This is a story about a lost tribe in Papua New Guinea. They were brought to the city of Singapore and shown skyscrapers, airports, factories, supermarkets, homes and life. When they were on their way back to their mountain village, they were asked: “What is the most incredible thing you have seen during your days […]

The most simple rule of product branding: You are either: Different Better Cheaper or Not Going to Be Around Very Long Which are you? If you are not 100% clear on your answer, I recommend taking some time to work through this Value Proposition Canvas developed by Alex Osterwalder. You can get more information and […]

This video comes from IESE during the Executive MBA (EMBA) intensive week in Barcelona. Florian Mueck, John Zimmer, Tony Anagor and Tobias Rodrigues all share wisdom on: public speaking hand gestures giving constructive feedback and the powerful pause The Guests on this Week’s Video: Florian Mueck, http://www.florianmueck.com, on the 4 types of Gestures 2:18 John […]

What makes them so effective in moving audiences to commit to action? Why is there currently an explosion of story courses, story gurus, business storytellers? If you are reading this via email, you can watch the video on the blog: Why do Stories work in Persuasion? What is a Story? We think of stories as […]

Getting out of your Comfort Zone. I’m on a Sunday hike with Florian and his son Alvaro. We’re on our way toward the restaurant for lunch, when we find the river is overflowing and the foot bridge is under fast flowing water…  What do we do? Are you waiting for permission? For the important things […]

This is a guest post from April Abboud. April Abboud is a successful American entrepreneur who has moved to the Middle East.  She gave up the business she grew, the culture she knew and having family close by to start a family in a land thousands of miles away.  She has chosen to challenge herself […]

Why are Experts so often poor Communicators? Here is why…  If you are reading this via email, check out the video on the blog: Why are Experts so often poor Communicators? This is a video about Experts and Fakes, Charlatans and Gurus. I share a 2×2 matrix looking at the 4 types of skill/communication ability. […]

Jim Rohn had a wonderful saying: “Success is a few good habits repeated every day, Failure is a few bad decisions repeated every day” If you are reading this via email, the video is here Success is a Few Good Habits Repeated Every Day An apple a day keeps the doctor away. This is old […]

“A problem well stated is a problem half solved” Charles Kettering The most read post ever on this blog is Amazon Staff Meetings: “No Powerpoint”.  It shares the story of how Jeff Bezos banned powerpoint from management meetings at Amazon.  His reason: “powerpoint is easy for the presenter and hard for the listener”.  At Amazon, […]

You are going to give a TED talk? You want to give a TED talk? It is on your bucket list to deliver a TED talk?  This video is for you… The 10 Areas to Prepare a TED Talk Learn about the 10 areas: This is a 20 minute video covering 10 areas that you will […]

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