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Book Report: Microstyle

“So, how do you pack a lot of meaning into a little message? You don’t. That’s the first lesson of microstyle. A message isn’t a treasure chest full of meaning. It’s more like a key that opens doors. A message

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Posted in Advertising, Books, Everything, Marketing

…about Disrupted

Hey – so the other day I read Dan Lyons‘ Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Start-Up Bubble. I’d heard about it because of the whole kerfuffle, and then a colleague read it and brought it to the office, so I give

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Posted in Books

Book Report: Flash Boys

“They truly believed that the market at the heart of the world’s largest economy had grown too complex, and was likely to experience some catastrophic failure. But they were also trying to put an end to a game they could

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Posted in Books, Everything, Finance

A remarkably simple and effective management philosophy

Early on in Michael Lewis’ latest book, Flash Boys, I came upon a passage that struck me: “The best way to manage people, he thought, was to convince them that you were good for their careers. He further believed that the

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Posted in Books, Careers, Leadership, Management

Book Report: The Big Short

“The line between gambling and investing is artificial and thin.  The soundest investment has the defining trait of a bet (you losing all of your money in hopes of making a bit more), and the wildest speculation has the salient

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Posted in Books, Finance

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