Issue 109

Success In 5 Easy Lessons
Sept. 11, 2013 - By: G. Richard Shell
109 “When everyone around you agrees on what success means, it is all too easy to blindly accept their ideas about what to do next. ... If you allow others to define your goals for you, then there is a pretty good chance you will end up holding a prize you did not choose and do not want. Define success for yourself. Then set out to achieve it.”


7 Principles to Upgrade Your Work and Life
Sept. 11, 2013 - By: Rana Florida
109 “The whole paradigm of work is changing, and many of us are still stuck under the thumb of the boss in our life when what we want is to be the boss of our own life. ... Do you really have to stifle your inner child, who is dying to come out and play in this dynamic new world? Is stultification the price of security? Is it asking too much to risk trying for more?”


The Passion Conversation: A Guide for Falling Madly in Love with the People your Business Serves
Sept. 11, 2013 - By: Brains on Fire
109 “Passion is not something you own; it’s something you pass forward. So if you take the time to understand your own unique passion conversation ... as well as the ones that excite those you serve, something amazing will happen.”


Talent: Raid It, Own It, Set It Free!
Sept. 11, 2013 - By: Orly Lobel
109 “The future is now: The knowledge economy is here. Gone are the days when competitive advantage came from real assets. It’s human assets that give companies an edge. Skill, creativity, and smarts are the modern ingredients of success. Talent has become the most valuable asset for a company and talent is scarce.”


Comparing Apple to Plastic Bricks: Why Steve Jobs Was Great for Products, but Lousy as a Management Model
Sept. 11, 2013 - By: David Robertson
109 “Ignore all the lessons about innovation management that you might be tempted to learn from business press articles about Apple. There are much better examples for you to consider. One of the best is LEGO. Yes, the plastic brick company.”


What Are We Waiting for? (Learning to Be Present In an Increasingly Noisy World)
Sept. 11, 2013 - By: Jeff Goins
109 “The antidote to our restlessness is not necessarily another adventure or experience of a lifetime, but a deep abiding in where we are now. How does this happen? With waiting. Normal, everyday situations that test our patience and cause us to reflect on what really matters.”



Issue 108

Art Is Freedom
Aug. 7, 2013 - By: Erik Wahl
108 “My name is Erik Wahl and Art has saved me from a life of slavery. I am a recovering suit and tie. I am recuperating from years as a gear in a wheel that barely touched the ground. And now, after rediscovering my Art by freeing my mind and digging to find my inner creative genius, I am a proud survivor of ‘standardized education.’”


Brother John
Aug. 7, 2013 - By: August Turak
108 “The plain truth is that for all our anguish we treasure uncertainty. Doubt forestalls action. The problem with life’s purpose is that we know damn well what it is but are unwilling to face the changes in our lives that a commitment to self-transcendence, to being the best human being we could possibly be, would entail.”


The Impact Manifesto: You Make A Difference Whether You Want To Or Not
Aug. 7, 2013 - By: Ken McArthur
108 “You impact the people around you. People feel your influence countless times, in amazing ways you never notice. Your impact is incredible, and today is the day you can take charge of it. Today you can amplify everything good. Call it the Impact Factor.”


How To Be a Disruptive Hero
Aug. 7, 2013 - By: Bill Jensen
108 “Disruptive heroes are the people who completely change the rules or teach us that the status quo needs to be pushed, challenged or broken. They have a major impact on what we believe is possible, what we do and who we become. If that sounds daunting for you to take on, don’t freak out! You get to pick the scale and scope of your efforts.”




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