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Play to your Strengths

By Dylan Schleicher, published October 18, 2004, at 4:28 PM in Jack Covert Selects

I was told recently I had to go out and buy immediately a copy of Now, Discover Your Strengths. Authors Buckingham and Clifton believe you should make your strengths stronger and forget the hot air about concentrating on your weaknesses. Well, in baseball if you hit the ball successfully 270 times for every thousand plate appearances, you will be a middling player.

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Gaming and the System

By Dylan Schleicher, published October 11, 2004, at 8:53 PM in News & Opinion

There is a new book out called Got Game: How the Gamer Generation Is Reshaping Business Forever. Frans talked about it while he was here, so I thought I would pick it up and have a look. The authors John Beck and Mitchell Wade talk about how the heavy video-gaming of today's youth is shaping their attitudes.

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Thank You

By Dylan Schleicher, published September 3, 2004, at 1:20 PM in News & Opinion

Virgil already said it, audentis Fortuna iuvat (luck helps those who are audacious). Well then, does Good Luck, in capital letters, exist? Plain old good luck is chance; it cannot be controlled.

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Good Luck

By Dylan Schleicher, published August 30, 2004, at 1:57 PM in News & Opinion

Good Luck was written in eight hours, straight through. However, it took us over three years to create it. Some people will only remember the eight hours.

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Next Week's Good Luck Charm

By Dylan Schleicher, published August 27, 2004, at 1:09 PM in News & Opinion

We are pretty high on Good Luck by By Alex Rovira and Fernandos Trias de Bes. Jack wrote a Jack Coverts Selects on the book. Starting Monday, we are going to run an excerpt from the book over on the Excerpt blog.

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A Book Called Beyond Bullets

By Dylan Schleicher, published August 26, 2004, at 7:02 PM in News & Opinion

Cliff Atkinson of Beyond Bullets announced Tuesday there will be a book published under the same name. It is be released by Microsoft Press and will ship February 2005. If you haven't been to Cliff's blog, you should go check it out.

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David Allen on Unstuck

By Dylan Schleicher, published August 26, 2004, at 6:51 PM in News & Opinion

David Allen of Getting Things Done fame gives his friend Keith Yamashita a plug on his blog. We've talked about Yamashita's new book Unstuck a number of times here on this blog.

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Creating Your Own Luck

By Dylan Schleicher, published August 18, 2004, at 4:23 PM in News & Opinion

The name I affectionately gave those who seize serendipity and capture coincidence is You Never Know It Alls. Having heard the phrase 'you never know' all of my life and having said it more ofter than I can remember, it continues to have impact on creating luck. You Never Know It Alls dont conform to the Keep it to yourself, play your cards close to your chest school.

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THE EIGHT TRAITS of People Who Turn Random Chance into Runaway Success

By Dylan Schleicher, published August 17, 2004, at 2:14 PM in News & Opinion

What is it about some people that make them successful? Are they born under a lucky star? Do they get all the breaks?

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Lots of Luck

By Dylan Schleicher, published August 16, 2004, at 4:39 PM in News & Opinion

There are three books coming out in the next few months that deal with the topic of luck. The first is Good Luck: Create the Conditions for Success in Life and Business by Alex Rovira and Fernando Trias de Bas. Jack wrote a review and posted already this month.

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Spooky Action

By Dylan Schleicher, published August 16, 2004, at 3:39 PM in News & Opinion

Mike DeWitt at Spooky Action is a pretty big fan of Jay Abraham's book Getting Everything You Can Out of All You've Got.

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Jack Covert Selects--Good Luck

By Jack, published August 10, 2004, at 9:23 PM in Jack Covert Selects

Good Luck: Create the Conditions for Success in Life & Business by Alex Rovira & Fernando Trias de Bes, Jossey-Bass Publishers, 143 Pages, Hardcover, August 2004, ISBN 0787976075 How many times have we heard or felt that luck played a significant part in something? The authors of Good Luck have quite an unusual and unique perspective on luck. They believe that good luck needs to be invited in, and that it is entirely up to people to create the conditions for their own good luck.