Best Among What I Read Today – 19th May 2016

Best of What I read Today

I read a lot and on diverse topics. I used to share all the interesting stuff on Twitter and Facebook, but realised that searching for them at a later point (in case someone wants to find out more or I want to connect with someone) became extremely difficult.

Also, my friends said that it is easier for them if they can find all the interesting stuff that i find in one place so that they can visit one single post and decide to read something that they find interesting as well.

Hence, going forward, on days that i read and find interesting articles, blog posts, books, podcasts and any other piece of content, i will share them in a blog post titled – “Best Among What I Read Today” and publish on my blog.

Here is today’s content that i found interesting. You can look at all the past posts here.

The Short Run or the Long Run

In this short blog post, Seth Godin talks about the difference that short term thinking and long term thinking can have on our lives.

In his inimitable style, he articulated that all the short term, when put together forms the long term and that it is always better to think and act long term rather than short term.

You can read the entire post here.

5 Reasons We Forget Presentations

Almost all working professionals today have to deliver a presentation at some point or the other. If you are in sales, marketing or a senior manager, delivering compelling presentations is a key ingredient to your success.

In this slide deck, Dr. Carmen Simon shares her tips on how to craft and deliver presentations that your audience doesn’t forget. Dr. Simon is a cognitive neuroscientist and the co-founder of Reximedia.

The HP way – Dave Packard on how to run a company

In this post, Shane Parrish shares his take on the speech that Dave Packard delivered to his managers on multiple things like

  • Why does a company exists?
  • What does it mean to be a leader?
  • What are the responsibilities of a company to the society at large
  • And many more

I think these ethos is what enables HP to grow to the size it did during the time of the founders.

If you are a leader, run a business or a startup founder, this and the full text of the speech, which is linked in the post is a must read.

You can read the full post here.

Hope you enjoyed the post.. Do share any other interesting content that you found on the interwebs.. 🙂