Watch.Listen.Read.- August 6, 2014

Watch.Listen.Read. for the week of August 6, 2014


Big Think: Be Yourself

“It’s the great tragedy – people employed in ways that don’t fully tap everything they do best in life.”



Freakonomics: Why You Should Bribe Your Kids

“And we told kids if you choose the fruit and you eat it, you get to pick out one of these prizes. And now we have 8 out of 10 kids who are choosing the fruit.”



Fast Company: Brainstorming Doesn’t Work; Try This Technique Instead

“This write first, discuss later system eliminates the anchoring problem because people think in a vacuum, unbiased by anyone else”

Book Review: The Start-Up of You

The Start-Up of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career by Reid Hoffman and Ben Casnocha

This is a great book for anyone employed (or looking for employment) who is concerned about the changing landscape of employment. The disruptive creation of our modern economy has mandated we change the way we view and manage our careers. Reid Hoffman, one of the co-founders of LinkedIn recommends adopting the strategies of a startup entrepreneur – nimble and constantly reinventing themselves.Start up of you image Continue reading