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How to Make Good Decisions

(From Dan Heath, author of Decisive: How to make better choices in life and work)  Multitrack your options when you are facing a difficult decision. (Having multiple options leads to better decisions.)   When you consider multiple things simultaneously, you’re actually learning a lot about the shape of the problem —the important factors involved—and that knowledge … Continue reading

Elmore Leonard’s ten great tips for better writing

1. Never open a book with weather. 2. Avoid prologues. 3. Never use a verb other than “said” to carry dialogue. 4. Never use an adverb to modify the verb “said” … he admonished gravely. 5. Keep your exclamation points under control. You are allowed no more than two or three per 100,000 words of … Continue reading

Where will business value be found in the 21st Century?

Less-Valued: General knowledge More-valued: Judgment Why? Search engines will be attached to our brain Less-Valued: Knowing more than one major spoken language More-valued: Sales in any language Why? We’ll have universal translators Less-Valued: Coding More-valued: Art Why? Building things will be much easier. Designing aesthetics will always be hard. Less-Valued: Test scores More-valued: Combining left-brained … Continue reading