Happiness is yours for the taking

 

Pier 39, home to a dozen restaurants and a thousand sea lions.

Pier 39, home to a dozen restaurants and a thousand sea lions.

Thirty years ago my boss gave me an assignment I’ll never forget.

“I’ve rented a Santa Claus costume for tonight’s Christmas party,” he said.

“Great!” I replied.

“And you are going to wear it,” he told me.

That evening I changed into the red suit and beard in the parking lot San Francisco’s Pier 39.

We were holding the company Continue reading

Don’t you see it?

cd nysiNow You See It: How Technology and Brain Science Will Transform Schools and Business for the 21st Century by Cathy N. Davison, a polymath professor at Duke. 2011. 292 pages. $11.68 (paperback) on Amazon.

Her blog.

 

 

 

 

 

I finished reading Cathy Davidson’s Now You See It yesterday afternoon. It is brilliant. Extremely well-written. Nearly impossible to put down. I love the way this woman thinks. This is a beautiful book.

Have you ever watched Continue reading

Blogs I follow religiously

  1. Adaptive Path
  2. Andy McAfee
  3. Charles Jennings
  4. Clark Quinn
  5. Dan Pontefract
  6. Dave Gray
  7. Dave Snowden
  8. David Gurteen
  9. David Weinberger
  10. Dawn of Learning
  11. Dion Hinchcliffe
  12. Doc Searls
  13. Donald Clark Plan B
  14. Eide Neurolearning
  15. Ellen Wagner
  16. Euen Semple
  17. George Siemens
  18. Harold Jarche
  19. Internet Time Alliance
  20. Irving Wladawsky-Berger
  21. Jane Hart
  22. Jay Cross
  23. Jerry Michalski
  24. John Hagel
  25. Jon Husband
  26. Kevin Wheeler
  27. Luis Suarez
  28. Marcia Conner (FC)
  29. Martijn Linssen
  30. Nancy White
  31. Nine Continue reading

2012′s Top articles on Working Smarter

Working Smarter Daily points to ideas from design thinking, network optimization, brain science, user experience design, learning theory, organizational development, social business, technology, collaboration, web 2.0 patterns, social psychology, value network analysis, anthropology, complexity theory, and more. These disciplines add up to what I call “working smarter.”

Working smarter embraces the spirit of agile software, action learning, social networks, and parallel developments in many Continue reading

10 most popular posts of 2012

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Google Analytics tells me these are 2012′s greatest hits on jaycross.com.

 

pinkDan Pink’s new book

Dan Pink has written another best seller. (The book won’t be released until December 31 but is already in its third printing.) The U.S. Government reports that one worker in eight is a sales person. Dan disagrees. He thinks we’re all sales people, even though a lot of us are engaged in “non-sales selling.” Instructors, lawyers, doctors, bankers, and you and I spend a lot of Continue reading

Dan Pink’s new book

pink

Dan Pink has written another best seller. (The book won’t be released until December 31 but is already in its third printing.)

The U.S. Government reports that one worker in eight is a sales person. Dan Pink disagrees. He thinks we’re all sales people, even though a lot of us are engaged in “non-sales selling.” Instructors, lawyers, doctors, bankers, and you and I spend a lot of time persuading, influencing, and convincing others to do something even though it doesn’t ring the cash register.

If Continue reading

A puzzler

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What do the following people have in common?

Mortimer Adler

Woody Allen

Julie Andrews

Gene Autry

Warren Beatty

Marlon Brando

Andrew Carnegie

Winston Churchill

Tom Cruise

Michael Dell

Charles Dickens

Bo DIddley

Barry Diller

Joe DiMaggio

Walt Disney

Thomas Edison

Larry Ellison

William Faulkner

Enzo Ferrari

Bobby Fisher

Henry Ford

Robert Frost

Benjamin Franklin

Buckminster Fuller

David Geffen

Bill Gates

John Glenn

Ernest Hemingway

William Randolph Hearst

Adolph Hitler

Eric Continue reading

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