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Writing a book is not “fun” – just ask any one who has done it!

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This theory maps to serious writing projects. While outsiders tend to be very curious about how writers tactically do their job (“Do you write in the morning or at night???”), the hardest part of an ambitious writing project as the writer is managing your own psychology. More specifically, in my experience, the key skill is managing the self-disappointment bordering on self-loathing that can overpower other emotions through the long, hard slog.

via Behind The Book – Lessons Publishing a Bestselling Book.

Written by John Gannon

February 24, 2015 at 3:07 pm

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Loyalty

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To watch him with his workmates in the holy of holies, Apple’s design lab, or on a night out is to observe a very rare esprit de corps. They love their boss, and he loves them. What the competitors don’t seem to understand is you cannot get people this smart to work this hard just for money.

via Jonathan Ive and the Future of Apple – The New Yorker.

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February 21, 2015 at 8:58 am

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Using your WiFi to let talent know you are hiring

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When I was in Atlanta I did this simple hack, my Mac was discoverable on open networks with the name: ‘Do you code Javascript? come see the guy with the long hair ;)’

via 7 Awesome Talent / Recruitment Hacks | Willem Wijnans | LinkedIn.

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February 20, 2015 at 5:45 pm

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The beautiful system of startups

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Phil Jackson believed this too. He wrote “the road to freedom is a beautiful system.” The winningest coach in NBA history believed that his success was developing a framework for his players to guide the dozens and dozens of decisions that they have to make each game, each play. He actually believed then, that his job as a coach during games was just to watch. If he had helped the team develop the right framework, then his role would at its optimum – at decision-making time – simply to sit back and let them process.

via aweissman.com.

Written by John Gannon

February 14, 2015 at 8:37 am

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Doing what everyone else is doing? #superbowl

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Brady believes that if he simply trained like everyone else, he would not still be playing today, or at least not at anything close to his current level.

via Tom Brady Cannot Stop – NYTimes.com.

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January 31, 2015 at 8:25 am

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What do you want?

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when the number of options is exploding, the opportunities go to someone who can describe something that’s not in stock, that perhaps has never even been described before.

via Seth’s Blog: What do you want?.

Written by John Gannon

January 30, 2015 at 12:22 pm

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Simple way to keep deals moving

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Always ask for the next meeting in the current meeting. Even if it’s only a 5-10 minute touch base.

Most clients and prospects will agree to this, and it will ensure that you (and your project) stay on their calendar and top of mind.

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January 23, 2015 at 4:23 pm

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