The ‘2 Beers and a Puppy’ Test Is My Greatest Contribution to the World

Ross McCammon
Forge
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2 min readSep 8, 2020

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If I’m remembered for anything, it’ll probably be a piece of advice that occasionally and randomly goes viral called “two beers and a puppy.” It’s a thought exercise that I included in my 2015 book Works Well With Others. Pick a person in your life — a friend, a coworker, your cousin Kyle, whoever — and ask yourself two questions:

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Ross McCammon
Forge

Author, Works Well With Others: Crucial Skills in Business No One Ever Teaches You // writing about creativity, work, and human behavior, in a useful way