Month: August 2011

Are you feeling lucky?

Are you feeling lucky?

One of the biggest distinctions between old publishing and new is the nature of luck. The fact is, in the old model, something had to become a bestseller. What to Expect When You’re Expecting just hit its tenth year on the bestseller lists (520 weeks in a row, 17 million copies sold). It’s a great…

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Meetings are death, death to meetings

Meetings are death, death to meetings

[For a limited time, the Kindle edition is free…] I got a note from my friend Michael last week. He was explaining his new job. Apparently, in a typical ten hour day, he has nine hours and fifteen minutes of meetings on his schedule. Forty-five minutes to do work. If meetings aren’t work, what are…

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