In this episode meet Brad Smith, author (with Carol Ann Browne) of Tools and Weapons; Jason Harris, author of The Soulful Art of Persuasion; and Tricia Clarke-Stone and Antoinette M. Clarke, co-authors of Double Down.
Hear from these exceptional trailblazers on the importance of both understanding the tools of our trades and emotionally connecting with the stories that we tell. And guess who channeled their grandmother and a special bedtime nursery rhyme during the recording!
Listen to clips from their audiobooks:
Microsoft President Brad Smith operates by a simple core belief: When your technology changes the world, you bear a responsibility to help address the world you have helped create. In Tools and Weapons, Brad Smith and Carol Ann Browne bring us a captivating narrative from the cockpit of one of the world’s largest and most powerful tech companies as it finds itself in the middle of some of the thorniest emerging issues of our time.
Jason Harris, CEO of the powerhouse creative agency Mekanism, argues that genuine persuasion in the twenty-first century is about developing character rather than relying on the easy tactics of flattery, manipulation, and short-term gains.
As African American women who have climbed their way to the highest ranks of the media world, Tricia and Antoinette have learned that to win when the deck is stacked against you, you need to ditch the old Status Quo rules. Whether youâ€™re starting your career, wondering why youâ€™re not further along, or looking to pivot,youâ€™ve got to double down on yourself, and youâ€™ve got to cultivate a tribe of people who will double down on you, too.
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