Dave Kaiser, Executive Coach and CEO of Dark Matter Consulting, is interviewed by Niala Boodhoo on Chicago Public Radio’s Afternoon Shift. The topic is how to plot your next career move and re-brand in the workplace. Click here to listen This was a lot of fun, I love doing interviews. You can see and hear Continue Reading...more
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In his book The Black Swan, Nassim Nicholas Taleb discusses the difference between different types of distribution models. In one model, which he dubs Mediocristan, the difference between the largest and the smallest is fairly limited, and any given individual will represent a pretty small part of the total. Consider “weight,” for example. In any Continue Reading...more
This just hit me in the face: the words “sacred” and “scared” are almost identical in English, reversing the second and third letters of one gives you the other. Wow, a little moment that blew my mind! Why? Well, often, what we hold most sacred is so precious to us that we are scared by Continue Reading...more
Hey all. So a few weeks ago I had the opportunity to host these panel discussions for a company called CEOIntroNet. I did four of them, on a variety of topics. This one is on “Interacting With the Consumer,” and it features Erik Severinghaus, Founder & CEO SimpleRelevance and Mark Lawrence, Co-Founder & CEO of SpotHero Continue Reading...more
There are three types of work: Linear Probabilistic Non-Linear The type of work that you or your staff do influences how to manage yourself / them. First, let’s define: Linear Work means that there is a very straightforward link between effort and output. Think about painting a room, for example, or doing factory work. If you Continue Reading...more
For a long time, I have wanted to be able to write computer programs. As a kid, I wrote a bit in BASIC and Pascal, but nothing special. My doctorate from the University of Chicago considered Computational Linguistics, in addition to Syntax and Semantics, but it was purely theoretical, I never made the ideas run. Continue Reading...more
I do free webinars for alumni associations. It’s my way of giving back, and it’s also a fun way to meet people and market my services. You can see examples of them HERE and HERE. So, I was going back and forth with Georgetown University about a topic I had proposed entitled “Time Management for Continue Reading...more
I have been running around overwhelmed and scared all day. Partly, a response to circumstance. My daughter was sick and my wife is traveling and I’m going to South by SouthWest in 10 days and I am NOT ready. Part of it is being afraid and not really knowing why. I called a friend and Continue Reading...more
What do you dream about doing? Maybe it’s big, like getting a PhD, maybe it’s little, like taking a trip to a nearby city. Maybe it’s outrageous, like being on the first spaceship to Mars! It doesn’t matter if it’s big or small, it’s your dream. We’ll look at how to make stuff happen later, Continue Reading...more
I love this saying, this is awesome! I like to say that Meaning trumps Data, and here, Captain Jack puts the same thing quite succinctly: “The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem.” When my clients get wrapped up in painful thinking about some “problem,” I ask them to Continue Reading...more
The awesome social media diva Nichole Santoro at iMarketingSalon.com interviews yours truly on BlogTalkRadio on how coaches can use social media to grow their businesses. This lady knows her stuff. I learned a lot, and I like to think I had good stuff to share for coaches, too! You can read it and listen to Continue Reading...more