The 3rd of the July is the day to celebrate, not the 4th of July, if you are British. But it could have been SO much better for the Americans if the Brits had won all those years ago. And this is why..... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1YvJBwC4xQ However, the ad above was run by Newcastle Brown last year. And … Continue reading Happy Independence Eve, America from the Brits.
The most important factor in the success of a startup is TIMING, more important than the other 4 factors; idea, team, business model or funding. Too early means too much educational marketing, but too late means there is too much competition. On balance innovative companies are early rather than late. Which is why our recent book … Continue reading The most important factor for start-ups
Emotions I mean in a good way. Not manipulation. Their ability to drive powerful emotions in you is part of the magic of being a parent. There are the 2 obvious ones, but a 3rd surprising one: 1. Pride When your child is performing on stage, comes back with a string of A+ results, is … Continue reading Children have incredible power over you
A lovely video from GE talking about the importance of giving ideas the understanding and love that they need to grow and produce amazing things. This is a tribute to those of us who face the ridicule, laughter and disdain as we try and bring new ideas to market. It gets ugly. It gets messy. … Continue reading Ideas need nurturing, even when they are ugly @ge #innovation
Today's technology challenge: I bought something and I hope I can get home before it is obsolete. Comedian, Robin Ince reflects on why we should spend more time appreciating what we have rather than wanting more. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_ooLfb22t8#t=298
Sir Ken Robinson outlines 3 principles crucial for the human mind to flourish -- and how current education culture works against them. In a funny, stirring talk he tells us how to get out of the educational "death valley" we now face, and how to nurture our youngest generations with a climate of possibility. It … Continue reading Another brilliant talk by Sir Ken Robinson. ALL TEACHERS & EDUCATORS PLEASE WATCH
Yesterday in a my blog I reflected on the preparation required to make "your client look a star" by interviewing them on stage. One of the key skills which makes it easier is improv. Most people think of improv as Whose line is it anyway, comedy clubs or improv troupes like The Maydays. But improv … Continue reading The amazing power of improv…. to get you out of trouble #improv #presentation
I've blogged before about how natural Michael Buble is and how he seems to be enjoying everything he does. Here is another example about how comfortable he is with himself. A rare trait in life and even rarer in his industry which appears to be made up of self-obsessed ego-centric "artists". BTW Katy Perry is … Continue reading Inspired by humility and willingness to take risks
What can economists learn from linguists? Behavioral economist Keith Chen talks about his absolutely fascinating research which first of all exposes the concept of "Futured" and "Futureless" languages; languages without a concept for the future -- "It rain tomorrow," instead of "It will rain tomorrow". He then starts, with the help of extensive survey data, … Continue reading Speaking English makes me more likely to be #obese, #smoke and not save #TED
Normally Microsoft does the keynote at CES, but for 2013 Qualcomm stepped up. Their marketing team were keen to make an impression and make sure that no one forgot the keynote. The achieved their goal - FOR ALL THE WRONG REASONS. I cannot describe the keynote, so best that you watch this set of edited … Continue reading Sometimes when marketing gets carried away #ces #qualcomm #keynotefail
This very funny video quickly sums up how out of touch people are with the law. Not that they ever were; did you read ALL the terms of your credit card contract or that hire purchase agreement? But now we happily click through "Do you Agree" as we download software, sign up for web-based services … Continue reading A short guide to Facebook Law. #funny #social media
If you were one of the 90,000 who attended Dreamforce you would have been swept away in the energy and euphoria that is the Salesforce.com machine. Who couldn't be. It is now the largest tech conference with 800 sessions, 350 partners and big name bands. And now Salesforce.com has a run rate of $3bn per … Continue reading Business is Social – the script according to Salesforce.com’s Benioff
Seems like these F1 teams have a little too much money. So they make cartoons, which we then tell each other about. Hmm. Clever.