The Passion Of Ideas. The Entrepreneurial Disease.

Some thoughts on passion and creativity. This entrepreneurial thing, why do we do it to ourselves? Warning – this post is not written to be “actionable”. But perhaps it suffices as a digestable and nutritious piece of food for thought instead? (When I started writing this post I thought I was going to share a few of my dormant business ideas. Instead it turned into some philosophical reflections on the nature of creativity and the…

"The Passion Of Ideas. The Entrepreneurial Disease."

Results-Only Workplace Or Workplace-Only Results?

ROWE means “Results-Oriented Work Environment” and is for the fluid economy what the 4-Hour Work Week is for individuals. But what are the pros and cons of ultimate work flexibility? Googleplex view. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) The new superstar CEO of Yahoo Marissa Mayer has brought attention and criticism to her decision to centralize all remote workers (customer service reps, among other functions) and bring them physically back into the Yahoo offices rather than having them…

"Results-Only Workplace Or Workplace-Only Results?"

Reconciling Quantified Self, Lifelogging, Big Data And…

There’s always a difficulty in having a progressive discussion when the different parties come from different domains. With different world views or attitudes come different terminologies. What if we could communicate a bit more effectively between domains? The model presented in this post attempts to map out how players from the “opposing fields” of Lifelogging, Quantified Self, Social Networking (or “Social Media“) and Big Data look at and think of each other. Since I started…

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Nine Books That Changed My Thinking (And, Consequently, My Life)

How important are books to you? To me they are hugely important! These are books that have left a lasting impression on me and have meant big impacts in my life when I read them.    1. Isaac Asimov – The Foundation Trilogy The main character in these books, Hari Seldon, resonated so well with my inquisitive nature. The idea of “psychohistory”, the fictional science of putting all knowable data about the present in some…

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Business Skills For An Encore Career

I have been inspired to share things that happened that day or recently as well as people, things, events that are already part of the fabric of my life or are part of my business.   I have expressed my gratitude for all the good in my life I see as well as what I cannot see that I know blesses my life and my family’s life!  As I have shared I am an experienced business…

"Business Skills For An Encore Career"

A Second Chance At The Road Less Traveled

Everyone deserves a second chance : Not just your work associates or those close to you in life – but you – yourself too. Maybe it is a second chance when you missed an opportunity open to you that you chose not to pursue, you deserve a second chance – because you believe in yourself.  We all deserve a second chance to make a difference! Paving Your Own Path – Could Be Your Second Chance…

"A Second Chance At The Road Less Traveled"

Successful Entrepreneurs Focus On 5 Things Regularly

Over the 30+ years I have been an entrepreneur and business person – I have attended many conferences and conventions. I have listened intently and learned from personally many of the top motivational speakers and business coaches. Tony Robbins, Tom Peters, Denis Waitley, Seth Godin, Don Clifton, Robert Schuler, Gary Hamel, Daniel Goleman, Marshall Goldsmith, David Allen.  (These are just some of the ones I have been in one-on-one conversations and private conversations with)  They…

"Successful Entrepreneurs Focus On 5 Things Regularly"