Archive for October, 2007

Just 1%: The Power of Microtrends

Just 1% of people can create a new market for business, spark a social movement, or effect a political change. Here, Penn (one of the world’s most highly regarded pollster) and Zalense (social-change expert) introduce you to this compelling idea of microtrends, and their assertion that the culture is formed by the push and pull of small trends that are often invisible or ignored. Just think “Soccer Mom”…and you’ll know the power wielded by these small, but strong groups. What idea have you got that just needs to be launched? Are you ready with the next best small trend?… Mark…

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An Authentic, Powerful Life

Real power comes from confronting the challenges each woman faces and passing on hard-won wisdom. This article starts that conversation. Charting my own path has been a challenge, just as it is for women everywhere. We all struggle with the same questions: Am I entitled to write and live my own legacy beyond my roles as daughter, wife, mother, sister, employee, friend? Am I worth it? The answer has to be yes. At each challenge, we have to give ourselves permission to grow, evolve and change. I now have a new definition of power. It’s passing on what we have…

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Right Brain v Left Brain v Whole Brain Thinking…

A well-rounded view on life will always make for more informed decision making. By harnessing the power of Whole Brain Thinking — the awareness of our own and others’ thinking styles, combined with the ability to act outside of our preferred thinking styles — individuals and companies gain the power to reach goals they never thought possible. As a quick summary, here are what Right Brain vs Left Brain means on a practical level: LEFT BRAIN FUNCTIONS uses logic detail oriented facts rule words and language present and past math and science can comprehend knowing acknowledges order/pattern perception knows object…

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Teaching kids money management

It’s never too early to teach children the basics of financial literacy, that I agree with. Especially today when they think in comes out of a “whole in the wall”. Did you have the privilege of being taught how to handle money when you were little? Either way, you would now probably appreciate the value of learning this stuff as soon is appropriate… Whilst I would alter a few of them however (eg: the title I would prefer to read …TO GET KIDS FINANCIALLY LITERATE; and with #10, I really like the 3 money box principle whereby whatever money is…

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Shape Up for Spring – Get Brain Fit

From Mindwerx, the suppliers of the excellent material on mind mapping… A creativity exercise a day to keep the cobwebs away. We don’t just go and run a marathon – we need a base level of fitness to reawaken our natural genius. The Mindwerx team is taking the Brain Fit challenge by working through the 62 exercises in Edward de Bono’s new book “How to Have Creative Ideas”. They thought they would share interesting bits from the book mingled with their own thoughts. “Many people do some physical exercise every day. Some people go to the gym every day. I…

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Your Business is the Mark you Make in the World

Straight from the Trump University (yes there is such a thing!) The Key to Being Innovative Sometimes new ideas can come from something as mundane and functional as your windshield wipers. The key is to pay attention and keep your brain and senses open to new stimuli. Is a Franchise Your Best Route to Entrepreneurial Success? Should you buy a franchise? Will owning one give you entrepreneurial riches and independence? Think Like an Entrepreneur Look around you and imagine the vast wealth in businesses. Every business, from the largest to the smallest, resulted from entrepreneurship. According to BizStats.com, there are…

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