Just re-reading this superb book by Jonathan Trevor and I would recommend it to anyone who is trying to engage with what it states on the cover - but, more importantly, anyone who isn't, yet.
Excellent talk by Chrstine Porath
One company estimated that incivility cost them $12 million a year. It's amazing to me how some in leadership still allow this type of culture to exist.
The Art Of War
Read ‘Art of War’ by Sun Tzu. Some principles should never change no matter what changes around them.
Pure joy division
My favourite band, my biggest hero - Ian Curtis. 40th anniversary of the release of their first album, 'Unknown Pleasures' on 15th June 2019.
My new lockdown buddy.
Not a professional post I grant you but cute for a Friday afternoon.
It is Friday isn't it?!
B4 and the future
A Visionary Ideas Share And Collaborative Discussion
Thank you Richard Rosser and everyone else who attended. I won't lie, I was terrified to be sharing ideas about such an important subject with such a group of highly knowledgeable and highly engaged people. Can't wait to build on all that we discussed. [MORE]
Well done Jo Carter and everyone else involved in #CEOSleepout.
Brilliant way for #VleadershipNOW to lead.
'Equation for a WE first economy' by By Liz Ziedler, Happy City
A short film to explore an economic equation fit for the 21st Century - in honour of 60 years since Michael Young's work on the 20th Century Meritocracy and the subsequent work of the Young Foundation.
Keep it real folks
Professor ‘Fucking’ Mark Ritson nails some issues with marketing beautifully. He’s even right about Brand Purpose.
The Social Contract
I'm trying to find past insights to help with current debates about the future and change - and how these relate to business, government, civil society, the vital links between them, their (shared?) future conduct and contribution and, most importantly, people.
In the pursuit of this I am re-reading, amongst other things, The Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau and, wow, despite being 250 old, it is so relevant.
You don't have to be a revolutionary to find it inspiring but you do have to be openminded about the concepts within it and the opportunities for change within all the 'stakeholder' communities mentioned above.
Is anyone else searching for answers to big questions or, like me, trying to find the right big questions?
A very short history of feeling safe
Wouldn't it be great if being brave wasn't being brave anymore. What happens when almost everyone is thinking the unthinkable, overcoming fear, doing things differently and making meaningful change a reality.
Under these conditions, doing these things isn't being brave at all.
The Infinite Game: How to Lead in the 21st Century
I consider the thoughts and ideas inherent in this talk by Simon Sinek on the infinite game and the ways that organisations (and their leaders) must consider themselves and their place in and for the future (an infinite game in itself) to be so important that I share the link again here.
Tips on growing your business
Good, essential advice here for start-ups and SME's from OxLEP Business. Of course, it's all easier said than done and it's all more easily done than sustained for future growth.
Sam Conniff Allende
Be more pirate, or, How to take on the world and win
Whatever your ambitions, ideas and challenges, this book will revolutionize the way you live, think and work today, and tomorrow. Pirates didn't just break the rules, they rewrote them. They didn't just reject society, they reinvented it. Pirates didn't just challenge the status-quo, they changed everyfuckingthing.
Thrilled to have the opportunity to be in conversation on B4 Live on 13th May. I hope it will be of interest to anyone trying to work out how to make their future better than the present and even the past. We can't go back, we can't stay where we are, but we can go forward with a renewed sense of purpose.
QUOTE OF THE MONTH
The only disability in life is bad attitude.
We were there
Best band in the world.
Fascinating from Simon Sinek
The Infinite game, leadership and the future. Great talk.