Archive for November, 2010

EXCEPTIONALL…the rise of new powerhouses in new brands

www.trendwatching.com. One of the world’s leading trend firms, trendwatching.com sends out its free, monthly Trend Briefings to more than 160,000 subscribers worldwide… here is the latest With the entire world now battling it out in the consumer arena, the number of innovations aimed at consumers from Brazil to Belgium is staggering. Enjoy! EXCEPTIONALL | “Exceptional B2C (business to consumer) innovations will increasingly come from all corners of the globe, with brands and talent from emerging markets in particular getting ready to shine.” Now that virtually the entire world has joined the consumer arena, prepare for an avalanche of new brands,…

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We Often Say YES Because We Want to Make Others Happy. Learn to Say NO…

Overcommitment: A Happiness Killer… we often say yes because we want to make others happy and are afraid to admit we aren’t superhuman. Learn to say no, advises Marshall Goldsmith for Bloomberg Businessweek… What kills happiness? It’s usually a series of simple little things, like saying yes too much when you really should say no. There is a saying, “If you want to get something done, ask a busy person.” This makes sense; if you are a busy person, you are obviously organized and practiced at delivering results. Beware: There’s a fine line between taking on a lot and taking…

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The Connector of the Dots behind the Harry Potter magic…

As reported in TheAge.com this morning… “thirteen years ago, David Heyman set out to buy the movie rights to an as-yet-unpublished novel aimed at young readers.” The rest, as they say, is continued history in the making. David Heyman also makes a number of comments that directly relate to being an entrepreneurial mother. Whilst what he talks about relates to all 11Ps, I’ll highlight a few to illustrate… “I’m not the person designing the film. I’m not the director. As a producer my job is to question, challenge, nudge … but to always support the vision of the truly creative…

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eat, pray, love for the women entrepreneur and beyond…

I, for one, really got a lot out of the book “Eat Pray Love” by Elizabeth Gilbert. I too enjoyed the movie. I also got much from her next book; “Committed”. Maybe Elizabeth Gilbert and I are at similar stages in life where what is resonating with her is also with me, in completely different contexts though. Her’s around a blossoming relationship, mine around a blossoming daughter. Nonetheless there is much crossover… As there is for women entrepreneurs, wonderfully highlighted by Dr Susan L Reid in her article “Eat Pray Love for the Women Entrepreneur”. Well worth a read ladies…

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