As the thundering strains of Thus Sprach Zarathustra rose to a crescendo, the apes cowered beneath a towering black monolith. The sun rose behind it and they saw in its rays the bone that would soon become a living creature’s first weapon. This is one in a series of Word Carnival Posts Close Business Encounters of […]
An appeal to you, the A-lister
You’ve held a privileged position. You’ve been in my ear and in my inbox for years. I’ve given you my eye and brainspace. As have millions more. Here’s a quote that’s resonated for years. Wrongly attributed to a university commencement speech by author Kurt Vonnegut, it was written by Mary Schmich in the Chicago Tribune […]
Clans. It’s a revolution, well, you know.
revolution |ˌrevəˈloō sh ən a dramatic and wide-reaching change in the way something works or is organised, or in people’s ideas about it. Increasing entrepreneurship + digital renaissance = revolution = clans Entrepreneurship is on the rise and it’s borderless. Did you know that there are nearly 400 million active entrepreneurs around the world and […]
Conversations with my list? A piece of cake.
Scenario One Dear list, So much has been happening, I have to share it with you . . . What? Leaving already? Please wait. You won’t regret it. Phhew, thanks for staying. Sorry? Am I selling something? No I’m not selling anything. I just want to pass on some important information . . . You […]
Outsource. Work ‘in flow’ and eschew the Peter Principle!
This is a Word Carnival post, hosted by Tea Silvestre, the Word Chef. Have you heard of the Peter Principle? I first heard of it not long after Laurence J Peter and Raymond Hull posited the theory in their book of the same name, in 1969. Our car had broken down in the middle of […]
Can I solve your problem?
What could she do about this? A young psychologist explained that she regularly did government-funded assessment tests on very young children with potential learning disorders. The process troubled her. If the child had a learning difficulty this left the teacher (and the parents) with the knowledge, but no strategies to deal with it in the […]
Master barter and become a key person of influence
Are you familiar with the Trough Cycle*? Opportunity abounds. You’re awash with ideas. Each one promises greater success and more money. You embrace each with enthusiasm. If the expected return is not immediate, passion diminishes and energy drops. You emerge as the endorphins of the next opportunity light up your brain with its potential. The […]
The right brain, left brain thing and content curation
A Why You Must Blog contribution to the monthly Word Carnival hosted by Tea Silvestre, The Word Chef The left brain, we are told, exists to compute, criticise and assess. Logic, order, numbers, punctuality. None of these words really split the atom for the creative. The right brain, while resident in the same general location […]
What would you do if your top three employees disappeared?
You, your sales, marketing, operations and communications team are all booked to travel to a conference. At the last moment, you’re delayed. You send them on ahead. Now, imagine the unimaginable. They fail to show up at the conference. A police search can’t locate them. The heart, brain and voice of your beloved business are […]