How to React to Tough Feedback According to John Mayer

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You have to be able not to get your way. Cry a little bit. Take a bump.  And let it send you back to the lab. Even if you have to say “I’ll show him!” It’s all gonna be better for it – John Mayer.

I watched an inspiring video today with one of my musical heroes, John Mayer. He’s doing a Q&A at Oxford and there are some insightful bits in the 50-minute long interview. You can watch it here. If you’re pressed for time, this outtake about his friendship with Steve Jobs really resonated with me.

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My Intervals: an excellent project management system

I’ve been an ardent follower of 37 signals excellent product Basecamp for a bit over a year. The system has worked pretty well for our creative and marketing department and visually it’s top notch.

What I haven’t been convinced by is the Basecamp’s todo-list function. As a department focusing mostly on smaller projects with few responsible people and with a need to prioritize and include a lot of information at a glance, the Basecamp todo view is a bit sparse. I know they focus on simplicity but for our use it’s been a little bit too simple and resulting in the need to keep everything in the “Messages” view.

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Tom Peters Re-imagines Business

I’m soon about to finish Freedom by Jonathan Franzen and I was lusting for something non-fiction. In the end I picked up Business guru Tom Peters book Re-Imagine!: Business Excellence in a Disruptive Age at one of the local bookstores in Sliema. It seems pretty good although after checking back on Amazon I saw that I should probably have bought The Little Big Things: 163 Ways to Pursue EXCELLENCE instead.

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The Secret Laws of Management

The Secret Laws of Management is one of the best books I’ve read about management. Short, to the point and with a lot of excellent advice and observation.

You can buy this excellent Management book here and read more about Stuart Wyatt and the book here

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