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Satin Island, a novel about anthropology, tribes and corporations

Satin Island, a novel about anthropology, tribes and corporations

Tom McCarthy’s book Satin Island is a funny and very smart novel. An anthropologist has been recruited by a charismatic CEO to work in a giant corporation – hilarity and insight ensue. The New York Review of Books wrote “As if Kafka and J.G.Ballard had…

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To bring your ideas to life – write them down

To bring your ideas to life – write them down

  Stefan Sagmeister’s classic 1996 poster for Warner Bros Music Inc. Art direction & design: Stefan Sagmeister. Photography: Timothy Greenfield Sanders   When you have an inkling that you want to change something: your career, your business, whatever – of course let things swirl around in your…

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How to get your boss promoted – and out of your way!

How to get your boss promoted – and out of your way!

  This article first appeared on forbes.com.  What’s your next career move? How about moving up into your boss’s spot? Have you ever thought about that? Of course you have — your career has to keep advancing — but is that particular move upwards actually…

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Career coaching: Q+A’s from forbes.com

Career coaching: Q+A’s from forbes.com

Along with some other coaches I have contributed answers to Q+As on forbes.com Here are some of them: How a Personal Writing Practice Can Further Your Career Goals | onforb.es/1SFfXX4 How to Reach Out to An Industry Leader For Advice onforb.es/1pqesCb How to Find The…

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A Corporate Culture Moment

A Corporate Culture Moment

This is the first in an occasional feature highlighting some head-scratching examples from today’s corporate cultures. Here’s a job ad from the BBC, as discovered by Private Eye Magazine. “The HRBP (People Development) is a role within a specialist team that provides deep expertise and thought…

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Stop! Don’t use your network.

Stop! Don’t use your network.

Networking is of course critical to your career: with the people you’ve met who can advise you, mentor you, help you in so many ways – people who know you, trust you, respect your abilities and see your potential. These relationships are the keys to…

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Your career: a voyage of discovery

Your career: a voyage of discovery

  Many creative professionals are not only doing what they are doing now – but their minds are naturally trying to figure out what they will do next in their career. Will it be a natural progression from where they are now.  Will it be…

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Here’s what your boss likes to see!

Here’s what your boss likes to see!

  Cartoon copyright Grizelda, Private Eye

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Great Leaders Are Always Training Their Replacement

Great Leaders Are Always Training Their Replacement

This article first appeared on Forbes.com First and foremost, as a leader you are responsible for the quality of the output of your team: making sure the work is done brilliantly and effectively. You are also responsible for getting work done efficiently, on time and…

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Seinfeld to Obama – “I fell in love with the work!”

Seinfeld to Obama – “I fell in love with the work!”

In this delightful episode of Jerry Seinfeld’s online series, President Obama asks Seinfeld how he has dealt with his success and wealth. Seinfeld’s answer? “I fell in love with the work; and the work was joyful and difficult and interesting and that was my focus.” Nice….

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