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The Key To Getting Meetings With Insanely Busy People

Here’s a hint: It doesn’t involve the words “pick your brain.”<p>Steve Blank is a popular dude: He came to Silicon Valley in 1978 and has been part of the entrepreneurial hustle since then, though he’s now turned from running companies to teaching at Stanford and other techy schools. As you may …

Entrepreneurship

Why You Need A Diverse Network

Having a big network isn’t enough–to be effective, it has to be diverse as well.<p>The most successful people are often the most connected. Why? Network science shows that the quantity and quality of your relationships predict how innovative you’ll be–has something to do with that way your ideas will …

Success

4 Tips To Master Thinking With Both Sides Of Your Brain, And Boost Creativity

Are you left-brained or right-brained? Nope. According to new research, you’re both. Here’s how to get your brain in tip-top shape with real intellectual stimulation.<p>For years, managers allowed a pop-psychology chestnut–the idea that some people favored their right brain, the domain of creativity, …

The Brain

The Secret To Great Storytelling

If you want to master great storytelling, you have to learn 3 essential lessons. All of them are contained in a wonderful TED talk by Carmen Agra Deedy about her mother, driving, and a universal insight.<p><b>1. No story from your life is as interesting to others as it is to you.</b> You have to be concise. …

21 Motivational Posters You’ll Actually Want in Your Office

Gone are the days of soaring eagles and sailing crews atop words like <i>ambition</i> and teamwork<i>.</i> There’s a new wave of inspirational posters that you might want to actually hang in your office. We found 21 of our favorite prints—most of them typographic—that we wouldn’t mind seeing on a daily basis to …

Posters

5 Weekend Tips That Will Help You Succeed

No matter how ambitious you are and how much you want to succeed, weekends are that sacred time when you get to leave your business alone and spend …

Why Productive People Get Up Insanely Early

If you want to do your best work, distraction is your enemy. So wake before it rises.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This story is part of 5 Habits Changes You Can Actually Make In 2015. Check out the full list here.</i><p>I am not a successful entrepreneur. I do not know the secret to life. I know that I love what I do …

Time I

The Best Leaders Make Unforgettable First Impressions

Leaders that try too hard to win people over are the ones that end up losing the respect of their employees – especially when it’s not genuine. The most memorable leaders know how to naturally make a good first impression. They are mindful of what most employees do and don’t expect of them and want …

Become a Better Writer Today - Save Your Work From Falling Off the Cliff - chrisbrogan.com

It’s amazing what happens when you become a magazine editor. You get to see a lot of people’s writing and think about what it means to deliver a …

Advice to My 18 Year Old Self - chrisbrogan.com

I really love that the Asymmetrical Press released a book called “Advice to My 18 Year Old Self.” I love them, period, but this is something that’s …

Earth

Seth Godin Said It Already - chrisbrogan.com

My next book, The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth says that weirdos and misfits are cool. Seth said We Are All Weird. I say that the personal business …