I get so many business ideas from reading. Some I deploy in my own business, some for our consulting clients. Others become story ideas that I pitch to our editorial clients. Here's an example. I read about a University of Kentucky study on "good gossip" in last month's HBR. It was interesting, and related to some other writing I've done for Monster, so I pitched it to them. They accepted, and voilà!
Office Gossip: It's Not All Bad
We all know that playing office politics, spreading rumors and sharing the latest gossip are frowned upon and sometimes even forbidden. But a recent study by researchers at the University of Kentucky has found that office gossip isn’t all bad. In fact, certain types of gossip can actually be good for your career. Here’s how.