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Wednesday
Jan062010

Daniel Pink's Top 10 Publications and 5 Trends to Watch in 2010

I definitely started 2010 off with a bang!

Daniel Pink, author of "A Whole New Mind" and a most influential person in my thinking, kicked off the new year with an exclusive one-hour teleseminar. The exclusive session was Dan's way of saying "thank you" to all the folks who pre-brought his new book, "Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us."

Dan shared his list of the most important publications he'll be reading in 2010, as well as the five mega-trends he'll be following. With Dan's approval, here's his list.

The 10 publications, books, and blogs to follow in 2010:
1. Springwise
2. The Week
3. NBER Digest
4. Arts Journal
5. New Scientist
6. Pop URLs
7. Seth Godin blog
8. Employee First, Customer Second: Turning Conventional Management Upside Down by Vineet Nayar
9. Different: Succeeding in a World Conformity Reigns but Exceptions Rule by Youngme Moon
10. The Thing

5 trends to watch in 2010:
1. Apps for everyone
Everyone will have a personal app. As people have a personal website, apps will be the next explosion.
2. Socrates meets statistics
All our streams of data will help us know thyself = knowing ourselves through statistics.
3. The English Century
English has become the defacto language in business.
4. Dysfunction is high function
What seems to be a dysfunction creates new functions. “Bad” genes can enhance function; they can confer an advantage. There is a strong connection between dyslexia and successful businesses.
5. Obama is Reagan (sorry, no link)

Two simple questions to ask yourself in 2010:
1. Was I better today than yesterday?
2.What’s my sentence?
i.e. Why am I here? What’s my legacy? Creating your "sentence" serves as your “north star,” a compass to live by.

See the short "2 Questions" video on Dan's blog:
Two simple questions that can change your life in 2010

---Tom

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Reader Comments (4)

Hi. Really interesting post. Thanks so much for taking the time to put it together.

Olivia.
January 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterOlivia Bevan
Glad to share but we all have to thank Daniel!
Tom
January 6, 2010 | Registered CommenterThomas Clifford
Tom ... A terrific summary! Really appreciate the links. Do you know if there was an MP3 recording of this particular presentation? Thanks again, Todd
April 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTodd Doubleu
Todd- As far as I know, I don't believe there is an mp3.

Tom
April 11, 2010 | Registered CommenterThomas Clifford

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