I haven’t be a thoughtful blogger, a slow blogger, a prolific blogger or a coherent blogger. I’ve stumbled my way into some success in this little corner of the web, but it’s been peppered with bombastic rants and my knowledge that I can’t do this alone.
For some wacky reason Guy Kawasaki and Neenz have added me to the Alltop Ego page. If you wanted to know the real reason you’d see it all over Chapter 58. If you wanted to know why I was on the page with Seth Godin, Robert Scoble, Dooce, Dilbert and Malcom Gladwell you’d be reading chapter 59.
Back to the threesome. Robert and I are readers, I read comic books novels with my book club and devour non fiction, ignoring all advice and twisting it into meaningless bits of garbage. Robert reads the Art of War and everything Malcolm Gladwell has ever written, he takes notes, he listens, he applies good advice to his work life and, well, you can see that our marriage is two very different people in one home.
Last night I came to bed with Guy and Reality Check. Rob starts peeking over my shoulder and he’s nodding his head. I’m shaking mine, “OhMyGawd I’m an asshole”, Robert looks to the ceiling, I look up too, but see nothing.
Robert wants to read about The Psychology of Influencing People, I calmly explain to him that screaming and yelling is best, and if they still won’t listen a house key to the car works well. Robert ignores me, and keeps yanking the book Guy Kawasaki over to his side of the bed. I remind him that I’m going to speak on a panel at Consumer Reports in January so I’m officially a really big deal and I want to read the chapters about Public Speaking. He reminds me that my other guy Malcom was just waiting in the wings.
We made it a foursome. Me and three super smart guys.
*Buy both books, I don’t care what industry you’re in, you need Outliers and Reality Check to make sense of the world. Full disclosure, not monetized one bit, it’s really just advice. Good advice, and I have very little of that to give.