2+ Users who have LIKED this post: Note: Michael will moderate Create Raving Fans, a special luncheon in Troy, Michigan on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Panelists include Ara Topouzian, Candace Simons and Shawn Lee. Register here. _____ In 2008, a man named Kevin Kelly posited that the goal of every business should be to create […]
0 Ray Dalio has a new book on the subject of principles. You know what they say about principles. Everyone has them and they’re all different. I first became aware of the Dalio principles when it was reported that a .pdf he had posted online had been downloaded a gajillion times. Ray Dalio had published […]
0 One time Yahoo CEO, Scott Thompson, would have had his job for longer than four months if he had followed the Rotary Four-Way Test. Mr. Thompson came under fire when it became clear that he had lied on his resume by stating he had a degree in computer science when, um, he didn’t. Yahoo terminated […]
0 “Regrets, I’ve had a few…” Remember that old song My Way, made famous by Frank Sinatra? As a lifelong, commissioned salesperson, I can really identify with a song that references the pain of over-ambition, doubt, tears, taking “the blows,” and “my share of losing.” I’ve lost deals that would pay for a house. […]
0 You Are What You Write is an excerpt from the book, Work Hacks: 300+ Cool Ideas to SPEED Career Success. Not long ago, I met a 15-year-old American student who couldn’t spell “Wednesday.” Literacy is important. Tweet This Elmore “Dutch” Leonard, is the author of more than three dozen books. Many of his books have […]
0 Being a good interviewee is important because we all learn from each other. This article has guidelines for being interviewed online. Tweet This Interviews used to just happen on network television. But now, webinars, podcasts, conference calls, blogs, and three-way phone calls are all being used to get expert opinions distributed to various audiences. My […]
0 Words are powerful, whether they are contained in a passionate speech or the lyrics of a beautiful song. My first career was in the music business as bass player in the Caruso Brothers band. Being a musician taught me to appreciate how songs are put together. Even today, I find myself analyzing bass lines, […]
It’s hard to believe that we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s famous I Have a Dream speech. Or are we?
Contrary to popular belief, variations of King’s I Have a Dream speech were delivered many times before and after the “official” date of of August 28, 1963. In fact, King had been using the dream concept in speeches since 1960.
Like many great speeches, the “official” version was an amalgamation of what worked best up until then, combined with the massive media coverage of what was called “The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.”
As I always say, “the best kind of writing is rewriting.”
0 Hey, happy January! This is my favorite time of year even though these days have their challenges. The holidays can be stressful, the post-holiday blues can linger and lots of us make do with a minimum amount of sunlight in the first month of the calendar. Whether you’re impacted by depression, melancholy, seasonal affective […]
0 Radio personality, Lisa Barry interviewed author, Michael Angelo Caruso on the subject of how communication affects emotions. This interview aired Thursday, Jan. 18 & Friday, Jan. 19, 2018 on WEMU 89.1 during All Things Considered. Listen to the playback recording here. I’m on the interview circuit to promote a new book titled, Work Hacks, 300+ […]
0 Our habits make us or break us. Aristotle said, “We are what we do.” Tweet This Indeed, the things we do from the minute we wake up until the time we go to bed become our daily routines. Before you know it, those daily routines become lifetime habits. But where do habits come from? […]
0 My pal, Art Sobsczak makes his living teaching people how to communicate by telephone. Some might say that telephones are “old school.” But, in an age of texting, Facetiming, Zooming and other gerunds that are about to be invented, telephone communication is still a time-honored way to get things done. This is true because of […]