Make the Most of What You Have

Recently, I attended a book signing event at Indigo Books and Music where Walter Isaacson talked about his biography of Steve Jobs. Indigo’s CEO Heather Reisman did an excellent job interviewing Isaacson, and the audience got some deep insights into why Jobs was the way he was. Isaacson remarked that kindness was not among Jobs’ top 100 traits – words he used to describe him include: Petulant, artistic, emotional, genius, mean, dual-personality, intuitive, control freak, liked to have his own way, had the ability to engender loyalty. If someone were eulogizing you, what would your top 100 traits be? I’ve been thinking that I’m not … [Read more...]

The Invisible Mentor Week in Review

In case you missed it, here is what we talked about this week on The invisible Mentor Blog. Mondays at the Salon Google is an innovative company which has invested a lot of time and money to improve the search experience. Here are some tips and resources to make you search more efficient and effective. How to Effectively Use Google. Booked on Tuesdays We reviewed American Sketches: Great Leaders, Creative Thinkers, and Heroes of a Hurricane, Walter Isaacson which is a collection of previously written essays. Review: American Sketches: Great Leaders, Creative Thinkers, and Heroes of a Hurricane, Walter Isaacson. Wisdom … [Read more...]

Review: American Sketches: Great Leaders, Creative Thinkers, and Heroes of a Hurricane, Walter Isaacson

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Walter Isaacson is a biographer, and he came on my radar because he is writing an authorized biography of Steve Jobs due in early 2012. Steve Jobs is someone who I’m very interested in, and would like to learn more about. I decided to check out Walter Isaacson’s writing to see if I liked his style. At the bookstore I had a few options, and narrowed it down to Benjamin Franklin: An American Life and American Sketches: Great Leaders, Creative Thinkers, and Heroes of a Hurricane. Since I had read the Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, I purchased my other option, American Sketches which is a collection of previously written essays by … [Read more...]

Benjamin Franklin in 10 Tweets

This is a very lighthearted look at Benjamin Franklin who offered so much to the world. Franklin established the first public lending library and the first fire department in Pennsylvania, a university and a hospital. I had fun creating the tweets. At the end of the tweets is a 29-minute YouTube video, which is worth watching if you want to learn more about the man. I also recommend The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, which isn't an easy read since it is written in old English. But take the time to slog through the book because it will inspire you. Here are the 10 tweets. @franklin He that once done you a kindness will be more … [Read more...]