YOUR PLAN B NEEDS A PLAN B – Nancy Lublin, Founder & CEO of Crisis Text Line – Masters of Scale podcasts with Reid Hoffman

HOFFMAN: Notice how she keeps turning problems — in this case, piles of useless clothing —  into solutions: sources of funding. That’s why I call the best entrepreneurs “infinite learners”. The more thorny patches they hit, the more effective they become at hacking their way out. The only problem is that some CEOs — like Nancy —…

Yves Morieux – six rules to simplify work

Why do people feel so miserable and disengaged at work? Because today’s businesses are increasingly and dizzyingly complex — and traditional pillars of management are obsolete, says Yves Morieux. So, he says, it falls to individual employees to navigate the rabbit’s warren of interdependencies. In this energetic talk, Morieux offers six rules for “smart simplicity.”…

tips for efficient meetings

FOCUS ON CONTENT SHARE THE MOST IMPORTANT INFORMATION DO NOT USE MOBILE PHONE DISAGREE WITHOUT BEING DISAGREEABLE CHALLENGE IDEAS NOT PEOPLE BE BRIEF AND TO THE POINT DO NOT HAVE PARALLEL CONVERSATION Share a pre-read at least 48 hrs in advance. Start with a short summary and ask for comments/questions instead of flipping through powerpoints….