Assume they know already.

I just received an email from an old friend, with a link to If I Did It on Amazon. He asked me, “Can you believe this guy? What will the publishers think of next?” I wondered if my friend had been in a coma for the last week. Had he not read the reader responses …

Give Bob a try, bang Mark’s drum.

Every month or so, I send out a newsletter to thousands of folks I’ve met in the last five years. I call is the Lovecat newsletter and you can sign up from any page of my official web site. Each newsletter recommends two books and two records. I always hyper analyze the selections I make …

Bury Friedman’s concept of social responsibility

One of the greatest economists of all time died on Thursday Nov 16. Milton Friedman, the OG Chicago school professor, made a difference in the world with his work. He influenced Greenspan and more importantly, he influenced entrepreneurs from Bill Gates to Warren Buffet. I minored in Economics in the 80’s and studied much of …

Check out these records

This is my first installment of the music version of Sanders Says. I’ll try and do one every weekend. I focus on two areas; independent/new rock and chill music (lounge to world). I played in reggae, rock, industrial and trip hop bands over my musical career. Read the About section to find out what I …

On the go? Answer emails with a phone call.

I read an article today about a new work related illness — Black Berry Thumb. I could see this one coming. There are millions of people that are as obsessive compulsive as church rats when it comes to their emails. Six or seven years ago before mobile email, you hit the F5 (function 5) button …

Don’t check your email this weekend

Unless you are on a project that REQUIRES your digital availability tomorrow or Sunday, blow off email. It can wait until Monday. Turn the black berry off, power it down completely. Let the laptop sit in your briedcase, unopened. If you fully commit your off time to being off, you’ll find more energy on Monday …

Readers are Leaders, Part 2

While having coffee this AM, I spotted a new survey/study (study by National Endowment of the Arts) announcement that claims that readers and consumers of the arts are better citizens. They are more involved, donate more time and money. They are more likely to volunteer. The study even correlates reading and an increase in physical …

Make Yourself Easy To Do Business With

It is no wonder that Google is winning the war for advertisers. They are so darn easy to buy from. Today’s USA Today talks about how “ease of use” is a killer application for Google in a Money section story (Google ad sales outpace all comers). Think about it; online ads work, but how much …

Obey email preferences

Welcome to all new blog readers. I’m sorry to take a week between posts, but my lecture circuit work is furious right now. Newport, RI–San Jose, CA–Vancouver, BC and Fort Worth in the last week. If you want to have a productive relationship, especially with someone of power, obey their preferences when it comes to …

A Mission Statement that rocks: The End of Suffering

One year ago, I gave a talk at ADP’s annual sales rally in Las Vegas. The talk was for about 600 sales professionals. There are a great bunch of people. They want to make a difference in the world, just like you and I do. I decided to adapt the following essay into the talk. …