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Pearls of Wisdom

  • Dec 1, 2012
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Damn Good Advice by George Lois is a collection of pearls
of wisdom derived from famous persons, as well as the author
himself. For instance, Lois explains that great work must be
shown to the people who can back it. The author is seeking
great ideas that can change world culture by provoking
the modern culture intelligently.

Lois advises thinkers to first express ideas in words before
crafting visualizations of concepts pictorially. At bottom,
even the most advanced tools have no real impact without
an idea or concept to implement at some point.

Even the best ideas most be shown first before being
sold. Given this basic assumption, the author explains the
necessity of introducing sales pitches at some point in
order to get people to buy a new product or process.
In fact, the book takes this process a step farther by
showing how to enlist celebrities to promote products.

Lois believes that trends are traps. Instead, there are times
when the proverbial new direction turns out to be the only
direction. The author is suspicious of collectivist thinking
because it can lead to group grope. In addition, he warns
against over-analyzing alternatives which result in analysis
paralysis and the failure to make choices on a timely basis
or even at all.

Lois advises workers to do a good job consistently rather
than simply seeking to keep a job for purely survival purposes.
A corollary is that justification is a condition precedent to
creating good work that will have a lasting impact. The author
cites a related action that is required to do work. Most importantly,
workers must show up consistently in order to be noticed and
have their work cited or rewarded. President Lincoln advised
potential writers to: "Think long. Write short."

Damn Good Advice is an excellent book which challenges
readers to reach new frontiers in the area of big ideas, the
selling techniques to close deals and the assertiveness
necessary to get good results on a consistent basis.

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December 02, 2012
very nice review, sir.
December 03, 2012
Thanks.
 
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