Category Archives: Thinking Differently

4 Steps To A Powerful 2012

It’s the end of the year already, and not only is it a time of year for holidays but it’s a time when most of us take some time to reflect on the year that’s just past, and start planning for the year ahead. The Vision Setting Process One powerful way to celebrate 2011 and…

How To Change The World Through Speaking

Nancy Duarte has researched the structure of great speeches – including Martin Luther King and John F Kennedy – to find what separates great, world changing speeches and presentations from the rest. She summarises her findings here in this video, and shows how we can learn from the great speeches and presentations to improve our…

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…

Are you a Scanner or Deep Diver?

The modern professional world seems set up, by and large, to favour people with specific training and qualifications who have focused on and gained practical skills in a particular professional area and who stay in that area for an extended period of time demonstrating and deepening that skills base. This is the case for a…

Book Review: The Tipping Point by Malcom Gladwell (Part III)

See Review Part I – Introduction, central ideas of the Tipping Point See Review Part II – were Gladwell’s Tipping Point ideas original? Exactly what kind of argument was Gladwell putting forward in his Tipping Point? In the introduction to The Tipping Point , Gladwell asserts that: The Tipping Point is the biography of an…

Book Review: The Tipping Point by Malcom Gladwell (Part II)

See Part 1 – Introduction, central ideas of the Tipping Point Were Gladwell’s ideas in The Tipping Point original? Of course, Gladwell hardly claims that the term “tipping point” was his unique innovation. Indeed , Gladwell himself noted (p. 12) that “the expression first came into popular use in the 1970s.” According to Wikipedia, the…

Book Review: The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell (Part I)

My doctoral thesis was concerned with understanding the spread and impact of economic ideas. I took on board perspectives and frameworks from economists, political scientists, sociologists, and others – and, ultimately, made my own contribution to help move forward our understanding of the spread and impact of economic ideas. It was with some interest, therefore,…

Category Archives: Thinking Differently

4 Steps To A Powerful 2012

It’s the end of the year already, and not only is it a time of year for holidays but it’s a time when most of us take some time to reflect on the year that’s just past, and start planning for the year ahead. The Vision Setting Process One powerful way to celebrate 2011 and…

How To Change The World Through Speaking

Nancy Duarte has researched the structure of great speeches – including Martin Luther King and John F Kennedy – to find what separates great, world changing speeches and presentations from the rest. She summarises her findings here in this video, and shows how we can learn from the great speeches and presentations to improve our…

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…

Are you a Scanner or Deep Diver?

The modern professional world seems set up, by and large, to favour people with specific training and qualifications who have focused on and gained practical skills in a particular professional area and who stay in that area for an extended period of time demonstrating and deepening that skills base. This is the case for a…

Book Review: The Tipping Point by Malcom Gladwell (Part III)

See Review Part I – Introduction, central ideas of the Tipping Point See Review Part II – were Gladwell’s Tipping Point ideas original? Exactly what kind of argument was Gladwell putting forward in his Tipping Point? In the introduction to The Tipping Point , Gladwell asserts that: The Tipping Point is the biography of an…

Book Review: The Tipping Point by Malcom Gladwell (Part II)

See Part 1 – Introduction, central ideas of the Tipping Point Were Gladwell’s ideas in The Tipping Point original? Of course, Gladwell hardly claims that the term “tipping point” was his unique innovation. Indeed , Gladwell himself noted (p. 12) that “the expression first came into popular use in the 1970s.” According to Wikipedia, the…

Book Review: The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell (Part I)

My doctoral thesis was concerned with understanding the spread and impact of economic ideas. I took on board perspectives and frameworks from economists, political scientists, sociologists, and others – and, ultimately, made my own contribution to help move forward our understanding of the spread and impact of economic ideas. It was with some interest, therefore,…