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What Can We Learn About Thinking Differently From Studying Apple’s 1997 ‘Think Different’ Advertising Campaign?

I decided recently that it’s time to get this blog focused a little more on … helping people think differently. So, I’ve been thinking quite a bit lately about just what exactly it means to “think differently” (and I list 12 ways to think differently below). ┬áThe meaning of ‘think differently” is not as simple…

Donald Trump on Doing What You Love for a Career

While on the topic of life direction, this video has ‘the Donald’ speaking on the importance of doing what you love for your career – not what people around you expect you to do!

Steve Jobs on Living a Life You Love and Finding Your Life Purpose

In 2005, Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple, gave the commencement address for graduates from Stanford University. Jobs told us that we can’t always make sense of our life looking forward, it’s sometime only looking backwards that we can see the patterns in our life and how things are developing. “… you can’t connect the dots looking…

Strategy Execution For Creative People – How To Put The Spark Back In To Your Day To Day Business Activity!

Recently I caught up with a friend and colleague of mine – a very talented creative performer – who had entered in to the world of coaching, speaking  and running seminar training events. She was telling me how a short while back she had been involved in a strategy planning session. During the session she had been filled…

What Will Your Business Achieve In 2011?

If you are running a business, it is important to ask yourself now some key questions now about how you are going to develop your business in 2011. Here are 5 powerful questions to help get your thinking started: What frustrated you the most in your business in 2010? What do you want to accomplish…

How Leaders Start A Movement

In this brilliant, rough-cut video Derek Sivers relates insights about how to start a movement by observing  (in the style of David Attenborough) a shirtless guy dancing at an outdoor concert and the behaviours of people around him. Fantastic insights. In particular, Sivers highlights that the role of the first follower is almost as or…

The Internet, Made Easy!

One of the huge shifts going on in the world is how easy it is for individual people with an idea and a spark to set up a webpage and start a business getting their ideas out there in to the world. One of the hiccups though has been the technology. Business Is Changing 10…

Someone Is Reverse Engineering Your Facebook Profile Marketing Information

I’m in a Mastermind Group with Tommy Walker, an online marketing strategist who has a deep specialty interest in Facebook profile marketing. Consequently, I’ve been hearing some inside information about what he’s been developing and getting ready to share. I think it’s very powerful and leading edge – I haven’t heard anyone else talking about…

The New New Paradigm – Thinking Lobally

I was in a great mastermind session this morning, with a bunch of very bright people. As we do in mastermind sessions, we were going around the table and each talking about the challenges we face, and my question was: For a thought leadership business, that is, a business focused around speaking to conference audiences,…

Look at Him, Now Look at Me! How Old Spice went viral …

I’m sure by now you’ve seen the Old Spice commercials that have gone viral on the internet. If not, here is the one that went crazy after it was shown at the Superbowl: This thing just went mad, and has had over 17 million views on YouTube alone. The Old Spice Facebook Page has over…

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What Can We Learn About Thinking Differently From Studying Apple’s 1997 ‘Think Different’ Advertising Campaign?

I decided recently that it’s time to get this blog focused a little more on … helping people think differently. So, I’ve been thinking quite a bit lately about just what exactly it means to “think differently” (and I list 12 ways to think differently below). ┬áThe meaning of ‘think differently” is not as simple…

Donald Trump on Doing What You Love for a Career

While on the topic of life direction, this video has ‘the Donald’ speaking on the importance of doing what you love for your career – not what people around you expect you to do!

Steve Jobs on Living a Life You Love and Finding Your Life Purpose

In 2005, Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple, gave the commencement address for graduates from Stanford University. Jobs told us that we can’t always make sense of our life looking forward, it’s sometime only looking backwards that we can see the patterns in our life and how things are developing. “… you can’t connect the dots looking…

Strategy Execution For Creative People – How To Put The Spark Back In To Your Day To Day Business Activity!

Recently I caught up with a friend and colleague of mine – a very talented creative performer – who had entered in to the world of coaching, speaking  and running seminar training events. She was telling me how a short while back she had been involved in a strategy planning session. During the session she had been filled…

What Will Your Business Achieve In 2011?

If you are running a business, it is important to ask yourself now some key questions now about how you are going to develop your business in 2011. Here are 5 powerful questions to help get your thinking started: What frustrated you the most in your business in 2010? What do you want to accomplish…

How Leaders Start A Movement

In this brilliant, rough-cut video Derek Sivers relates insights about how to start a movement by observing  (in the style of David Attenborough) a shirtless guy dancing at an outdoor concert and the behaviours of people around him. Fantastic insights. In particular, Sivers highlights that the role of the first follower is almost as or…

The Internet, Made Easy!

One of the huge shifts going on in the world is how easy it is for individual people with an idea and a spark to set up a webpage and start a business getting their ideas out there in to the world. One of the hiccups though has been the technology. Business Is Changing 10…

Someone Is Reverse Engineering Your Facebook Profile Marketing Information

I’m in a Mastermind Group with Tommy Walker, an online marketing strategist who has a deep specialty interest in Facebook profile marketing. Consequently, I’ve been hearing some inside information about what he’s been developing and getting ready to share. I think it’s very powerful and leading edge – I haven’t heard anyone else talking about…

The New New Paradigm – Thinking Lobally

I was in a great mastermind session this morning, with a bunch of very bright people. As we do in mastermind sessions, we were going around the table and each talking about the challenges we face, and my question was: For a thought leadership business, that is, a business focused around speaking to conference audiences,…

Look at Him, Now Look at Me! How Old Spice went viral …

I’m sure by now you’ve seen the Old Spice commercials that have gone viral on the internet. If not, here is the one that went crazy after it was shown at the Superbowl: This thing just went mad, and has had over 17 million views on YouTube alone. The Old Spice Facebook Page has over…