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  • Amazon shared from The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking by Oliver Burkeman
    one of the greatest enemies of human happiness is ‘hedonic adaptation’ – the predictable and frustrating way in which any new source of pleasure we obtain, whether it’s as minor as a new piece of electronic gadgetry or as major as a marriage, swiftly gets relegated to the backdrop of our lives.
    Note: Phrase of the day, has to be "hedonic adaptation"
  • Amazon shared from Predictable Revenue: Turn Your Business Into A Sales Machine With The $100 Million Best Practices Of Salesforce.com by Aaron Ross, Marylou Tyler
    How Boards and CEOs Exacerbate The Problem As soon as a product is ready for market and there is some initial customer traction, the board and CEO tend to rush to set 100%+ growth targets. They arbitrarily pick goals (since there's no data to base predictions on!) and turn the screws on the VP Sales. The VP Sales sucks it up (especially when he had no voice in the goals) and gets busy hiring salespeople... who miss plan. Company misses targets. Executive team is refreshed.
    Note: Why the old way of running a sales team is flawed…
  • Amazon shared from Making Ideas Happen: Overcoming the Obstacles Between Vision and Reality by Scott Belsky
    Some of the greatest barriers we face along the path to pushing our ideas to fruition lie within us.
    Note: Are you your own worst enemy?
  • Amazon shared from Making Ideas Happen: Overcoming the Obstacles Between Vision and Reality by Scott Belsky
    Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.   —President Dwight D. Eisenhower
    Note: The art of leadership…
  • Amazon shared from Making Ideas Happen: Overcoming the Obstacles Between Vision and Reality by Scott Belsky
    As you cultivate your team’s immune system, you will want to differentiate between skeptics and cynics. Cynics cling to their doubts and are often unwilling to move away from their convictions. By contrast, skeptics are willing to embrace something new—they are just wary and critical at first.
    Note: Dont be confused. Theres a big difference between a sceptic and a cynic…