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Ask Two Questions | Psychology Today

Ask Two Questions | Psychology Today

Two Questions Effective time- and self-managers are asking themselves two questions, moment by moment.  Those Two Questions are “Am I having fun right now?” and “Is this what I’ve set out to do”?  If I’m doing what I’m here to do, experiencing what is mine to experience, I’ll be motivated and focused and engaged. And everybody around me will benefit from that, too.  Just like I benefit from being…

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Ask Two Questions | Psychology Today

Two Questions

Effective time- and self-managers are asking themselves two questions, moment by moment.  Those Two Questions are “Am I having fun right now?” and “Is this what I’ve set out to do”?  If I’m doing what I’m here to do, experiencing what is mine to experience, I’ll be motivated and focused and engaged. And everybody around me will benefit from that, too.  Just like I benefit from being around the people I’ve known who are truly living On Purpose.

via Ask Two Questions | Psychology Today.

So you gotta ask yourself… is this true for you?

Best-paid CEOs perform the worst

mostlysignssomeportents:

In
Performance for Pay? The Relation Between CEO Incentive Compensation and Future Stock Price Performance
, a paper from U of Utah business-school professors, the
relationship between executive performance and executive pay is
intensively investigated. The authors carefully document that the
highest-paid executives in the 1,500 companies with the biggest market
cops from 1994-2013 perform the worst, and that the higher a CEO’s pay,
the more likely it is that he’ll perform worse than his low-paid
colleagues. The effect was most pronounced in the 150 highest-paid CEOs.

The authors propose that sky-high pay leads CEOs to be overconfident –
after all, if they’re getting $37M for a year’s work, they must be
pretty damned smart, so anyone who disagrees with them is clearly an
idiot, after all, look at how little that critic is paid! The longer a
CEO is in office, the worse his performance becomes, because he is able
to pack the board with friendly cronies who keep hiking his pay and
overlooking his underperformance. And CEOs suck at figuring out when to
exercise their stock options, generally getting less money than they
would by following conventional financial advice.

Read the rest…

And now the big question: will board of directors and hiring committees learn from this?

Ha ha ha, just kidding. Of course not.

Much ado about nothing

At a guess… this is much ado about nothing. Beats had deals with most labels, Apple has too much impact for an indie label to walk away even with MP3 sales slowing.

In the end, indie labels will sign and Apple’s new music service will launch just fine. Whether or not it succeeds is entirely different (although Lefzetz is panning it)