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Thursday Three For All

I’m still licking my wounds from the fact checker fail of the century in yesterday’s blog post. (Hey…at least I gave UNC some love. They needed it after last night. “You guys didn’t beat your arch-rival, but you’re awesome at laundry services! Be encouraged!”)

So without further ado, here’s the fun stuff I’ve been reading this week:

10 Tips on Writing from David Ogilvy.  If you write, you must read this. (Warning: one sorta bad word is included. Cover the kids’ eyes.)

People who think well, write well. Woolly minded people write woolly memos, woolly letters and woolly speeches. [read more]

Finding a Balance Between Delegating and Micromanaging. Ouch. I do one really well and one really poorly. I’ll let you guess which is which. (You’re not allowed to seek input from my team.)

“He asked the sisters how their employees could be expected to handle complaints when they didn’t know the company’s big picture goals. The coach asked about Bari Jay’s purpose and stressed that it couldn’t be simply to make money or sell dresses. Ms. Parker said that homing in on a purpose took time. “But we came up with ‘making memories,’” she said.” [read more]

12 Drinks on Starbucks’ “Secret Menu.” That’s what I need: another reason to spend more money on my caffeine fix.

“I began to wonder about the other off-the-menu items I had been missing out on, and how many there were. As it turned out, quite a lot. Green Eyes and Double-Dirty Chais, Zebra Mochas and Crunch Berry Frappuccinos — an entire ‘secret menu,’ revealed.” [read more]

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