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Monthly Archives: August 2012
As my business shows success, I am confronting a traditional dilemma: stay as a one-man-show and increase personal profitability through deepening my brand, or rather seek to expand and scale through setting up a team? It is true that I … Continue reading
There has been a scandalous affair recently at the New Yorker that has had shaken the web (and more). One of their staff writers had just written a best-selling book about creativity and was forced to resign after he could … Continue reading
The world of advertising is trembling. As the following graph from Nielsen, a market research giant, online conversations and the opinions of other internet users have much more credibility than newspaper articles and any other form of advertisement! What can … Continue reading
“In the field of design, there is the belief that with more constraints, better solutions are revealed” – John Maeda in “The laws of simplicity” Would that also be true in real life? Would more constraints force us to find … Continue reading
“Creators train themselves to transform uncertainty, fear, and doubt into fuel for creation” This is a quote from ‘Uncertainty‘, a book by Jonathan Fields, which resonates deeply with me. I hate to face uncertainty. I’d like my life to be … Continue reading
“The essence of entrepreneurship is about making meaning“. This statement is by Guy Kawasaki, a well-known entrepreneur and venture capitalist in the Silicon Valley. According to him, the companies that really make a difference are those that aim to change … Continue reading
Following on our post on the “The Creativity Crisis Does Not Exist“, to be fair, creativity has a drawback though. And Hugh McLeod (subscribe for free to receive a daily Gapingvoid cartoon and thought) captures it fantastically as usual in this cartoon. … Continue reading
Creativity has become a key concern. As measured by some standards our creativity seems to declibe. Yet globally creation has never been so buoyant. How can that be? Following our blog post “the World Wants to Keep us Stupid“, a … Continue reading
“A CEO of an organization should be the Chief Emotion Officer” That’s a quote from Chip Conley, the curious leader of a very unconventional hotel chain in California. He wrote Emotional Equations, a book where he puts emotions in equations … Continue reading
As an assiduous reader of this blog you know that in the Fourth Revolution, successful companies will leverage on their community of followers. There is a great example (and not just for wookwork lovers!): Kreg Jig community site. The Kreg company does … Continue reading
Did you know that the most successful social networks – public or private – are those that are the most moderated (or censored, depending on the point of view)? Yes, the self-organizing network is a myth. Rare are the times … Continue reading
I was reading the book Practically Radical: Not-So-Crazy Ways to Transform Your Company, Shake Up Your Industry, and Challenge Yourself by William C. Taylor. The concept of the book is that crisis moments are the best moments to redefine businesses … Continue reading