Are you sick of hearing about the last decade, or what everyones top 9 was in 2019? I am, so let’s get down to why you are here…
FWIW I am taking a different approach to Must Reads in January, less is more (apparently) so I am going to share my 15 - 20 Must Reads with slightly more commentary.
If you hate the format, tweet me (click here to tweet there is a tweet ready to go for you) with your feedback.
Why you are here…⤵
😍 The Must-Reads Of The Week 😍
Don’t be Evil! Three years of the dramatic drop of Google culture and how famously aggressive non-disclosure discussions and disagreements have impacted Google’s Culture - it’s a long read so listen to the article via the on page option
Profits over everything 💴 Yesterday saw an ex Google exec write a damming article on why he left and why Google don’t care about being evil
The two posts above are just a few posts expected to come out in coming weeks about the shifting and reportedly bad culture that has developed at Google.
Leader: Disney’s CEO Bob Igor talks about what makes a great leader
If you have a Masterclass subscription, I highly recommend his masterclass for wisdom and sound advice
Comms is 🔑: Why spend 2 weeks every quarter on an internal presentation
Communication and transparent insights will always ensure you having a winning team, I have spent a lot of my leadership enabling this, this article really does nail why direction, reflection and transparency is key
Secret: The secret to Microsoft’s acquisition of LinkedIn’s, leaving it alone (& Jeff Weiner)
It is no secret I am a huge fan of LinkedIn’s evolution, Jeff Weiner has had some incredible leadership moments especially with this video from LinkedIn’s all hands back in 2016. I also love this Masters Of Scale Podcast episode. Microsoft are often bashed but they really enabled LinkedIn to succeed with a great leader.
Reclaim & Own Your Time: How to prioritise your workday and workweek
Prioritising your time and being ruthless is something you are rarely taught but essential for anyone at any level to own!
Work that system: How celebrities reclaimed their privacy from paps with social media
Veganuary: How KFC and Greggs are going all out for Vegan Profits
and Co-Op are also going after the move towards 800k new vegans, with Costa selling vegan ham and cheese toasties, Pizza Hut offering vegan pepperoni & McD’s vegan dippers.
KFC / KFV have really taken a bashing on their promoted tweet, interesting to see how certain brands are reacted to vs others.
Change Agents 📰: How teenagers are rewriting the face and future of news
News and entertainment has merged in recent years but teenagers have found ways to tell the news on different platforms and make it ‘work’ for their generation
Last week’s Must Read was surprisingly popular.
📚 Next week I will be giving away a couple of must read books, let me know if you have any must reads (or listens) by hitting reply 📚
👏You Made It To The End 👏
Have a great weekend!
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