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Give First Economics – Part II

The next economic revolution It is better to give – and companies are using that fact to thrive. Given any market where there are five to ten major brands, two-dozen minor brands and a store label to choose from, each with specific models, features and prices – how is it that some of them sell

Playing Fast with The Speed of Trust

Consider Stephen M.R. Covey’s work if you’re moving slowly Stephen M.R. Covey’s book “The Speed of Trust; The One Thing That Changes Everything” came to me through a recommendation by a new acquaintance. The individual was commenting on my statement that I get most of my IT consulting and LinkedIn training work through direct reference

Monkey Management

The One Minute Manager Meets the Monkey I recall reading this book early in my corporate career – and a recent comment brought it to mind, so I had to check it out of the library and review it;-) What do you get when you take one writer whose philosophy is managing people well –

Success in the Moment, or with Momentum?

Insight vs follow through As I reflect on the changing of calenders, the different nature of moment and momentum comes to mind. Do important things happen because we have a sudden insight, or do they happen because we get going and stay moving in the right direction? The idea or inspirational thought that invokes change

Book Review: Outliers

Malcolm Gladwell’s look into the wildly successful I continue to enjoy books by Malcolm Gladwell.¬† The latest I’ve read (or more precisely heard) being “Outliers: The Story of Success“. Before I had a chance to get this material first hand though, I listened to a friend review the book for a networking group. And as

Accomplishing Something New

It’s quite a feeling to realize you’ve never done this particular thing before…

And now you have.

It doesn’t have to be a huge thing – I still get a bit of a kick competing in a new type of event, playing a new game, or cooking something new (to me).

Is it so amazing because it’s the first time it’s ever been done? Probably not. But it’s still something.

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Animal, Vegetable, Mineral

If you’re going to draw a line, be careful where you put it…

Let’s have a look at sources of food.

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Powered By The Light From Billions Of Stars

I am, and you are too.

There’s no question that this earth is driven by our sun.

All you have to do is stand outside on a clear day and feel the warmth of its rays.

There is, perhaps, a bit more going on, as our sun is but one amongst the billions of billions of stars…

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The Unfettered Age

It’s not my father’s environment

Sure – I’m the youngest of six, but I’ve been around a while.

I’ve always found it interesting that my father experienced so much transition in his life. He was born in 1926 and lived through a whole lot of interesting times.

Myself – I remember thinking as a kid that all the huge changes had happened before my birth – what else was there? And the thought that struck me today – is how much things really have changed since my own youth.

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The World Is A Mirror

With lessons aplenty

Consider this statement:

The rest of the world is a mirror so that you can more fully see yourself.

It isn’t meant to be a literal thing –¬†these sorts of statements hardly ever are. But it’s probably worth thinking about…

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