8 Posts (in exchange) for Your Consideration

You probably haven’t read the hundreds of posts on this blog. I wouldn’t expect anyone (other than me) to do that. But because of the reverse chronology of blogs, there may be posts you’d find valuable buried back in the archives. Here are a few. 7 Reasons No One Likes Your Ideas Want to know ...

Good In A Room

Good In A Room
Sometimes it’s harder to blog once a week than everyday. So, I’m going to start blogging as much as possible to get out of the funk I’ve been in. Should make things a bit more organic and not so planned. Just read a Tom Peters “Cool Friends” interview from a few weeks ago with Stephanie ...

SnapThought 5/15/08 2

SnapThought 5/15/08
Just a couple of quickies today (gotta work hard to impress the new boss). I had some Internet issues this week.  This page came up as I tried to access Yahoo! Based on a search by Yahoo!, it no longer exists??  For a minute, I wondered if Microsoft had bought them out. About a 1/2 ...

A Free Exchange of Ideas 4

I know two people who can’t share ideas with each other. They don’t trust one another, so every comment is met with skepticism, which breeds indignation and ultimately… anger. I know others who have been trained, like one of Pavlov’s dogs, to not speak up when they disagree with an idea. It’s too risky because ...

The Hire Standard

Two posts by Big-Time Gurus recently addressed the same point. 1. Tom Peters: Old story. But never an old story. I went to Whole Foods and Starbucks back-to-back yesterday afternoon. No holes: Every (EVERY—perhaps 6?) staff member was pleasant, chatty, informed, etc. I remain amazed. 2. Seth Godin (read the post to get context) Sure, ...

The Secret, the Shell, and the Flash in a Pan

I submitted a proposal to write a manifesto for Changethis.com. It is a presentation I present on personal development. The premise is based on the same concept as the 3 Rs of Business. In my presentation, I encourage individuals to take stock of their personal brand, Brand You as Tom Peters says, and look at ...

Coaches Via AOL 3

AOL has a neat little section of ‘Coach’ videos. There’s a lot on relationships and dating, but my real interest was in the clips from business coaches like Jeffrey Gitomer and Tom Peters. Especially check out Peters’ Brand You presentations. Good stuff. I wonder what a lunch meeting with Tom is like. I can’t imagine ...