Tag Archive: think differently

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…

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…

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,…

What’s Your New Job?

Bud Caddell also developed a diagram for thinking about how you can contribute to working in an intelligent organisation: Bud suggests your job is and should be to commandeer one of these circles and make yourself indispensable. Conversely, if you are an executive or manager, who is fulfilling these roles for you in your organisation?

How to Be a Happy Entrepreneur

Bud Cadell posted a great diagram a little while back for helping entrepreneurs and small business owners think about how to find a great niche and be happy and successful at what they do: It’s an extension of the Jim Collins Good to Great Venn diagram model of the three intersecting circles of Passion, Market opportunity…

Faulty Thinking On Australia’s Climate Change Response

Sometimes you have two choices in front of you which give you no choice at all. This is the case in Australia, where the two major political parties have debated policy positions and draft legislation for addressing climate change. On the one hand, there is the Labor Party, who have adopted the positioning of being…

Redefining a "Business"

I was recently having a look at some of the ideas from the Heart Of Business website. One idea that caught my eye there is Mark Silver’s definition of business as “the relationships you have around your livelihood.” That is such an evocative definition. It immediately gets one thinking of the web of relationships surrounding…

Action: why we MUST tackle global warming, NOW!

This is a quick post on the greatest issue facing our generation. I think it is, and has been from the outset, obvious to blind Freddy that the only sensible way to look at global warming is from a risk management perspective. That is: if global warming is real and caused by humans and we…

Thinking Differently with Deloitte

Also at the VPS-CIN and Hargraves Institute innovation conference, Peter Williams, CEO of Deloitte Digital spoke on innovation. Deloitte are doing some very interesting things in the innovation area, and Peter made many pertinent points about innovation. Amongst the many interesting points Peter raised, he suggested that the acid “test of innovation is execution.” Peter…

Tag Archive: think differently

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…

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…

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,…

What’s Your New Job?

Bud Caddell also developed a diagram for thinking about how you can contribute to working in an intelligent organisation: Bud suggests your job is and should be to commandeer one of these circles and make yourself indispensable. Conversely, if you are an executive or manager, who is fulfilling these roles for you in your organisation?

How to Be a Happy Entrepreneur

Bud Cadell posted a great diagram a little while back for helping entrepreneurs and small business owners think about how to find a great niche and be happy and successful at what they do: It’s an extension of the Jim Collins Good to Great Venn diagram model of the three intersecting circles of Passion, Market opportunity…

Faulty Thinking On Australia’s Climate Change Response

Sometimes you have two choices in front of you which give you no choice at all. This is the case in Australia, where the two major political parties have debated policy positions and draft legislation for addressing climate change. On the one hand, there is the Labor Party, who have adopted the positioning of being…

Redefining a "Business"

I was recently having a look at some of the ideas from the Heart Of Business website. One idea that caught my eye there is Mark Silver’s definition of business as “the relationships you have around your livelihood.” That is such an evocative definition. It immediately gets one thinking of the web of relationships surrounding…

Action: why we MUST tackle global warming, NOW!

This is a quick post on the greatest issue facing our generation. I think it is, and has been from the outset, obvious to blind Freddy that the only sensible way to look at global warming is from a risk management perspective. That is: if global warming is real and caused by humans and we…

Thinking Differently with Deloitte

Also at the VPS-CIN and Hargraves Institute innovation conference, Peter Williams, CEO of Deloitte Digital spoke on innovation. Deloitte are doing some very interesting things in the innovation area, and Peter made many pertinent points about innovation. Amongst the many interesting points Peter raised, he suggested that the acid “test of innovation is execution.” Peter…