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she-works:


E.R., Indianapolis, IN
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Such a good way of thinking about problems that may seem large now, but may ultimately mean nothing in the grand scheme of things.

she-works:

E.R., Indianapolis, IN

We want to hear from women: What’s your note to self – a piece of advice that’s helped you at work? Share your advice at http://she-works.tumblr.com

Such a good way of thinking about problems that may seem large now, but may ultimately mean nothing in the grand scheme of things.

From Malcolm Gladwell: Best Business Lessons From The Bestselling Author

Small-business owners can learn a lot from the rise of Malcolm Gladwell’s star, not to mention his collected works of nonfiction.

There is, for example, his undaunted persistence in the face of early rejection. While most people now know Gladwell from his insightful articles for The New Yorker and his bestselling books, The Tipping Point, Blink and Outliers, few know that his undergraduate grades didn’t qualify him for graduate school, which led to his decision to pursue advertising … a career he never actually entered because he couldn’t get a single agency to hire him.


nasdaq:
“The key enterprising skills I used when first starting out are the very same ones I use today: the art of delegation, risk-taking, surrounding yourself with a great team and working on projects you really believe in. As you mentioned in your letter, I suffer from dyslexia but was able to turn this to my advantage. I delegated the areas I struggled with to people who also believed in the project. This freed up my time to focus on what I was good at – the strategy of the magazine, making contacts and developing marketing.” 
 

That’s advice from Virgin Founder Richard Branson, in a letter he wrote recently to a 12-year-old girl. Want to read more? Check out the full article here: http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20131017113836-204068115-advice-for-a-business-studies-student

nasdaq:

“The key enterprising skills I used when first starting out are the very same ones I use today: the art of delegation, risk-taking, surrounding yourself with a great team and working on projects you really believe in. As you mentioned in your letter, I suffer from dyslexia but was able to turn this to my advantage. I delegated the areas I struggled with to people who also believed in the project. This freed up my time to focus on what I was good at – the strategy of the magazine, making contacts and developing marketing.”

 

That’s advice from Virgin Founder Richard Branson, in a letter he wrote recently to a 12-year-old girl. Want to read more? Check out the full article here: http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20131017113836-204068115-advice-for-a-business-studies-student

creativemornings:

"It’s more important you do work that’s important, than you do work that’s pretty."  —Seth Godin
Watch the talk.

Thursday inspiration from Seth Godin
Here are more articles featuring Godin’s business wisdom on OPEN Forum:
Seth Godin: “Everything That Michael Dell Did, Do the Opposite”
From Seth Godin to Guy Kawasaki: Tips for Mining Your Hidden Talents
Social Media Marketing: The Big Pro and the Big No-No

creativemornings:

"It’s more important you do work that’s important, than you do work that’s pretty."
—Seth Godin

Watch the talk.

Thursday inspiration from Seth Godin

Here are more articles featuring Godin’s business wisdom on OPEN Forum:

Of all the things that are in short supply in our lives, self-control (and maybe cronuts) likely tops the list for most of us.
Luckily, there’s a lot we can do to mitigate willpower depletion and enhance our ability to exercise self-control, including the following 8 tips:
Look at the big picture
Know the perils of inadequate sleep
Relax already
Do some short bouts of excercise
Get digital self-control support
Know yourself
Avoid decision fatigue
Sip some lemonade

Of all the things that are in short supply in our lives, self-control (and maybe cronuts) likely tops the list for most of us.

Luckily, there’s a lot we can do to mitigate willpower depletion and enhance our ability to exercise self-control, including the following 8 tips:

  1. Look at the big picture
  2. Know the perils of inadequate sleep
  3. Relax already
  4. Do some short bouts of excercise
  5. Get digital self-control support
  6. Know yourself
  7. Avoid decision fatigue
  8. Sip some lemonade

What You Can Learn From This CEO’s Rookie Mistakes

David Goldberg, CEO of SurveyMonkey, has made some rookie mistakes in managing a business. But haven’t we all?

Take a cue from his lessons learned:

1. Be smart about funding.

2. Fail fast.

3. Build a business, not just a great product or service.

4. Look at each market differently.

5. Embrace competition.

(Via LinkedIn)

newyorker:

A summer cartoon by Christopher Weyant. For cartoons from this week’s issue: http://nyr.kr/15YoucX

Summer is here (see the above New Yorker cartoon for proof) and it’s next to impossible to stay productive after the 4th of July vacation.
This week use these 12 productivity tips, from Eric Schmidt to Danny Meyer, on how super successful, super busy entrepreneurs organize their day.

newyorker:

A summer cartoon by Christopher Weyant. For cartoons from this week’s issue: http://nyr.kr/15YoucX

Summer is here (see the above New Yorker cartoon for proof) and it’s next to impossible to stay productive after the 4th of July vacation.

This week use these 12 productivity tips, from Eric Schmidt to Danny Meyer, on how super successful, super busy entrepreneurs organize their day.

nasdaq:


Three Things I learned From Warren Buffett,” by Bill Gates:
 (1) It’s not just about investing. (2) Use your platform. (3) Know how valuable your time is. 
Read the whole column here – it’s worth it: http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20130612065727-251749025-three-things-i-ve-learned-from-warren-buffett

Advice from Warren Buffett to Bill Gates? We’ll take it!

nasdaq:

Three Things I learned From Warren Buffett,” by Bill Gates:


(1) It’s not just about investing.
(2) Use your platform.
(3) Know how valuable your time is.

Read the whole column here – it’s worth it: http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20130612065727-251749025-three-things-i-ve-learned-from-warren-buffett

Advice from Warren Buffett to Bill Gates? We’ll take it!

The challenge for women, whether running their own companies or working for someone else, is to abandon the feeling that we must do it all and must control it all. Learning to identify what is truly meaningful and how to cleverly integrate those desires into the 24 hours we’re allotted in a day is key.

Susan Sobbott, President of American Express OPEN

Instead of struggling to find work-life balance, the better approach is to pursue work-life integration. Here is Susan Sobbott’s advice:

  • Think of yourself as your most important asset and be conscious of how you deploy your energy and time.
  • Reframe how you think about delegating.
  • Make sure there is time for YOU on your must-do list.