What Book Would You Sell In Your (Autobiography) Bookstore With A Single Book?

I recently read about Morioka Shoten Ginza, “a tiny bookstore of “a Single Room with a Single Book” in Tokyo. It sells only one book; more precisely, multiple copies of one title that changes weekly…” Wow. The bravado, the chutzpah! … Continue reading What Book Would You Sell In Your (Autobiography) Bookstore With A Single Book?

Working Out Loud Is A High Signal Approach To Understanding – And Here’s The Data!

Aline Lerner attempted a meaningful investigation about the power (or not) of resumes recently – an excellent read. Resumes suck – and here’s the data, she says, concluding “at the end of the day, the resume is a low-signal document.” … Continue reading Working Out Loud Is A High Signal Approach To Understanding – And Here’s The Data!

2015 Hiring: Your Resume Only Says “Over Here!” It Is Your Online / Social Presence That Allows Me To Say “YES!”

One of the key ideas to WIN in the congested, competitive, crazy modern workplace is creating an AUTHENTIC NARRATIVE – this allows others to create memories (for themselves) about YOU. (This is what personal branding is about, BTW). When my … Continue reading 2015 Hiring: Your Resume Only Says “Over Here!” It Is Your Online / Social Presence That Allows Me To Say “YES!”

Personal Brand: Get One To Help And To Get Help

One revelation of the process of researching and activating personal branding, for me, has been a turnaround in perspective about HELP.

I have always been loath to ask for help. Always thought I could do it myself (fool!). Tied up with this is an idea that the main reason to talk about yourself is to network hard and get into people’s rolodexes / contacts so that you can pick them off one by one and ask for the help. Some childhood stuff going on there probably, but here’s the Aha!

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