Browsing through a stack of unopened emails, I recently came across one from Khan Academy. I remembered subscribing to their email list a few years back. Since then I had paid little attention to them. As with all such email subscriptions, I have them routed into one of seven Airmail Smart Folders for browsing sessions […]
Elizabeth’s anger and frustration were apparent. It was also justifiable. A few employees had just been discovered taking small liberties with inventory. They were using very poor judgement at best and stealing at worst. The team members worked hard and brought a lot to the business. So the gravity of the moment pulled heavily on Elizabeth, and she […]
The Case for Thinking Small
Taking lofty concepts and communicating them is not easy these days.
It can take me years to ponder and formulate deep ideas about leadership, spirituality and entrepreneurship. It can take like never for others to understand and agree with them.
Deep ideas are important to our world, laden with shallow soundbites.
But maybe the soundbite culture forces us to chunk our idea icebergs into small usable pieces of conceptual drips. The content can still be there, but it won’t look as majestic to others as it does in our minds.
For marketers, change agents and entrepreneurs that might be enormously useful.
Maybe sometimes it really is best to think small.
As some of you know, I recently conducted an experiment on Facebook whereby I asked my community what they felt was a unique ability or “superpower” that I possess. The idea came about through a book I’m reading this week by Pat Flynn called “Will It Fly.” It’s a business book about validating potential business […]
We had traded emails for several months; weeks sometimes passing between each. The laborious prospecting for clients of my newly established coaching practice had finally yielded a coffee time with a reasonably interested candidate. Greeting Jim Wakefield and shaking his hand was enough to realize he was no stranger to hard work. His rough […]
I’ve lost count of the number of fee and free personality, temperament, strength and skill assessments available today. Some are based on well developed behavioral and management science. Some, I’m convinced, are based upon substance-accompanied late nighters against deadlines to create copy for pop culture magazines. You know, the “why your lover acts like a spoiled tarantula” crowd. […]