THE TRAILBLAZERS PLAYBOOK UNPACKED

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 SECRET TO TRUE CHANGE within families, organizations and nations

  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’ […]

 

The Seventh Sense: Power, Fortune, and Survival in the Age of Networks

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 […]

 

PEACE POWER POTENTIAL

  THREE FACTS ABOUT YOU You are the single most underutilized resource in your life and business. You have an in-built potential for success and high performance. The place to begin is the simplest and most profound question of all: who do you think you are? THE UNTOLD SECRET BEHIND LONG-TERM SUCCESS Let me give you some good news- just because it seems hard to come by these days and I’m nice like […]

 

TO THE MILLENNIALS

  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 […]

 

Interview on Your Exponential Practice

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 […]

 

How to Change the World

Q. Talk to me about creating change in organizations, communities & nations and the impact of the Three Principles understanding in affecting change at this scale. Short Answer: Change happens in conversations. Long Answer: Organizations {or families or countries} are not static/stagnant collections of mechanical parts and moving pieces. They are LIVING systems, made up of people. An organizational/group culture is made up of the moment by moment thoughts and […]

 

Loss, Resilience and The Three Principles

Thought creates experience is NOT the same as how I think about it- am I an optimist, pessimist or realist etc.This is more foundational than that.
It’s not how you think about what happens to you but that you cannot EXPERIENCE it without Thought being involved.

 

The Art of Wondering

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.

 

Hard is Overrated

Somehow, around the world, we have come to the conclusion that striving, struggling against the current is the mark of a good, upstanding human being.