Archive for February, 2009

Advice for Tough Times – Tom Peters

This is a great read, and typical of the quality stuff that comes from Tom Peters and his folk. Well worth the time invested in reading this piece… as always. Regardless of what you do, and how far down the entrepreneurial path you are, these 6 recommended tactics will do you justice should you chose to follow them… This special edition of the Tom Peters Times contains contributions from around the Tom Peters Company team. We are collectively frustrated at the general air of negativity in the business news, so we decided to compile an extra TPTimes edition with personal…

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10 things I’ve learnt from travelling

I really like this top 10, and they still work equally well when travelling with children. This is my comment which I added to this post, in reponse to the question…”The best thing you’ve learnt while travelling?” The best thing I’ve learnt about travelling?…has to involve children. My life as a traveller can be split into two, pre-daughter and post-daughter. What I’ve learnt about that is this; they are equally as exciting and rewarding, they are also completely different. I made a decision early on that my adventurous life was not going to cease just because a little bundle of…

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Deliver us from greed

This is a great little piece from Bernard Salt, for The Australian. Well worth the read… I AM reliably informed that in Alcoholics Anonymous meetings the first step is taking ownership of the problem. In other words there is no chance of sobriety until there is an admission that “I am an alcoholic”. The Catholic Church operates on a similar principle with regard to sinners. First you must confess and then repent your sins in order to have even half a chance of salvation. And what’s more, the penance paid is directly proportional to the scale of the sin. Small…

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aCE talentNET AdvantEdge – gain YOUR own…to do to make yourself more marketable

What we know is that if you want to get more work, all you have to do is ask your clients what they want… and they’ll tell you accurately because THEY ARE the EXPERTS. Another way we put this, is “you are NOT your client”. So frankly, what YOU think, doesn’t count. Bowing to our own learning, and as you will have seen at the end of 2008, we recently surveyed the NETwork. Here’s a little of what you told us you wanted from aCE talentNET (full report due soon)… 82.1% said you want to develop a clearer Marketing and…

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Carrots, Eggs, & Coffee!

thank you to whomever wrote this and thank you to Paul for popping it in my inbox! A carrot, an egg, and a cup of coffee… You will never look at a cup of coffee the same way again. A young woman went to her mother and told her about her life and how things were so hard for her. She did not know how she was going to make it and wanted to give up, She was tired of fighting and struggling. It seemed as one problem was solved, a new one arose. Her mother took her to the…

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It’s a BRAND’s New Day – tom Peters

After the layoffs and budget cuts, now what? Are you living up to your brand promises or are you falling short on customer experiences? This edition of the TP Times focuses on sustaining your organizational brand and the power of values and brand. The lead article below is written from the belief that when the focus is only on the bottom line and people are ignored, the organizational brand suffers, as customers lose sight of what you stand for, and they no longer trust what you can deliver. What About the Brand? The news is full of stories about downsizing,…

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The 100 Best Business Books of all time

Greetings ChangeThisistas, We here at 800-CEO-READ, the caretakers of ChangeThis, are pleased to announce the release of our new book, THE 100 BEST BUSINESS BOOKS OF ALL TIME: WHAT THEY SAY, WHY THEY MATTER AND HOW THEY CAN HELP YOU, hitting the street tomorrow. More than ever, business people are looking for books with solutions to problems. The trouble? Thousands of business books are published every year. Far too many for any reader to sift through single-handedly. Jack Covert and Todd Sattersten of 800-CEO-READ are the most respected experts on business books, and now they have chosen and reviewed THE…

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