Editor’s note: The following selection on “The Vital Three Feet to Achievement” comes from The Technique of Building Personal Leadership (1944) by Donald A. Laird. It has been condensed from the original chapter. For many years I have kept a magic rule on my desk. It has literally been worth more than its weight in […]
Source: The Vital 3 Feet to Achievement | The Art of Manliness
We also both slipped a little more toward the end of the month. I found myself flicking over to Facebook when I was supposed to just be looking up directions to a restaurant. Stu got caught up in a stream of news on Twitter our last weekend.
Source: What I Learned After Banning Screens From My Home for a Month – Motherboard
There are few things I hate more than a smarmy sales experience.
Source: A fantastic lesson in sales (without being smarmy)
“Perhaps the software engineers didn’t quite puzzle together the kind of monster they were creating.”
Source: You’ve probably never heard of this creepy genealogy site. But it knows a lot about you. – The Washington Post
Consumers want to receive your emails and your offers. Don’t worry about offending them. Worry, instead, about being forgotten by your customers because you aren’t sending sufficient emails.
Source: The Secrets of Successful Holiday Email Campaigns – The Good
When gift cards were first introduced a couple decades ago, they were initially seen as a bit tacky to give someone as a present. They came off as a little thoughtless, as the giver seemed to be saying, “I couldn’t spend the time to figure out just the right gift to get you, so I […]
Source: Down With Gift Cards! | The Art of Manliness
“When the work exceeds the ideal of the artist, the artist makes scant progress, and when the work falls short of his ideal it never ceases to improve, unless avarice be an obstacle.” I…
Source: 203. LEONARDO da VINCI: Step away from the canvas