7.24.2007

What would you ask a famous economist?

Tyler Cowen, economist, cultural omnivore, and proprietor of Marginal Revolution, has written a new book called "Discover Your Inner Economist: Use Incentives to Fall in Love, Survive Your Next Meeting, and Motivate Your Dentist." As an incentive for people to pre-order the book, he has offered to create a personalized podcast for anyone that pre-orders before Thursday, July 26th.

I'm planning on taking him up on the offer and wondered what you would ask a famous economist?

7.12.2007

Good things to know about the workplace

Guy Kawasaki has an excellent post with the top 12 things he wished he had learned before graduating from college. My experience is that there are quite a few people well into their careers who still have not learned some of these lessons, such as how to write a five sentence email ("All you should do is explain who you are, what you want, why you should get it, and when you need it by."), how to survive badly run meetings, and how to leave an effective voice mail.

Read the whole thing, it'll probably be the most valuable five minutes you will spend all week.