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Any business executive can attest to the fact that starting a new business is an enormous challenge that requires a huge commitment from the owner and top management staff. Given the grim statistics about the percentage of new businesses that fail, any entrepreneur seeking to beat the odds must carefully navigate the best path to […]

At the turn of this century, the Dalai Lama proposed the 18 Rules of living, a set of simple yet philosophical pointers to aid the journey to living a fulfilling and worthwhile existence.

I stumbled across this video some time ago now. I had shared it on my Posterous Blog (now deceased) but not here. I found it to be powerful and so it’s time to have it on this blog, now that Posterous is no longer! “If you’ve learned a lot about leadership and making a movement, […]

I’m a big fan of Simon Sinek and sometime ago shared a favourite TEDx Talk he did ‘How Great Leaders Inspire Action’. Well here’s another inspirational short interview for those small business owners.

Feb
27
2013

Career analyst Dan Pink examines the puzzle of motivation, starting with a fact that social scientists know but most managers don’t: Traditional rewards aren’t always as effective as we think. Listen for illuminating stories – and maybe, a way forward.

Iggy Pintado is an accomplished and experienced business leader, adviser, author, speaker and a good friend who I have also had the pleasure to meet offline. He is currently Director of Marketing and Innovation at UXC Connect. In April 2009, Iggy published his first book, ‘Connection Generation‘, a fascinating study of how connectedness affects our place in society and business and the challenges and opportunities this compelling development presents.

Apr
14
2012

Anthill Magazine introduced to me this TED Talk by Susan Cain in this week’s Beer O’Clock. Susan is also the author of “QUIET: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking”. For someone who declares herself an introvert, I found her to be articulate and brave to throw herself into the lime-light to offer this fabulous presentation about introverts…

This is one of my favourite TEDx Talks and I’m surprised I haven’t shared it here earlier. I came across it sometime last year and from memory may have watched it three times that day!

Simon Sinek presents a simple but powerful model for how leaders inspire action, starting with a golden circle and the question “Why?”

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