How do you get the best out of the creative people in your team?
If you’re engaging freelance talent, sovereign professionals, for their fresh ideas, how can you avoid choking off that talent? And, if that’s why people hire you, what should you look for in a new gig? What are the warning signs that mean this project may be less rewarding than you anticipated?
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Losing your temper is a sign of weakness, they say. It’s not great for your health, either. Or, for those around you.
Writing about a Stoic approach to anger, author, stoic and cognitive psychotherapist Donald Robertson recalls the emperor Hadrian (not a Stoic):
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If you enjoyed the BBC programme on Machiavelli, you’ll love this.
In this lecture, Professor Quentin Skinner (a contributor to the BBC programme) takes a deeper look at Machiavelli and his famous book.
Continue reading “More Machiavelli, less Machiavellian?”
…with Michael Wade’s Execupundit blog.
Pithy, wry and wise, Execupundit is a feast for eyes, ears and minds.
As a taster (and an insight):
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Here’s a nice observation from Seth Godin:
Continue reading “The road to decay – @ThisIsSeth”
I’m sitting on a black couch in the lobby of a nice theater. The couch is cracked and peeling, with seven strips of black gaffer’s tape holding it together. And you don’t have to be an interior geologist to see that it has developed this patina over time, bit by bit.
The question is: Who was the first person who decided to fix the couch with tape?
Another potted biography from ASI’s Madsen Pirie. This time, he looks at global trader Kublai Khan, grandson of Genghis.
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By 1510, university drop-out Nicolaus Copernicus had decided that the earth revolved around the sun. I learnt that, I think, in Higher Physics (though, probably not the drop-out bit).
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Life ultimately means taking the responsibility to find the right answer to its problem and to fulfil the tasks which it constantly sets for each individual.
Viktor Frankl (1905 – 1997), Man’s Search for Meaning
Facebook appears to be on the back foot, with bad press depressing growth rates in key markets, but the appointment of Nick Clegg as Vice-President for Global Affairs and Communications may be a smart move.
Continue reading “Facebook’s future battles”