts of All Time

January 12, 2011

Here is an article written by Geoffrey James for BNET, The CBS Interactive Business Network. To check out an abundance of valuable resources and obtain a free subscription to one or more of the BNET newsletters, please click here. *    …

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“You can’t afford to scare the horses….”

January 12, 2011

In Selling to the C-Suite, Nicholas Read and Steven Bistritz explain that “people build influence by first acclimating to the prevailing belief system of how things should work (the company’s philosophy) and working within the rules (the company’s policies)” and…

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