Episode 95

Published on:

14th Feb 2023

Mark Rennella - One-Idea Rule

This week on The Indispensables, I am joined by my friend Mark Rennella!

Mark Rennella has given students and professionals helpful advice about writing throughout his career, most recently as a writing coach for MBA candidates at Harvard Business School. Mark earned a PhD in American history from Brandeis University and has taught literature and American history at Harvard University, the University of Miami, and the University of Tours (France). His publications include Entrepreneurs, Managers, and Leaders: What the Airline Industry Can Teach Us About Leadership, co-authored with Nitin Nohria, former dean of Harvard Business School. Mark's books, articles, business case studies, and collaborative writing endeavors have garnered him critical praise from historians, academicians, and business leaders alike. His concept of the “one-idea rule” was included among HBR.org’s ten favorite management tips for 2022. He currently works as an editor for Harvard Business Publishing. 

One-Idea Rule: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/731278/the-one-idea-rule-by-mark-rennella-phd/

How I Teach Podcast: https://hbsp.harvard.edu/inspiring-minds/categories/how-i-teach

Selected as one of HBR.org’s favorite management tips of 2022: 


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The Indispensables
Conversations with real go-to people who stand the test of time in the real world of work
Based on Bruce Tulgan's new book, The Art of Being Indispensable at Work, The Indispensables is a podcast series about how real people, in the real world, become indispensable, go-to people who stand the test of time at work.

Featuring conversations with go-to people from organizations of all shapes and sizes, in every industry, Bruce Tulgan drills down into the specifics of what these people do differently to stand out in their jobs and careers. There will be no fads or quick-fix solutions here. This podcast is all about actionable advice that really works.


Bruce Tulgan is the CEO of RainmakerThinking, the management research, consulting and training firm he founded in 1993. All of his work is based on 27 years of intensive workplace interviews and has been featured in thousands of news stories around the world. You can follow Bruce on Twitter @BruceTulgan or learn more about his work at: https://rainmakerthinking.com/