What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail? This quote is attributed to Dr. Robert Schuller. It has stuck and the quote both annoys and challenges me. What would I attempt to do if I knew I could not fail? Something drastic and outside my comfort zone or something safe? […]
The Medici Effect is a book about creativity and innovation written by Frans Johansson. The name alludes to The Medici family that helped to spur the beginning of the Italian Renaissance. The Medici Effect is about what happens at intersections, crossroads between different and often unrelated knowledge areas. Frans Johansson argues that innovations occur when […]
It is often called an elevator pitch but is just as useful as your introduction to people you meet at networking events. There are different views on how long the pitch shall be, 15-30 seconds or up to a minute. In my opinion, short is better. An “elevator pitch” is a quick and concise way […]
This text, Following The Current, came today and goes well with Walking Through When Doors Open that came the other day. The expression going with the flow is a metaphor that applies to navigating a river. When we go with the flow, we follow the current of the river rather than push against it. People […]
This text came from DailyOM and it rings true to me. When a door opens, walk through it. Trust that the door has opened for a reason and you have been guided to it. Sometimes we have a tendency to overanalyze or agonize over the decision, but it is quicker to simply go through the […]
Rajesh Setty wrote in a manifesto at ChangeThis that “being part of the commodity crowd erodes your value.” You need to rise above the crowd by following Setty’s 25 ways. This was originally posted at another (now extinct) blog of mine.
The Care and Feeding of Your Network is a useful document at the ChangeThis website. You can read about the Five steps to greatness in Networking and more about networking. Their definitions of the word network makes you think: Network (n): a group of people that are all well-known by a person. Network (v): helping […]
Ancora imparo means I am still learning. It is attributed to Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564). I think this is a very good maxim. Another quote I like is this: When we stop learning we stop living. Lifelong learning is fun and keep us alert. This was originally posted at another (now extinct) blog of mine.
Guy Kawasaki, a former Apple Fellow and entrepreneur extraordinaire, talks about up-starting a start-up. In a preview from his book, “The Art of the Start” Guy encourages entrepreneurs to make meaning, make mantra, and get going. According to Kawasaki, some examples of making ‘meaning’ are: make the world a better place, increase the quality of […]