The Eight Irresistible Principles of Fun Get Focused 1. Stop hiding who you are 2. Start being insanely selfish> Be Creative 3. Stop following the rules 4. Start scaring yourself Use Your Wisdom 5. Stop taking it all so damn seriously 6. Start getting rid of the crap Take Action 7. Stop being busy 8. Start something An oldie but a goodie found via The … Continue reading Do You Have Enough Fun in Your Diet?
These videos are from Chris Brogan’s Over Night Success Series. There are 9 videos total covering topics such as Grinding vs Clocking – Time and the Overnight Success, Pity Party, Small Talk is Big, Belief Systems, The Competition, What it Takes, No Excuses & A Call to Arms. These videos are great even if you aren’t an over night success, even if you aren’t a … Continue reading For Those Who Are an Overnight Success and For Those Who Aren’t a Video Series From Chris Brogan
Do you know what they are? Are you committing them? 1. Lust: Innovating in a space you have no business being in. 2. Gluttony: Trying to create too many initiatives with too few resources. 3. Greed: Taking short-term profits at the expense of long-term growth. 4. Sloth: Taking short cuts—not doing the hard work, not following the proven process. 5. Wrath: Being so focused on … Continue reading The Seven Deadly Sins of Innovators
Putting in all those extra hours, either from the office or home, isn’t helping you. At least not with creativity, innovation or those ah-ha! moments. Some of our greatest moments of insight happen where we least expect them to. From the Wallstreet Journal: It happened to Archimedes in the bath. To Descartes it took place in bed while watching flies on his ceiling. And to … Continue reading Want to Innovate? Stop Working So Hard
I’m thinking about change and culture and innovation a great deal these days so I’m reading everything I can get my hands on. I came across this paper, or manifesto – The Hazards of Leading Culture Change. Its concise but packed with good stuff! Some of my favorite points: When you are up to your backside in alligators, it is hard to remember you were … Continue reading The Hazards of Leading Culture Change
This is a great slideshow from Netflix* for salaried employees which discusses nine values which should be embraced: Judgement Communication Impact Curiosity Passion Innovation Courage Honesty Selflessness It’s long and parts may be controversia,l but it makes some great points about what it takes to create the culture you want in your organization and it’s worth the time to go through it all. Culturehttp://static.slidesharecdn.com/swf/ssplayer2.swf?doc=culture9-090801103430-phpapp02&stripped_title=culture-1798664 View … Continue reading Freedom, Responsibility and Culture