Tag Archives: Business Strategy

The Office of Introspection

What a great idea, from Execupundit: “Large organizations could benefit from an Office of Introspection, which would ideally have a small staff with the job of identifying two things …” Find out what they are, here.

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Pensieri da Nicholas Bate

The inspiring and productive Nicholas Bate is on a roll. Here, he offers a free PDF download of his mini-book, In Three. In the meantime, I‘ve been enjoying his latest mini-book, Pensieri, which arrived just in time for a period … Continue reading

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Social media, politics and narrative – @roughtype

Here’s a great essay from Nicholas Carr on social media’s effect on the US presidential campaign, and much more.  It explores how social media is different from previous media – not necessarily better or worse, but different – and how … Continue reading

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The cost of dumbing down – @thisissethsblog #contentmarketing

Seth Godin on the hidden cost of chasing that last 2% of understanding. “When you find yourself overwriting, embracing redundancy and overwhelming people with fine print, you’re probably protecting yourself against the 2%, at the expense of everyone else.” Read … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Ad-blockers

Ad-blocking software has been big news over the last couple of weeks.  This week, even The Times devoted a leader to it (Ad Armageddon, firewalled, though it should be accessible via my Tweet). That increasing numbers of people now choose … Continue reading

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Casual contempt for the customer #Volkswagen

The discovery that Volkswagen’s US models were fitted with a device that automatically cheated environmental tests will cause huge damage to the firm. Already, facing fines that could reach $18bn, the company’s shares have plunged 23%.  However, fines may only … Continue reading

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Greatest speeches in history? #writing

Here’s a great resource: the 35 greatest speeches in history, according to the Art of Manliness blog. The list, with descriptions and excerpts, ranges from the Ancients up to date; from Cicero and Demosthenes, via Chief Joseph and William Wilberforce, … Continue reading

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The hesitations can be most of the message – @execupundit

Valuable observations about customers from Execupundit’s Michael Wade: The hesitations can be most of the message. If you sense something isn’t quite right, you are correct. Early on, they think they know the problem and you think you know the … Continue reading

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Echoes through time: what guides the actions of the wise

“Observe carefully what guides the actions of the wise, and what they shun or seek.” Marcus Aurelius (AD 120 – 180), Meditations

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How to write a book when you’re paid by the page – Nicholas Carr

Sage advice from Nicholas Carr, author of The Shallows, amongst other books: “I thought I might be able to start publishing long books of computer-generated gibberish and then use Amazon’s Mechanical Turk service to pay Third World readers to scroll through … Continue reading

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