It’s been a while since I’ve done a round-up. So here’s some news, links, and the like.
First, What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast — the paperback — will be out August 27. Amazon is currently pricing it at $8.40, which is cheaper than the three e-books bought separately, and Audible is pricing it at $7.95, which is also cheaper than purchasing the three separately. (B&N has it for $11.48). I realize many blog readers have already read the ebooks, but if you do order the paperback, please shoot me an email (lvanderkam at yahoo dot com) and I’ll send you a little e-booklet I wrote called “9 Ways to Make More Me Time” as a thank you. I appreciate your support!
I’m a few weeks into my new gig writing for Fast Company. Some of the pieces that have been most read are “What Successful People Do During Lunch” (of course!) and “Monotasking is the New Multitasking.“
I’d love to feature more “real people” stories in future posts. Right now I’m particularly looking for people who have successfully changed the job they have into the job they want. Have you done some “job crafting” to change who you work with, or your tasks, in order to bring more joy to your job? How did you make that happen? Please let me know (lvanderkam at yahoo dot com).
And on a totally different note, here’s a story from the LA Times about a young mom fighting cancer and hoping to see her 2-year-old grow up. She needs a bone marrow match. Her story is bringing some national attention to the difficulty people from minority groups have in finding matches — and the need for broad recruitment to donor registries.
New York state saw proficiency rates on state tests drop precipitously after aligning the tests with the more rigorous Common Core. Some people are trying to score political points on the drop, but kudos to NY for doing this. One of the scandals of NCLB is how easy some states have made their tests. You get what you measure, but measurements should mean something.