Monday, August 27, 2012

Book of Interest: 4 Traits to Business Success

Heart, Smarts, Guts, and Luck -- already a New York Times bestseller -- is a new book authored by Anthony Tjan, Richard Harrington and Tsun-Yan Hsieh.  It's core finding is that business success and decision-making is driven by the four traits of the book's title.

Do you know which of these traits dominates your personality?  For long-term succees, you ought to.

Learn more here.

Go straight to:  Heart, Smarts, Guts, and Luck:  Wisdom Manifestos culled from top business leaders

Illustration credits:  Heart, Smarts, Guts, and Luck website

Monday, August 20, 2012

Article of Interest: The Social Media Roadmap

Are you on top of your social media game?  Quick test.  Do you know how to utilize Reddit, Foursquare, Facebook and Twitter to grow your business?  Not so sure?

Get your social mojo in order below.  A snapshot of just a few of the fine insights you will learn:

Social Or Die
What Your Social Media Consultant Should Tell You
The 36 Rules of Social Media

The Social Media ROADMAP

Illustration credit:  Foursquare

Monday, August 06, 2012

Blog Post of Interest: How Stimulating Should Your Work Environment Be?

Is your lifestyle designed to serve as a smokescreen - hiding the fact that what you do doesn't matter?  If you are running a meaningful and successful business, clearly that should not be the case.  But are you?

How can you tell whether you are pushing your employees too much -- that they never have a moment to think outside the box, create new breakthroughs or even look for new opportunities to help grow your business?

Think there's an easy solution?  Guess again.
The answer isn't a simple "yes" or "no."  While Kreider argues that we need a bout of idleness to get inspired and work more effectively, there is evidence that workers benefit from busyness. 
Susan David at the HBR Blog Network addresses this compelling topic and more in "Is Busyness Bad For Business?"  Take the time to read the reader's comments.

My tip for today is:  "Be idle.  Get inspired!