Book Review: The 2020 Workplace

Back in 2010, when I was teaching at Georgetown University, a student loaned me her copy of Jeanne Meister’s and Karie Willyerd’s The 2020 Workplace, and I found it to be a very useful and engaging book. In the years since then I have been following demographic changes in the labor market, especially after I […]

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Still Shopping for Christmas?

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If you have a runner on your shopping list, or a friend who needs a little push to keep their New Year’s resolutions, or you just want to read a good story about some experiences around the world, be sure to check out Doctor Will’s new book!

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New Book: Cross the Lines

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I am very happy to announce that my new book, Cross the Lines: A Journey to Complete The Marathon Grand Slam, is now available. In 2008 I knew I wanted to get into better shape, but I also knew I was likely to get bored and quit. A friend suggested I sign up for a […]

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Book Review: Change the Way You Lead Change

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I always get a little nervous when a book’s title includes words in boldface, all capital letters, or underlined multiple times. It seems like someone is yelling across a room to get my attention, hoping to convince me of something by sheer volume and decibels rather than by reasoning and content. So it was with […]

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Book Review: A Whole New Mind

In A Whole New Mind author Daniel Pink first outlines a bit of human history. He describes the Industrial Age, in which assembly line workers were the key, and the transition to the Information Age, when knowledge workers reigned supreme. Now he sees us moving into the Conceptual Age, where Creatives will be the main […]

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Book Review: Closing the Innovation Gap

Judy Estrin is worried about the innovation gap that developed in America in the early part of this century. Her ideas for overcoming it are useful for any country that is trying to build up some degree of innovation and creativity in business and technology. Closing the Innovation Gap: Reigniting the Spark of Creativity in […]

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Book Review: The Medici Effect

What do elephants and epidemics have to do with creativity? Well, according to Frans Johansson, they can spark some interesting thinking. In The Medici Effect: What Elephants and Epidemics Can Teach Us About Innovation, Johansson explores the nature of creativity and innovation and suggests methods to get us into a position to pursue them. By […]

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Book Review: The 2020 Workplace

I first read Jeanne Meister’s and Karie Willyerd’s The 2020 Workplace back in 2010, and I found it to be a very useful and engaging book that added a lot to a course I was teaching at the time. A student had recommended it as a good discussion of generational diversity, but as I went […]

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Book Review: Free Agent Nation

Free Agent Nation is primarily designed for the free agent rather than the leader. Let’s put that up front. Still, the book is very useful for leaders for a couple reasons. First, because you might be a free agent yourself, “leading” an ad hoc collection of other free agents, and if you are in this […]

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