Friday Books and Talks 09-20

Friday Books and Talks 09-20

Relationship Economics: Transform Your Most Valuable Business Contacts Into Personal and Professional Success
by David Nour, Alan Weiss

“Relationship Economics isn’t about taking advantage of friends or coworkers to get ahead. It’s about prioritizing and maximizing a unique return on strategic relationships to fuel unprecedented growth. Based on the author’s global speaking and consulting engagements, Relationship Economics reveals that success comes from investing in people for extraordinary returns. This revised and updated version explains the three major types of relationships—personal, functional, and strategic—and how to focus each to fuel enterprise growth. It introduces new concepts in relationship management, including the exchange of Relationship Currency, the accumulation of Reputation Capital, and the building of Professional Net Worth. These are the fundamental measures of business relationship, and once you understand them, you’ll be able to turn your contacts into better executions, performance, and results.”


TED: The pursuit of ignorance
By Stuart Firestein

“What does real scientific work look like? As neuroscientist Stuart Firestein jokes: It looks a lot less like the scientific method and a lot more like “farting around … in the dark.” In this witty talk, Firestein gets to the heart of science as it is really practiced and suggests that we should value what we don’t know — or “high-quality ignorance” — just as much as what we know. Stuart Firestein teaches students and “citizen scientists” that ignorance is far more important to discovery than knowledge.”

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