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GoogleReading: Entrepreneurship, Saying No, Goal Setting, Networking Reconsidered

I follow over 231 blogs on leadership, business, marketing and personal development using Google Reader.  As I browse the stream of ideas, there are some that catch my eye for one reason or another, which I post to my “shared” list. This creates an interesting blog available to you at http://www.google.com/reader/shared/davenderg .

Here are some recent articles I recommend: 

Is Entrepreneurship A Management Science?
Eric Ries, The Conversation (Harvard Business Review)
permalink:  http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2010/01/is_entrepreneurship_a_manageme.html

Traditional concepts in management science tend to fail when applied to startups. A startup has to deal with conditions of extreme uncertaintly, which impedes the ability to do traditional planning. This article talks about shifting the attention at the startup phase from the outputs (measuring the results) to the inputs (measuring how the team is learning).

This Year, Say Yes By Saying No
Alexandra Samuel, The Conversation (Harvard Business Review)
permalink: http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2010/01/say_yes_to_saying_no.html

This is the time of year where we get bombarded with offers. Be clear about your intentions and goals, and make “no” your default answer.

You’re Not Small, You’re Just Human (And So Are The Gurus)
Ali Hale, Dumb Little Man
permalink: http://www.dumblittleman.com/2009/11/youre-not-small-youre-just-human-and-so.html

Even “gurus” have off days. Don’t beat yourself silly trying to achieve the illusion of perfection.

Best New Year’s Resolution? A Stop-Doing List
Jim Collins via Marcia Conner, LaughLearnLead
permalink: http://marciamarcia.tumblr.com/post/283672685/best-new-years-resolution-a-stop-doing-list

Are you productive, or just busy? Take the time to focus on only doing what counts most for you.

Goal Setting Accountability: Is It For Losers?
Naomi Dunford, IttyBiz
permalink: http://ittybiz.com/goal-setting-accountability

There’s a place for accountability, and there’s a place for privacy

Networking Reconsidered
John Hagel III and John Seely Brown, Harvard Business Review
permalink: http://blogs.hbr.org/bigshift/2010/01/networking-reconsidered.html

Applying the lessons learned from social networking to the traditional real-world networking environment.

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Check out my Shared Items on my Google Reader page: http://www.google.com/reader/shared/davenderg

If you know of any interesting blogs or posts (especially if they’re yours!) please share them through the comments below.

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  • Joseph Phillips January 19, 2010, 11:31

    Hi Davender – great list of readings here! I’m a huge fan of the “Dumb Little Man” blog.

    My blog on achieving goals, finding passion, and creating joy is http://blog.lifelongproject.com/


    • Coach Davender January 19, 2010, 11:53

      Hi Joseph! Thanks for the feedback. “Lifelong Project” is definitely on my Google Reader list!

      Also, I agree with your article “Why Resolutions Fail” which was posted on SoulHiker.com (another blog I’ve just added to my follow list – thanks!) where you suggest that instead of “Resolutions” think “Goals”. http://soulhiker.com/2010/01/why-resolutions-fail/ This is totally in alignment with how I live and what I coach.

      The way you encourage people to “treat the next year of their life as a project” makes this former project manager’s heart sing with joy! tee hee


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