How falling behind can get you ahead

Checkout this interesting new tedx talk on how falling behind can get you ahead and the benefits of a sampling period, by David Epstein. Would you have guessed that Vincent Van Gogh had 5 different careers in his early 20s and deeming each of those 5 ‘his true calling’? None of the 5 careers were… Read more

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10 Insights from Influence 2015

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I spent the past week in Washington, DC at Influence 2015, the annual convention for the National Speakers Association. It was a great opportunity to connect with other speakers, share my thoughts on the value of what we do, and, of course, learn a ton of great things. Here are 10 Insights I gained from… Read more

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A Letter to Procter & Gamble

When I left Procter & Gamble two years ago to focus on Humor That Works, I wrote a love / break up letter of sorts to share some of my thoughts on the company I spent 6 years with. Here is that letter (edited slightly for non-P&G people). My Break Up Letter with P&G June 29th… Read more

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Great Ideas from TEDxEast 2012

I attended the 2012 TEDxEast event last week and I was blown away–the variety and quality of the speakers was incredible. Here are my notes from the awesome event. You can also check out some pictures on the Humor That Works Facebook Page. SESSION 1 – THE LEFT BRAIN The Other Side of Separation (Keith… Read more

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12 Effectiveness Lessons from The Effective Executive

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Peter F. Drucker’s The Effective Executive is one of the best-known, oft-cited books on management ever written.  Since it’s publication in 1967, it has transformed regular managers into effective executives by answering the question, “What makes an effective executive?” The book is filled with insights and perspective and is still just as applicable today, 40… Read more

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