Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Disruptive innovation is not a tactic. It's a mindset.

Disruptive innovation is not a tactic. It's a mindset.By Luke WilliamsDisruptive innovation is not just about following a process.It represents a mindset—a rebellious instinct to discard old business clichés and remake the market landscape.
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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

UNPACK YOUR CHALLENGES TO SOLVE THEM

"I could never do that.""This is impossible.""There are a million obstacles."When facing a serious challenge, it's easy to amplify the hurdles in our minds, which in turn makes the problems seem insurmountable.
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Thursday, August 15, 2013

What Should Come First - Success or Happiness ?

This isn’t going to be a What comes first – the Chicken or the Egg debate. There is actually some excellent data that answers our title question. Dr. Sonja Lybomirsky, of the University of California, along with several colleagues, analyzed the results of 211 different..
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Thursday, August 8, 2013

Technology That Is Already Changing the Future Of Energy

he accelerating change of technology we use commercially and personally is dramatically increasing the global demand for electric power. As consumers, we're gulping power at an alarming rate, from air conditioning systems, heating systems, household appliances, and all forms of home entertainment devices to cloud computing, compute..
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Thursday, August 8, 2013

Should ‘Tweet Seats’ be a Standard Option for Theater-goers?

Audience members at the Providence Performing Arts Center have a new choice: to tweet or not to tweet during the show. The theater is now setting aside a small number of seats in the back of the venue for individuals who promise to live-tweet from the performance using a special hashtag.What was once considered taboo (using..
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Thursday, August 8, 2013

How To Be An Extremely Influential Presenter

Whether you are a CEO, a professional motivational speaker, a corporate trainer, or a mom trying to get your teenager to pay attention (good luck with that), you need high-impact presentation skills. Your message, regardless of its content, needs the most effective delivery system it can get.We’ve all suffered from..
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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

How to Handle Public Displays of Rudeness

What do you do when someone is rude or publicly cuts down another person in the middle of a meeting? When this happens, I have noticed that group dynamics change as people become quiet or even jump on the bandwagon and gang up on the speaker.
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Thursday, July 11, 2013

You Lost Your Job - Now What?

Losing your job is one of the most traumatic events you can experience. On the Holmes-Rahe Stress Scale, it's the eighth most stressful life experience, behind the death of a spouse (No. 1) or going to jail (No. 4), but ahead of the death of a close friend (No. 17), foreclosure on a mortgage or loan (No. 21), or in-law troubles (No..
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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Screw It, Let's Do It

If a company is happy, it is invincible.
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Thursday, June 13, 2013

The Ryan Estis Experience

Business Performance Expert and Agent of Change
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Thursday, June 13, 2013

A Good Living v. Good Living

Glenn Cunningham was an extraordinary athlete. He set several world records, competed in two Olympic games, received numerous medals and was even voted most popular Olympian by fellow athletes of the 1936 games
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Thursday, June 13, 2013

The Force For Fun in Crowdsourced Video Contest

The force is strong with this one. In a galaxy not so far away, a popular snack food brand, Pringles, has joined forces with the iconic movie franchise, Star Wars, to launch a crowdsourced video contest. Themed around, “The Force For Fun,” one video will win $25,000 and a chance to be featured as Pringles national advertise..
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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Stop Being Ordinary - Choose to be Extraordinary

In reality, we can all be extraordinary. The key is to realize that being extraordinary is a personal choice.
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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Rediscover your creative genius.

In the tradition of A Whole New Mind and First, Break All the Rules, graffiti artist and corporate thought leader, Erik Wahl explores the power of creativity to achieve superior performance.
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Monday, May 6, 2013

Bertrand Piccard Flies Solar Powered Plane Cross-Country

PHOENIX, AZ - The wingspan, at more than 200 feet, is equal to that of an Airbus A320 - but this aircraft is lightweight in comparison.The world's most advanced solar-powered airplane is crossing the country to get attention and show off its technology.
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Thursday, May 2, 2013

Boris Brott to Conduct at the Vatican

HAMITLON/Vatican -- Boris Brott has been invited by the artistic director of the Festival De Pasqua in Rome, Italy, to conduct a special concert for His Holiness Pope Francis on May 8, 2013. The concert will take place in the Paul VI Hall, within the walls of the Vatican and will feature major works by Cardinal Domeinco Bartolucc..
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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The Long, Enduring Life of the QR Code

In the middle of the lengthy and comprehensive study on emerging digital platforms by Edison Research and Arbitron I came across a stat about QR code scanning.Based on the findings, it looks like those little black-box codes are hardly going away.
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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Top 10 Most Annoying Speaker Habits

Countless speakers do some really annoying things that prevent effectivecommunication. Some of these are a function of blindly following "conventionalspeaker wisdom", which is unwise. Others are the result of simply not payingattention to how the audience perceives them. Below is a list of the top ten mostannoying hab..
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Thursday, March 28, 2013

FOCUS! How Focused are You?

How focused are you right now? Are you reading these words while scanning your smartphone for a text and simultaneously checking for new emails? Are you fully present in the moment or wondering what's for dinner tonight?
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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Culture: the #1 Predictor of Future Growth and Profitability

Most bankers think that internal culture means friendly tellers, free coffee in the lobby and someone to greet customers as they come in the door. No, no, no! Have you ever found one bank that was able to get 100 to 150 basis points more in net interest margin with that insipid belief system?Of course not. Because that's not what..
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