Posts in category: Efficacy

One word to open new worlds

I gave a talk to a group of Year 10 students recently on the Power of Choice. After the talk, one student came up to me and asked “Should I become a spray painter or an electrician?” I said “Do both!” And the look on his face made my day. How...

Dream house, dream business

When buying your dream home, are you making design decisions based on what you want? Or the resell value of the house? It strikes me that many people sacrifice what they way in their dream home for fear of eroding the resell value. They live with something somewhat...

Contemplating an egg

An egg is a versatile thing indeed. It can be used in an amazing variety of ways. Similarly, you too have egg-like versatile skills if you look deep enough. We often lump our skills with our jobs or training – accountant, ballet teacher, homemaker. Dig deeper and a...

Dominant vs submissive states

People are more sociable when they are in a submissive state of mind. We are in a dominant state of mind when we are trying to sell a point, or push an opinion. We are in a submissive state of mind when we are genuinely listening to someone, and engaging with them...

Keeping score vs satisfaction

“..numbers were useful only in keeping score, not in judging satisfaction.” Robert Ludlum’s in his novel The Altman Code. I am thinking of the myriad of business/entrepreneur/etc awards out there that continue to celebrate money-making above all...

What has your business done for you lately?

The financial year has finished, your tax paperwork is probably more or less under control. Time to think about you. What has your business done for you in the last financial year? This is for you the individual; not you the director or employee. Has it helped you...

Out of the ordinary – right now

Think of something you do in your business that you have been doing the same way for a while now. Can you do it differently today? How differently dare you do it today?
The Big Moo

The Big Moo

The Big Moo – Stop trying to be perfect and start being remarkable. The group of 33 edited by Seth Godin. ISBN 1-59184-103-8. Loads of thought provokers in bite-sized chunks. My favourite takeaway is: what if my business had to rely on donations (like a radio...

New beginnings

I have recently left a consulting business I co-founded called Vermillion. It has been an interesting, rewarding and challenging three years. Vermillion launched a revolutionary, humanist approach to business practice. In that short time, it made significant...

Working with your “faults”

In a conformist world, we often have our “faults” pointed out to us repeated by the well meaning (or otherwise!). “You are too opinionated.” “You are too accommodating.” The advice is usually something inactionable and frustratingly...

Your beautiful dream

On the chalkboard of a cafe in Perth: “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” Eleanor Roosevelt 2006 is still young. What is your dream for your business this year?

“The first pancake is always lumpy.”

Isn’t this is just the best quote about embracing mistakes as part of the journey towards success?!! The man who said this is Genia Landa. A big THANK YOU to Glenn Capelli of The True Learning Centre for sharing this. (If you give a damn about learning and...
Three challenges of evaluating technology

Three challenges of evaluating technology

1. Cutting through the marketing hype Marketing saturates everything. To arrive at the true practical value of a piece of new technology to the business, we need to filter out the spin from the truth. The approach to purchasing technology and web services still has an...

Optimism – alive and well!

A fine question posed in a FastCompany article by Shoshana Zuboff: “We all want a new business model, one based on trust and relationships. We’re hungry for it. But today’s realities seem intractable. Can things really change?” In my experience...
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