Monthly Archives: January 2015

Banker To The Poor by Muhammad Yunus

The other day I gave a lift to two kids who were walking to school. I was very saddened by the distance they had to cover walking to and from school. I could see that they were wearing worn out … Continue reading

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Average is for Losers: How to Stand Out and Be Remarkable From the Ground Up

It’s the question that’s on the mind of every business-owner, CEO, and entrepreneur: how do we make our products and services stand out from the crowd? While this idea has always been relevant to some degree, never before has the … Continue reading

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Average is for Losers: Ten Ways on How to be Remarkable

Understand the urgency of the situation. Half-measures simply won’t do. The only way to grow is to abandon your strategy of doing what you did yesterday, but better. Commit to being different. Remarkable doesn’t mean remarkable to you. It means … Continue reading

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Average is for losers: Your Job is not to Copy-Edit but to Design

  Initiating a project, a blog, a start-up, a family journey, these are things that don’t come naturally to many people. The challenge is in initiating something even when you are not putatively in charge. Not enough people believe they … Continue reading

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Average is for Losers: The Spectator Problem…

Talk shows, from Noeleen, Oprah or shows such as the Fresh Prince of Bel Air, have always been about spectating. Comedy, TV, graphic arts, business leadership, politics, they have been sold to us as spectator sports. Selling spectatorhood is pretty … Continue reading

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Average is for Losers: If You’re An Average Worker, You are Going Straight To The Bottom

The way we do business is changing fast and in order to keep up, your entire mentality about work has to change just as quickly. Unfortunately, most people aren’t adapting fast enough to this change in the workplace The recession … Continue reading

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Turning the habit of self-criticism upside down

Perhaps this sounds familiar: When it’s time to write your cv or talk to a boss or discuss a project glitch with colleagues, the instinct is to spin, to avoid a little responsibility, to sit quietly. Put a best face … Continue reading

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Reality is not a show

The media-pundit-advertiser industrial cycle has discovered that turning life into a sporting event (with winners and losers, villians and heroes and most of all, black and white issues) is profitable. By turning our life into a game and our issues … Continue reading

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The shortcut that’s sure to work

  Bullet points, step by step processes that are guaranteed to work overnight, proven shortcuts… If it was easy, everyone would do it. Worth noting that doctors don’t sign up for medical school because they are told that there is … Continue reading

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The decision before the decision

  This is the one that was made before you even showed up for the meeting. This is the one that sets the agenda, determines the goal and establishes the frame. The decision before the decision is the box. It … Continue reading

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