links i like


Are you present? If not, you could be screwing up. It’s easier than you think. Like, 3 seconds easy.

This contradicts much of what I was taught (which, admittedly, wasn’t much) in law school about negotiation: emotions matter and you should use them.

Another something that law school completely missed. Seriously, this matters. The Importance of Kindness (George Saunders).

Nearly half of consumers visiting websites judge a site’s credibility based on DESIGN.

I’m an Amazon addict. Not a fan of its user interface. [I fall in with those who judge on design.] Now I use Canopy. Ahhh.

Do you engage in self-improvement porn? This is for you. How to take action. And stop fantasizing about taking action.

How folks handle email befuddles me on a daily basis. We can all use a little reminder about email etiquette.

And while we’re on the subject of email … here are 5 ways to write better ones, and get more replies.

Seven ways to bore the hell out of people [online]. Yep.

Set a date. And once you set it, stick to it. Valuable advice on so many levels.

links i like.


It’s Friday. And time for another round of links I like.

This week’s links? Inspired by my obsession with books and reading.

The links:

10 books for 21st century presenters and storytellers. (I’ve read nos. 5, 6, and 7 so far.)

5 must-read books for every entrepreneur. (I’ve read no. 5; no. 2 appears on the list above, as well.)

the year’s best books (2013) on writing and creativity, according to Maria Popova. (I’ve read nos. 2, 5, and 8.)

100 free books for Kindle/e-readers. (I’ve read all in the children’s category, and many of the others.)

41 books on time management/productivity, business + more. (A few titles appear on lists above. I’ve read nos. 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 17, 18, 20, 24, 26, 29, 33, 34, and 36, and a few others are already on my Kindle, ready for reading.)

A random yet interesting list of books on a range of interpersonal communication topics. (Having a BA and MA in communication, I’ve read a bunch of these. Some I’ve never heard of, nor am I likely to read.)

If you read a lot of books (as I do), you may find this helpful (as I did). +1: mind-mapping and implementing.