For several years now I have been working with young leaders, entrepreneurs and contrarians through a program we call THE TRAILBLAZERS PLAYBOOK. Over the course of a year, we ask questions, explore alternatives and experiment like hell- finding mentors, funding and allies along the way. Over the years, we have come to learn some things about getting noticed, staying visible, sparking conversation and snowballing change. A string of recent conversations […]
The real fundamental changes in societies have come about not from dictates of governments and the results of battles, but through vast numbers of people changing their minds. Willis Harman, Futurist. I am in what you might loosely call ‘the human potential business’ i.e. I work with people, organizations and communities and my sole task there is unleashing potentials. Perhaps because I am on the ‘people are amazing’ […]
JOSHUA COOPER RAMO In a Nutshell: CONNECTION CHANGES THE NATURE OF AN OBJECT* When we are connected, power shifts. The best ‘networks and their implications’ book I’ve read in a long time. It’s rare that a writer has both the sense of evolving and future technologies and the ability to be a riveting storyteller. This definitely ticks both boxes. Ranging from historical stories of power shifts and Eastern […]
Reflections on work, success and getting your shit together from 3 decades on the planet GET UNFORGETTABLY GOOD The best piece of marketing or personal branding advice I ever got was: Do what you said you want to do and get fuckin amazing at it. If you say you want to be an entrepreneur, go out and test your idea: experience a few people laugh at […]
Here is the full interview with friend and colleague Jamie Smart* on his podcast Your Exponential Practice Podcast. My favourite excerpts: CURIOSITY is fuel for your business It leads to LISTENING and Connection OPPORTUNITY and CONNECTION are the same thing. Full interview here. Revelation #1 that transformed the level of performance (and success) I brought to my life: I didn’t know I didn’t have to believe everything I thought! If I got a […]
UNDER YOUR NOSE An invisible factor at work that determines your results I remember a conversation with my grandfather that went like this: Him: What is the most crucial infrastructure to develop for a country to succeed? Me: Energy? H: No. Try again. M: Education? H: Close, but no. M: I give up. Tell me. H: The Human Infrastructure. If that is not developing in a healthy direction, everything else […]
WHERE DO SOLUTIONS COME FROM?
Whether it’s finding the right words to fire someone, navigating a complex business situation or how to have a difficult conversation with your teenage daughter- we are faced with an endless variety of challenges, problems and constraints.