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The Silences of Jeff Weiner

Bloomberg West descended upon the LinkedIn campus last week. It was a celebration of a decade of LinkedIn. Smart interviews were had by Emily Chang, Cory Johnson and Jon Erlichman, he of the pink
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My being silent. I actually strongly agree with Tom Keene here as I am a strong advocate of silence. Real, proper, silence.

It does seem, nowadays, that people feel an urge to always be saying something. The best (worst) example being corporate meetings.

I tend to speak rarely, leaving people make noise, listening an understanding and finally making a (usually strong) point when the noise clears.

This should be a basic rule for even a standard chat with a friend or family, for making any (business or personal) decision, etc ... .

Nothing beats a moment off from noise.

And this goes with my usual saying... "Be lazy". Take time, sit back, make proper decision and not a fool of yourself by speaking too fast and too loud.

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How the Productivity Myth is Killing Your Startup — about work

How the Productivity Myth is Killing Your Startup  — about work | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
You have to admire the insipid, dogged and naive devotion people have to believing they are going to get this huge list of things done. Even…
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My favorite sentence : "Be lazy". Glad to have found this great article "proving" me right; or, say, doing the work of providing actual reasoning behind my 2 words.

Great article, well written and hitting the spot :

Doing more does not mean doing more.

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99 Ways to Say No

99 Ways to Say No | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
This year, I decided to follow the advice of some smart people and create a word of the year. My word — REST — is my attempt to direct my thoughts, actions, and intentions to be more
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Well, just say No! ... !!

Or as soon as you are good enough (e.g. expert) F**k off does work well too :)

Indeed, once again, be lazy enough not to take work/tasks/b**lshit from other people.

That is in a fancy/nice/appreciable way, at least from my reader point of view here.

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Youssra El Harrab's comment, May 5, 2013 3:55 AM
Thanks for sharing this! That might be helpful indeed
Youssra El Harrab's curator insight, May 5, 2013 4:01 AM

Because sometimes we just need to say "NO"!