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October 2016

Getting-things-done
Workplace

Getting things done

A valuable skill to have is the ability to get things done. It’s easy these days to get distracted by Facebook notifications or to spend your day tweeting not knowing what tasks need to take priority. Below is a chart…

women in the workforce
Workplace

Women will rule the connection economy

Women haven’t been treated fairly in the workplace for far too long. But tables are turning. The connection economy is more in-synch with the female brain. The connection economy is about managing connections based on trust – which requires vulnerability…

kintsugi
Lifestyle

Seeing beauty in the cracks

When I heard about the tradition of Kintsugi, I couldn’t get it out of my head. In Japan there’s an ancient tradition that when ceramic breaks, it’s then resembled using a gold laker to emphasize the cracks. The philosophy behind…

Lifestyle

Why Trust Matters More Now

To accomplish anything bigger than yourself, you need people to trust you. Trust is more important in the connection economy because it’s more visible than ever before. Not long ago, people and brands could scam people and suffer no…

trust
Lifestyle

People trust you when

You’re clear about your bounderies and respect the other persons. You’re reliable and do what you say you will every time. You apologize when it’s your fault. You never talk about other people’s secrets. You show integrity by acting in…

Bruno Ferrin
Workplace

3 lessons from Bruno Ferrin

In the early 1970s Bruno Ferrin a natural tinkerer started building rides in a forested area in northern Italy. He created it beside his family’s restaurant in an attempt to attract customers. Today it’s now an ecological amusement park that…

Workplace

Honesty builds trust

Alice’s cafe could have easily used a discount sign leaving their customers to guess why the baked goods are so cheap. Instead they use honesty in their marketing which builds trust for the long term.…

vulnerability
Lifestyle

Vulnerability Connects

It takes courage to be vulnerable. To allow your imperfections to be seen. The reward is that vulnerability is a bridge towards connection. No one is perfect. I don’t know about you but I’m always attracted to the underdog…

bythewater
Lifestyle

Most of my life I thought I was stupid

In school, I tried really hard but I couldn’t seem to retain information I wasn’t interested in. I gravitated towards art because art had less judgement. And judgment hurts. In high school my english teacher told me I failed…

blogging
Lifestyle

Why everyone should blog

Blogging is an act of generosity. It can be done on a traditional blog or just about any platform. It’s (almost) free and it’s an easy way to be seen by the people you care about. It’s also a good way…

haircut-to-homelss
Workplace

Generosity

The connection economy is built around generosity. It’s about sacrifice. But it’s not just about discounts and freebies. It’s about doing something for others with no intention of getting something back. It’s important for businesses and brands because people…

braceletlady
Workplace

The best sales pitch I’ve ever seen

My wife Chelsea and a friend were walking just near the edge of where our hotel ends in Dominican Republic. A lady approaches them. She greets them and gently grabs Chelsea’s wrists and ties a homemade bracelet to it. “It’s…