Things You Should Read

The Guise of “Professionalism”

It's easy for competitors to copy your skills, but hard for them to copy your authentic personality. Paul Jarvis dedicates an entire chapter of his book (Company of One) to personality. He writes... Personality – the authentic you that traditional business has taught you to suppress under the guise of 'professionalism' – can be [...]

People Who Use Chrome or Firefox Are More Productive

Research shows that your browser choice is an indicator of how likely you are to succeed. Adam Grant's book, Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World, contains a fascinating example of what makes some people more successful than others. While researching why some customer service agents stayed in their jobs longer than others, researches stumbled upon [...]

Horseback Law (by Google)

While reading How Google Works I came across a section talking about "Horseback Law." According to the authors, lawyers using old school practice methods can't keep up with fast-moving businesses because those practice methods simply can't keep up with the way most modern businesses operate today. Rather, lawyers should practice what Google lawyers calls "Horseback Law." Below is an [...]