In Praise of Paper – Learning with Pen and Paper may be the way to go

If learning is their goal, using a laptop during class is a terrible idea. It’s not just because internet-connected laptops are so distracting. It’s because even if students aren’t distracted, the act of taking notes on a computer actually seems to interfere with their ability to remember information. TAKING NOTES BY HAND FORCES YOU TO ACTIVELY LISTEN AND Read More

Trillion Dollar Coach; and Building a StoryBrand – Our two selections for the June 7 First Friday Book Synopsis

ATTENTION COACHES: You might want to attend this June 7 session to hear my synopsis of Trillion Dollar Coach. You might even want to bring a client or two, or a potential client or two, with you. —————— We had a wonderful session this morning at the May First Friday Book Synopsis. I presented two synopses:  Loonshots: How to Nurture the Read More

Here is the New York Times list of best selling business books for May, 2019 – two new books on the list: Wolfpack, and Million Dollar Coach

The New York Times has just published its list of best selling business books for May, 2019. At the top of the list is Bad Blood.  This book has been at or near the top of this last for a few months. (maybe partly helped by a movie and series coming out about the Theranos debacle). Read More

Get the Basics Right — thoughts on Why We host the First Friday Book Synopsis

I’m reading books that remind me to be sure to get the basics right.  After reminders to understand just why you are in business — to make your reason clear to all — I wrote the following description of why I host the First Friday Book Synopsis, our monthly event, in Dallas, now in our 22nd. year. Here’s  my latest description: Read More

Revisiting a key Lesson from Drive by Daniel Pink – Autonomy and the Critical Necessity of Self-Direction

In his book Drive: The Surprising Truth about What Motivates Us by Daniel Pink, he posits that there are three essential elements of successful intrinsic motivation (motivation that comes from within, not from “without”). The three are: Autonomy Mastery Purpose And, although he is high on all three, he seems to especially emphasize Autonomy, and the quality of Read More