Embrace Change, But Still Stand for Something [HBR Blog Network]

Imagine that an electric company wants to build a loud, ugly power line on your property. They ask, “How much would we need to pay you to make this happen?” You’d probably demand a lot of money.

Now imagine that that power line already exists on your property. How much would you pay the electric company to get rid of it? Would you pay the same amount — or less?

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Extreme Productivity Is Extremely Useful: Book Review of author Robert Pozen [Huffington Post]

By James Grundvig

‘Death by PowerPoint’ has been an old adage batted about by managers who have seen too many flat presentations jammed with too much information, while falling short on clarity of theme or message. Today, the same lament can be said about email.

‘Death by Email’ describes the ailment of what professionals are losing today: Time and productivity.

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Three Steps to Effective Business Writing [Lifehack.org]

Written documents are how professionals convey their ideas to the peers, clients, and bosses. This means that professionals need to be skilled writers if they want to get ahead.

Unfortunately, I often find that even the smartest, most talented professionals lack the requisite writing skills. Here are my three most important lessons for getting better at business writing:

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Tips for Fund Pros to Improve Public Speaking [Ignites]

Public speaking can be a challenge for fund industry professionals. When they give a speech, they are putting themselves in a vulnerable position as the sole object of attention in a large group of people. However, the risks help underscore why public speaking is tremendously important. It provides mutual fund professionals with an opportunity to persuade clients or colleagues.

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Q&A with Robert C. Pozen, author of ‘Extreme Productivity’ [Washington Post]

By Kelly Johnson.

Of all the intriguing details Michael Lewis revealed in his Vanity Fair profile of President Obama this month, the bit about the suits sticks with me. The president wears either blue or gray. With so many high-octane decisions to make each day, why waste even a moment lingering at the closet (or the tie rack or the sock drawer)?

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