Monthly Archives: July 2010

Chris Anderson talks about free in a digital economy

Have you considered just how much is available free on the internet? We know Google offers searches for free and yet they make a lot of money from ads but can others find a way to convert Free to some … Continue reading

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Dan Ariely shows us how we are “Predictably Irrational”

Dan Ariely is one of my favourite authors and this clip is a good summary of his first book highlighting how we are “Predictably Irrational”.  The clip is from ted.com which has an amazing array of wonderful presentation which are … Continue reading

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Creativity and Innovation as CEO requirements

A global CEO study by IBM discovers from talking one-on-one with 1,130 CEOs, GM’s and business leaders. About 60% of CEOs polled cited creativity as the most important leadership quality, compared with 52% for integrity and 35% for global thinking. Creative … Continue reading

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Daniel Pink on the surprising science of motivation

Ok more from Daniel Pink on what science knows about motivation and what business ignores Check it out on YouTube:

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When estimating even CFAs can get emotional

McKinsey research shows that equity analysts have been overoptimistic for the past 25 years. They have forecast, on average, nearly double the actual earnings-growth rates with their estimates ranging from 10 to 12 percent annually compared with actual growth of … Continue reading

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Cave men traits – hard wired into us as humans

We joke about our cave man heritage, the hunter deep within our genes as well as other characteristics to explain or excuse why we get easily distracted when having conversations with our spouse whilst the TV is on.  It was … Continue reading

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A model for improving organisational success

A model developed by BlessingWhite for organisation success highlights the importance of culture and employee engagement. These aspects can be very challenging for leaders faced with a long list of TO DO items that cover technical, financial, marketing or other … Continue reading

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The paradox of choice – Barry Schwartz TEDTalks (video)

We often complain that we don’t have enough choices but this research presentation shows that more choice is not necessarily a good thing. It is also in line with research written by Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein in their book … Continue reading

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Investing – how not to be your own worst enemy

A great book to understand the behavioural reasons why investing is best not left to intuition is this one by James Montier -The Little Book of Behavioral Investing: How not to be your own worst enemy (James Montier)  He quotes Jeremy … Continue reading

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Motivation – money or meaning?

As Malcolm Gladwell says in Outliers..”the more money they made the next day on the streets. Those three things—autonomy, complexity, and a connection between effort and reward—are, most people agree, the three qualities that work has to have if it is … Continue reading

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Decision Making

A lot of the time our role as a leader requires us to make decisions. Some times they are tough, and sometimes we get them wrong.  So how do we minimise the risks of getting decisions wrong whilst avoiding procrastination … Continue reading

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Malcolm Gladwell: What we can learn from spaghetti sauce

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