One of the richest learning experiences today (National Growth Summit Australia) and a killer close - good job. When we first met 4.5 years ago our market cap was 12 million; today it's 170+/ Gazelles has contributed to that.
Your Success Hinges on One Word -- both your business and career success hinge on one word
- something Richard Branson, Donald Trump, and others have nailed -- and my
latest LinkedIn Influencer blog post provides the details. Take 2 minutes to
scan the post and "follow" me if you would like automatic updates.
#2 Biz Book -- speaking of owning a word, Dan and Chip Heath release their latest book today, debuting as the #2 biz book (hard to beat Sheryl Sandberg's book right now). Brilliantly entitled Decisive, they outline a four-step process for overcoming bad decision making - and humans are notoriously bad given some inherent psychological issues we face including overconfidence and short-term emotional attachment. The four steps they abbreviate as WRAP:
- Widen your options.
- Reality-test your assumptions.
- Attain distance before deciding.
- Prepare to be wrong.
-- when it comes to forecasting, pundits and experts are the worst -
particularly in the realms of investing and politics. Drawing on Daniel
Kahneman's brilliant book Thinking, Fast and Slow, this March 22 NY
Times Op-Ed piece outlines how a Penn/Berkeley team seems to be besting
everyone when it comes to forecasting - a space where it looks like foxes beat
hedgehogs (vs. Jim Collins' conclusion when it comes to driving biz strategy).
If more accurate forecasting is critical to your business, this article is worth
the 3 minutes to read (and study!).
#1 Biz Speaker Dan Pink -- right now the undisputed #1 biz speaker on the circuit, Dan Pink keynoted the National Growth Summit in Australia hosted by our partner Karen Beattie, founder of The Growth Faculty. The new material from his latest book To Sell is Human is outstanding. Hard to believe there hasn't been a new book on selling in the top 100 bestselling books for quite some time. Dan is the opening keynote for our upcoming Leadership Summit in Orlando, May 9 - 10 - he's not to be missed.
YPO International Workshops -- I'm leading three 2.5 day "Making the Rockefeller Habits Rock" workshops for YPO in Europe, US, and Asia (India 2014). The US session just opened for registration this week - limited to 15 YPO firms - Oct 24 - 26, Las Vegas.
April 8 Cutoff -- our cut-off date for the $169/night group rate for the Leadership Summit hosted by Fortune is April 8. And the rate is available three days before and three days after if you want to stay a few extra days and soak in the sun or bring the family down. Here's a link to reservation details.
April Rockefeller Habits Workshops -- 4 Jacksonville, 10 Boston, 17 Milwaukee, 17 Vancouver, 17 San Antonio, 23 Houston, 24 Denver, 25 Memphis, 26 Las Vegas.