Why You Should Stop Reading the News and 4 more must-reads for your business - FP Advance

Why You Should Stop Reading the News and 4 more must-reads for your business

BY brett

Business Must-Reads | FP Advance

Tips to help your business take off

Times flies and we’re already a quarter of the way into the year. Luckily there is plenty of great advice out there to get your business flying too. To help you along here are a few must-reads we found and shared on FP Advance social media this April.

Great writing from some great business minds. Well worth a read.

Why You Should Stop Reading News

Farnham Street 

Most of what you read online today is pointless. It’s not important to your life. It’s not going to help you make better decisions. It’s not going to help you understand the world. It’s not going to help you develop deep and meaningful connections with the people around you. The only thing it’s really doing is altering your mood and perhaps your behaviour.

Four ways work will change in the future

Guardian Labs

Change is afoot, but it’s not all doom and gloom. Here’s a fantastic (and short) video on how technology isn’t about to bring the end of the world, and an end to work as we know it.

What Self-Awareness Really Is (and How to Cultivate It)

Tasha Eurich

Tasha Eurich says, “”Our research revealed many surprising roadblocks, myths, and truths about what self-awareness is and what it takes to improve it. We’ve found that even though most people believe they are self-aware, self-awareness is a truly rare quality: We estimate that only 10%–15% of the people we studied actually fit the criteria. Three findings in particular stood out, and are helping us develop practical guidance for how leaders can learn to see themselves more clearly.”

I think we could all do with a dose of this article. I’m going to re-read it right now.

Succession Planning in Crisis: When the Dog Catches the Car

Mark Tibergien

Succession planning is becoming the big issue of the day for anyone wanting to exit, on terms that they can live with, in relation to how their clients will be served after they go. This column is a call to invest in the next generation, before this demand is leached away to online tech platforms and mutual fund companies with advisory divisions.

What Mentors Wish Their Mentees Knew

Vineet Chopra, MD and Sanjay Saint, MD

Looking for a mentor? Then here’s some great advice from Harvard Business Review for mentees. Remember that mentors are looking for closers: those that finish what they start. So make sure you know the Golden Rules. Ideal mentees share certain qualities: They are enthusiastic, energetic, organised, and focused. They embrace feedback, while remaining honest and responsive. They always behave with integrity and recognise that hard work and sacrifice pays dividends down the road.

5 must-reads from this April to help make your business fly


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ABOUT BRETT DAVIDSON When you work with FP Advance you work with me, Brett Davidson, directly. My motto is ‘advise better, live better’ and I practice what I preach. I’m straight talking and get to the heart of an issue quickly. There’s no beating about the bush, just a focus on helping things improve. Ask my clients – what I teach works.