Why You Should Work With People You Don’t Like

[This article originally appeared on the American Express Open Forum] Contrary to “conventional wisdom,” opposites don’t do NOT attract. While individuals who are different than you might initially seem intriguing, in the long run these differences will invariably push you apart....

The Pygmailion Effect and You

The Personality Poker book is now available. Be sure to buy your copy today. Each book comes with a deck of the specially designed poker cards. And no, you do not need to know anything about poker to play! The only way you can lose is if you don’t have a personality. This...

We Have Liftoff…

On Thursday, the Personality Poker book started rolling into stores everywhere. People have been telling me about sightings in airport books stores and Barnes & Noble stores. Yesterday, I walked into my first bookstore – the MIT COOP – and there it was, face out. ...

One Day More…

For me, tomorrow is a big day. My third book, “Personality Poker,” will be available in less than 24 hours. A lot of people have asked me what it is like to publish a book.  Well, let me tell you… It is exciting and nerve-racking. Sleep is a rare commodity these...

The Golden Rule is Tarnished

This is the third in a series of videos about Personality Poker. Today I discuss why the Golden Rule is bad advice. You can pre-order the book now. Each book comes with a deck of the specially designed poker cards.

Opposites Don’t Attract

I remember a project I worked on many years ago. I was leading a large team and had a very large budget. I chose John to co-lead with me because we got along so well. I am a creative, spontaneous, and enthusiastic person and John was pretty much the same. The team loved working...

The Person You Like the Least is the Person You Need the Most

This is the second in a series of videos about Personality Poker. Today I discuss the myth that opposites attract. You can pre-order the book now. Each book comes with a deck of the specially designed poker cards.

The Four Principles of Personality Poker

We will be releasing a series of videos about Personality Poker over the coming weeks.  Each will talk about a specific concept or insight from the book.  You can pre-order the book now.  Each book comes with a deck of the specially designed poker cards which will be demonstrated...

Read our Change This Manifesto

Today, the good folks at ChangeThis.com published my Personality Poker manifesto.  It is a quick read that will provide you some of my thoughts on why organizations struggle to become innovative…and what can be done about it. Read it/download it here Here’s the...

The New Personality Poker Cards are Available!

The Personality Poker book is available in 6 weeks and 2 days. But starting today, you can buy the new and improved Personality Poker cards from the “Change This” site.  These are the guys who bring you the Change This manifestos. For the past few years, we have been...