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Facing Two Imposters: Failure and Success

In his poem If, Rudyard Kipling described the qualities that would set a person up for success. While the tone of Kipling’s poem might be a little out of place in a modern, egalitarian age, it highlights many fine qualities, not least the benefits of a healthy perspective on failure and success.

What If doesn’t do is to point out the seeds of those qualities already lying within us all…. Read More»

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The Future of Creativity Is Connected

Back in 1983, David Ogilvy, the famous British advertising executive and ‘father of advertising’, doubted that more than 1 out of 100 advertising campaigns contains a big idea, highlighting the poor state of creativity in advertising. Instead of looking back, let us look forward and ask ourselves what the future holds where creativity is concerned…. Read More»

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The Social Games: Surviving Disruption Requires Enterprise-Wide Social

My son’s high school senior class is in the middle of a game called “Assassin”. All players are secretly given the name of another classmate. The task: Track down (in your spare time) and shoot your target with a water gun. Players are eliminated until there’s only one left standing; winner gets bragging rights and some extra spending money…. Read More»

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5 Communication Behaviors We All Must Adopt

Regardless of industry, native language, or country of operations, executives the world over have the same complaint – their people need to do a better job at communicating clearly and succinctly.

So if you want to impress the people around you, improve the morale of the people around you, and positively add to your organizational culture, here are some behaviors to think about adopting:… Read More»

Giving Without Expectation

Love, truly is the essential foundation upon which relationships are built. Give with no thought of getting.

When you approach others—and they know you care for them and are really genuinely interested to help them —you are following the law of reciprocity and taking the necessary first steps to building a lasting, rewarding network from which you will benefit both personally and monetarily.
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