the recipe john david mann

Most of you are familiar with John David Mann’s writing, both as Editor in Chief of Networking Times and as coauthor of the beloved classic The Go-Giver. This fall John is back with another parable, this one a collaboration with an award-winning chef—John describes it as “the intersection of personal growth and leadership with great…

rejection

“We have not had success with parables, and have moved away from the food area.” As I mentioned on my blog recently, I have a manuscript right now in the hands of 20 publishers. No, strike that — make that, in the hands of 11 publishers, because 9 of the 20 have now said “No.” Number 9 being the one…

millennials

None of Us Has Any Idea What the Hell We’re Doing, But We’re Doing It Anyway When I was 19, I was offered a position as composition instructor at a university. To my dad, a musicologist and college professor, this must have seemed a dream come true. What more wonderful career opportunity for a budding…

We’re in the silly season, the time of U.S. presidential primaries, and one effect of the media assault is that it makes us examine this thing called “leadership.” It’s easy to think of leadership as something that relates only to the elite few: the CEO, the president, the general, the boss. But silly season notwithstanding,…

New books often fade to the background as time goes by. The Go-Giver seems to generate more buzz with every passing year! Written by Bob Burg and our own Editor in Chief Emeritus, John David Mann (back when he wasn’t “emeritus” yet), this “little story about a powerful business idea” was first published in December…

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  Contributor: John David Mann You’ve heard it said that “leaders are readers.” Not all in leadership positions would agree. (As President Schwarzenegger says in The Simpsons Movie, “I vass elected to leaaad. Not to reaaad.”) But the mayor of Longview Texas takes a long view on leadership — and reading has just become a…