My Responses For The Harvard Business Review Magazine Lately

Much toxicity in the workplace is related to gossiping. Let’s not forget that like in Vegas, the house rarely loses. Eventually, gossipers are caught. Don’t do it.

In an economy of abundance with too much supply on the market, the only logical stance to take, it seems, is for subjects to leverage their uniqueness with the goal of becoming remarkable.

Smartphone technology in the hands of trained speakers/performers can become a voice of democracy and call to action, regardless of how algorithms act or react. A single video clip, in the hands of an influencer, will be as good if not better than a message pushed through a social media algorithm. I have empirical data to defend this former statement.

I Am, Therefore I Think. Be the voice of reason. The best ideas are often the simplest. Stop thinking and do it!

With all the respect HBR, we need to define what we mean by reading here. Scanning a book, or a few chapters, listening the book in speed isn’t reading in the true sense of how we define reading to be. To me, reading a book means reading every word in that book, from cover to cover… Perhaps underlying, and circling words and sentences for understanding. There is no way that a serious reader, doing all of the former and working full time, can read anything near 100 books a year. I would rather see people reading 5-10 books cover to cover (underlying content and practicing what they learned) than kidding themselves that they “read” 77, 85, or 100 books a year. No they don’t. I doubt that.

Complaining and blaming others for your misfortunes and lack of luck will not change the fact that we need to work with others in order to operate with distinction.

My concern: AI will hire resumes not the best people for the job, perhaps. If so, how is AI different from a biased human being?

Make the unknown known. Uneasy but only in the beginning. If you are afraid of conflict, read the 48 Laws of Power and Executive Warfare, immediately and engage in a conflict, even if you lose the battle. Embrace these challenges by facing them all heads on. It works. It changes you. It makes you a leader.

I hope that you don’t get offended by what I’m going to write in here because is so simplistic. Subjects learn essentially in only one way: They learn by receiving a stimulus of a sort from a source, responding to that stimulus… and receiving feedback from the source after that. There is room for technology to be a part of this model especially in the form of treatments.

How Excessive Competition Leads To Defeat.