Four Thousand Weeks (2021)

Used our beach vacation to finish another book my friend and colleague Jorge Rivera had recently recommended: “Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals” by Oliver Burkeman. This time-management book is profoundly skeptical of time-management advice while, at the same time, providing some real food for thought about life’s priorities. In a nutshell: Life is short. Most of us get on average about 4,000 weeks. So what are you going to do with that time?

The Extended Mind (2021)

Just finished reading “The extended mind: The power of thinking outside the brain” by Annie Murphy Paul. Fascinating discussion of state-of-the art research on why and how we do (and should!) use our body for thinking; how our physical surroundings impact our thought processes; and how to capitalize on our social relationships to improve our thinking. Check out Adam Grant’s podcast to hear the author provide an insightful summary of the book.

GWSB Graduate Student Meet & Greet

Excited to be part of our next Graduate Student Meet & Greet at the George Washington University School of Business. At this event series, panels of graduate students, alumni, faculty and staff listen to a topical conversation between GWSB alumni and faculty scholars and then reflect on the discussion in small break out groups. This event’s conversation topic is “Dispelling Myths About Strategic Networking: Evidence from Theory and Practice, and I am teaming up with Christine Ayers, who is a partner and account leader in Guidehouse.

If networking is so important for our careers, why do we have mixed feelings about it, and why do we often find it difficult to do? In this workshop, we draw on both recent research and a wealth of practical experience to dispel common myths about networking and offer a step-by-step guide to strategic networking. We share insights on how to network smarter, not harder, by taking an investor’s perspective on networking.

For more information on this event, please see our website.