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Do More With Less

Do More with Less Do More with Less is episode #111 of the Ideas Architect Podcast. Here is the video and transcript… Are you stretched to your limits? Are you just hanging on? Life is fast – keeping up with all the software updates is tough let alone mastering them Everything is complex – even […]

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Bill Jennings - Time and Space

Bill Jennings: Valuable Conversations

Bill Jennings Bill Jennings runs Time and Space – community events for secondary schools that help mums and dads and mentors have conversations with young people that they wouldn’t normally have. It’s all about hearing the perspective of the other generations. Bill is a former secondary school teacher and a Certified Speaking Professional with the […]

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Meredith Maran - Why We Write

Why We Write: Book Review

Editor Meredith Maran has compiled a peek behind the curtain of some of the world’s best writers in her book, Why We Write. She secured 20 acclaimed authors to share their thoughts on how and why they do what they do. Each of the authors has written a short chapter talking about their careers coupled […]

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How to Write Short - Roy Peter Clark

Roy Peter Clark: How to Write Short

Review of Roy Peter Clark: How to Write Short – Word Craft for Fast Times In a classic Simpson’s episode (aren’t they all classics…) dutiful wife Marge is cooking Homer microwave meatloaf. The usually impatient husband is beside himself waiting… Homer: Is it done yet? Is it done yet? Marge: Your meatloaf will be ready […]

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Your Referral Trumpet

How to Attract Referrals

Your Referral Trumpet Build a Business that Generates Leads and Referrals for You The Book This Book Rapper issue is derived from John Jantsch, The Referral Engine The Big Idea Too often referrals are a BTW – “By the way, got any referrals for me?” Yuck!!! Instead of tackily tacking it on the end of […]

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Cal Newport

Cal Newport Career Advice

Career Advice to Find Work You Love Cal Newport’s book So Good They Can’t Ignore You asks the important question: Why do some people end up loving what they do, while so many others don’t? And his reply is not to follow your passion. Cal Newport Cal Newport is an Associate Professor in Computer Science at Georgetown […]

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Marty Wilson - More Funny, More Money

Marty Wilson – More Funny, More Money

Marty Wilson Marty Wilson is Australia’s funniest motivational speaker. He followed the traditional career path from Pharmacist to Advertising Copywriter to Stand-Up Comic – well not so traditional – to become Australian Comic of the Year. Today, Marty is a regular on the corporate speaking circuit making audiences laugh about the serious topics of resilience […]

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Roy Peter Clark - Help! For Writers

Best Books for Writers and Authors

Best Books for Writers and Authors What are the best books for writers and authors? I’ve been reading a lot of books – as usual – and in particular books to help me with my writing. Here is my list of best books for writers and authors. I’ll add more as a I read them. Plus […]

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