The headline grabbed me: Power? Thanks, but I’d Rather Have Influence
And this kept me reading:
I was really impatient with under-motivated people … It’s just: “What? You’re doing this thing and you’re not trying to do it really well? I just don’t understand.”
But this made it really worthwhile:
In my world, I read résumés upside down, so I start with personal interests. So if somebody doesn’t have believable, interesting interests, they’re not going to work in a creative business.
… I tell people, you need to add something to every meeting you come to. The risk is blathering, but you need to add something, and you know something that nobody else knows. And can you share that in a minute?
Now that last part I have to disagree with. Meeting dynamics have always frustrated me. They always turn out to be like that encounter with some S.O.B. who dissed you and you walk away and five minutes later, you think, “Damn! I should have said this… !” But it’s too late. It only came to you five minutes after the fact.