Their thing

It’s great that you have a thing – that you’re clear about it what it is and how important it is, and that you’re talking about it and taking action and enjoying it to boot. It’s great that it’s yours.…

Alacrity…

… is a splendid virtue. Remember how much better everything feels when you… … step lively / jump to it / look alive / haul away / do it now. Remember the quickness, lightness and sureness of step, and how…

Tom Peters on ‘People Stuff’

I’ve made a start on The Excellence Dividend and really like what Tom Peters has to say, and how he says it. Here he is in his inimitable ALL CAPS style: WHILE I’VE BEEN ON THE EXCELLENCE DIVIDEND ¬†BOOK TOUR–MOSTLY…

The toll gate

There were several cars backed up at the toll gate. Was the toll gate broken, or had the front car broken down? The problem was simply that the driver at the front of the queue had forgotten to top up…

Not But

Not Competition Get-what-we-can Clocking in Dominance Because we feel we have to But Affiliation Generosity Showing up Significance Because we feel we should Рand we can Hat tip: Bernadette Jiwa and Seth Godin

Complementary goods

Basically this means that since the demand of one good is linked to the demand for another good, if a higher quantity is demanded of one good, a higher quantity will also be demanded of the other, and if a…

As powerful as a smile

Real marketing is built into what you do and why you do it. It’s part of your story, something that you do organically when your business is aligned with your mission and values. Kept promises, free returns, obsession with the…

Goldilocks

I’ve made yogurt a couple of times a week for the last two years, and quickly reached the conclusion that it’s not rocket science.** I use powdered milk (much easier in Jakarta), get the temperature of the water roughly right,…

Iqbal Quadir: connectivity is productivity

Another way of looking at networks from Iqbal Quadir, founder of Grameen Phone and entrepreneur against poverty: One day in 1993 [while working at an investment bank] I was working with three or four people and our computer network was…