I’ve collated some of the most interesting quotes I have read, from the plethora of quotes that are out there. They were said by a variety of experts, thinkers and professionals, all from different backgrounds, eras and industries. However, they all have one thing in common – they all apply to daily [business] life. Whether…
I was recently sent a fantastic infographic called “The Secret Life of Garbage” which explains what happens in the end to end process of garbage collection, recycling and disposal. I’ve embedded the infographic below.
Co-incidentally I’ve just finished an assignment with a waste management client so I thought I’d share a few insights into the process.
Customers base lots of buying on the face behind a brand, the story of the brand, the derivation, ethics, values and ultimately, who they are being an ambassador for when they buy. This brings the social presence and touch points with a CEO even more into focus and more importantly, a reason to exist at all. On Social Media Today last week, Leon McLean also refers to the trust-factor in a brand when the CEO is visible and engaging.
The Right Time…
Like most good things, there is a right time and place for challenging the troops to reach beyond what they believe possible. The right time is after the decision is made. Once the course is charted, charging up the troops to give it their all is crucial.
Churchill’s speech occurred after his decision to continue resisting the fascist onslaught. He wasn’t asking the people whether they could face the challenge ahead – he already knew they must. He was preparing them for that challenge.
…And The Wrong Time
The wrong time to motivate the troops to take on stretch goals is before the decision is made.
You’ve never seen data presented like this. With the drama and urgency of a sportscaster, statistics guru Hans Rosling debunks myths about the so-called “developing world.”
Drawing from some of the most pivotal points in his life, Steve Jobs, chief executive officer and co-founder of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, urged graduates to pursue their dreams and see the opportunities in life’s setbacks — including death itself — at the university’s 114th Commencement on June 12, 2005.
A short but very interesting video on how to get your work (and your life) organized. Comes from the angle of “turning off the monkey inside your head” you’ll see what I mean:
We all know what it’s like to sit through a bad presentation. We can easily spot the flaws — too long, too boring, indecipherable, what have you — when we watch others speak. The thing is, when we take the stage ourselves, many of us fall into the same traps.
Here are five of the most common, along with some tips on how to avoid them.
The ’12 days of Christmas’ cost will be a little higher this year. The prices of partridges, pear trees, gold rings, and swans a-swimming all increased from 2011. Below are the estimated costs of all the items from the ’12 days of Christmas’ carol.
Granting that there is a lot of cultural diversity within East and West and it’s possible to point to counterexamples in each, Stigler still sums up the difference this way: For the most part in American culture, intellectual struggle in schoolchildren is seen as an indicator of weakness, while in Eastern cultures it is not only tolerated but is often used to measure emotional strength.
It’s a small difference in approach that Stigler believes has some very big implications.