If you want to be able to talk to almost anyone about almost anything, read widely. The worst books to read are business books. Read fiction, biography, history, science, philosophy, and so on. Read books on the best-seller lists. This is
Almost all the people who tell me that they "haven't had their morning coffee yet" or "need their coffee before we can start" are no better in their performance, or thinking, or contributions after they've drunk it.
If politicians, sports analysts, financial experts, and similar people were evaluated regularly, as employees everywhere are, in terms of performance expectations and projections agains actual results and accuracy, we'd start to see what turnover really looks like. One year a