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That’s Intriguing #120: How Malala Yousafzai’s Story Has Inspired The World

That’s Intriguing #120: How Malala Yousafzai’s Story Has Inspired The World

“The role of the musician is to understand the content of something and to being able to communicate it so it lives in somebody else.” – Cellist Yo-Yo Ma This morning, 17-year-old Malala Yousafzai became the youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize (winning the award jointly […]

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That’s Intriguing #117: Are Titles Really All That Important?

That's Intriguing #117: Are Titles Really All That Important?

A consulting client asked me, “Are titles really all that important?” I told her, “You bet they are.” My first agent, Michael Larsen, who now heads up the San Francisco Writers Conference with his wife Elizabeth Pomada, once told an audience at Maui Writers Conference, “Titles sell books.  There are […]

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That’s Intriguing #116: If You Want to Succeed, You Must Intrigue

If You Want to Succeed, You Must Intrigue “I think the one lesson I have learned is that there is no substitute for paying attention.” – TV anchor Diane Sawyer There is also no substitute for capturing and keeping attention for the projects we care about. I […]

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That’s Intriguing #115: How Can I Make a Complicated Idea Clear?

“If you don’t know where you’re going; you might wind up someplace else.” – Yogi Berra Have you ever read a book, watched a video or listened to a presentation, and it was so jumbled up you couldn’t even make sense of it? Frustrating, isn’t it? I […]

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That’s Intriguing #114: What Can the World Cup Teach Us About Leadership?

“Leadership is the capacity and will to rally men and women to a common purpose and the character which inspires confidence.” – General Bernard Montgomery Are you one of the 3 .2 billion people (as estimated by PEW Research  in a June 16th article) watching the World Cup? […]

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That’s Intriguing #113: If You Want to Succeed, You Must Intrigue

 If You Want to Succeed, You Must Intrigue “We’re all in a race to remain relevant.” – Eleanor Clift, reporter for The Daily Beast and CNN Most international conferences I’m invited to attend are filled with amazing people; yet some of them don’t seem to understand the […]

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That’s Intriguing #112: Create, Don’t Copy

My first question to my new client was, “So, what’s your topic and approach?” He responded, “My topic is innovation. I developed my methodology by reading everyone’s books on this subject, collecting the best tips and synthesizing them into a 10-step plan.” I looked at him, a […]

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