I just started following these guys after reading their book, I Hate People. If you liked “The No Asshole Rule”, I Hate People is a wonderful complement to it. It’s full of witty insights that expand beyond dealing with Assholes or People (those individuals that waste your time) to being able to thrive around them.
Their latest post reviews a book that dissects the whole “Positive Thinking” mantra in business. The main premise is that positive thinking, really spinning good news only, is hurting American business. I can see the point for business folk and upper management but for engineers and scientists, I find the opposite — overly negative thinking bordering on despair. Both extremes are bad.
For me, it’s all about Telling The Whole Truth. I learned this the hard way and now I always try to be balanced by giving the whole story — neither a positive or negative spin, just the whole truth.