The Writing Edge for Business Writers: 4/28/17

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You’re a businessperson. You may not think of yourself as a writer, but you know that writing well can boost your results and your career. Naturally, you want to do better. Every week I point you to articles and blog posts that I think will teach you something or spark an idea or two. Some weeks there are more  »  Read More

Book recommendations for business leaders: 4/27/17

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Stephen King says that if you want to be a writer, there are two things you must do: read a lot and write a lot. This is about the “read a lot” part. I include reading lists and book reviews that will help you do business more effectively and write better for business. In this post, I point you to reviews of  »  Read More

Advice from the Masters: Tracy Kidder

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Tracy Kidder has a new book out. It’s called A Truck Full of Money. I haven’t read it yet, but I will because I’ve been loving his writing since I read The Soul of a New Machine many years ago. In addition to his other work, Tracy co-wrote a fine book about writing nonfiction titled Good Prose. That’s where I found  »  Read More

5 Ways to Make Your Ideas Work Harder for You

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Getting ideas is the easy part. Human beings have idea after idea without making any special effort. The challenge is how to improve the quality of your ideas and help them work for you. Here are five ways. Improve Your Inputs As one farmer put it to me “If you improve the quality of what goes into the ground, you’ll  »  Read More

The Writing Edge for Business Writers: 4/21/17

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You’re a businessperson. You may not think of yourself as a writer, but you know that writing well can boost your results and your career. Naturally, you want to do better. Every week I point you to articles and blog posts that I think will teach you something or spark an idea or two. Some weeks there are more  »  Read More

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