Category: Leadership

Why has experience helped some and not others?

In recent hirings, I talked with several managers about experiences of candidates. We wanted to look for candidates with experiences that we needed. We put that in job description. Many resumes we received had 15 […]

How to get your dream job with no experience – Lessons from Bill McDermott

Bill McDermott is the CEO of SAP, the world’s largest business software company. He worked at Xerox for 17 years climbing its corporate ladder from an entry-level salesman to the corporate officer and division president. […]

How to think BIG – the Jeff Bezos’ way

When Jeff Bezos announced to his boss that he would quit his job to start an online book store, his boss advised him to think about it for 48 hours. The important thing to know […]

How to invest – Warren Buffett’s 2017 annual letter to shareholders

Warren Buffett released his annual letter to shareholders today Saturday 2/24/2018. Though Warren Buffett has not published a book, his annual letters contain much of his wisdom in investment success and life-changing principles. Since his […]

Four frightening words every manager must avoid

One of the most dreadful sentences at work: “We need to talk.” A manager comes to his engineer’s desk and says in hurry: “We need to talk.” Engineer in fearful voice and distressed look: “Now?” […]