Philosophy

What Philosophy Can Teach You About Being a Better Leader, October 2019, reviewed

By @SimonCocking, can philosophy help you in the workplace? We consider this book which suggests you can. “What Philosophy Can Teach You About Being a Better Leader” was published on October 3rd, and is available from KoganPage here, written by the following 4 authors, Alison ReynoldsJules GoddardDominic HoulderDavid Lewis. Traditional management practices, rooted in economics …

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Can a Sitcom Teach Philosophy? Meet a Scholar Advising ‘The Good Place’

NBC’s ‘The Good Place’ attempts to build a comedy around the topic of moral philosophy. But can a network sitcom accurately teach concepts like existentialism and the works of Plato and Kant? To try to get their facts straight, the show’s creators invited philosophy scholars into the writers’ room for the show. One of them …

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Why Done Is Better than Perfect Is Now a Broken Philosophy

Facebook’s mantra for developers has long been “Move Fast and Break Things.” This idea of doing something, even if it’s not ideal was also adopted by Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg, who serves as the tech Oprah for millions of people. Her version of the slogan is “Done is Better than Perfect.” In the startup and “personal …

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Why the “If You Build it they Will Come” Philosophy Fails for Ecommerce Businesses

Do you remember the 1989 class “Field of Dreams?” It was a great movie, but I have an issue with the famous quote “If you build it he will come.” Too many people used variations of this quote for running a business. A similar quote was “If you build a better mousetrap, the world will …

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Content Marketing and Lead Generation – A Different Philosophy

Today, I’ll be writing about something I’ve covered numerous times within my other posts, but this is a different approach to lead generation. Just like I’ve said, you have to keep trying different things to get it right, and you have to keep lead generation strategies in mind, too. For example, we often rely on …

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