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Motivation Minute

Apr 26, 2019

Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In (Roger Fisher and William Ury)

- Never cave to pressure.  Stick to your standards and persist to find a win-win.

- Having a solid BATNA (Best Alternative to a Negotiated Agreement) makes you a stronger negotiator

- Become an empathetic negotiator by listening more...

Apr 19, 2019

The Prince (Niccolo Machiavelli)

- To understand the people, one needs to be a prince - to understand princes, one needs to be of the people

- Success isn’t a formula.  Adapt your strategy based on the situation around you

- Listen to people who know what they’re talking about, who genuinely want to help you


Apr 12, 2019

Messy: The Power of Disorder to Change Our Lives (Tim Harford)

- The random nature of messiness can lead to our greatest inspiration

- Improvisation is the ultimate intersection of structure and spontaneity

- Adding strategic elements of risk surprisingly can boost safety


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Apr 5, 2019

Friend of a Friend: Understanding the Hidden Networks that can Change Your Life and Career (David Burkus)
- Don’t fixate on building a network. Instead, learn to better navigate and leverage your current network
- Who you know and your conversations with them dramatically impact how you think
- Weak ties (friends you...