What if there is somebody somewhere whose only birthday wish comes from that all seeing insensitively intimate Google thing? It could be the last straw, the one that sends the dear soul over the edge into permanent cynicism and lasting distrust of birthday cakes and wishes.
Continue reading Google Gone Way Too Far
Are you taking a leap into a new business? Great! This is perfect timing because the best ever startup and business book has just been published. Continue reading Huge Thoughts for Startup Success
I am drawn to aspirational brand promises and names. When they fail to deliver I don’t dart off to yelp and yelp, I reach out to the company, show I care and give them a chance to make good. Afterall, I have been in their shoes and know what it feels like to let a customer down and what it feels like when a customer … Continue reading Is Your Brand a Promise or a Hook?
“Oh… you’re OK.” It’s a good phrase to comfort a child who has had a scrape. It is not a good phrase to use on your customer! Yesterday I was with a friend at lunch – we were nearly finished with our meal when an employee entered the room vacuuming. He came closer and closer to our table when I decided to relocate with the … Continue reading “Oh…you’re OK.” Really?
I looked at the possibilities in the year ahead through the lens of an entrepreneur with an early stage startup. Continue reading Take a Walk into the Future
Are you spending more than four hours in front of a computer screen everyday? In study published this year the researchers from the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University College London reported that this more than doubles our risk of dying from heart disease. Continue reading Is Work Hurting Your Heart?
The first time I saw Stephen Covey do this demo it looked like magic. Turns out it is true.
Putting our big rocks (dreams and principles) first brings the magic into life. Continue reading Timeless Truth from Stephen Covey
We munched our way around the fundraiser. Over the top grilled prawns, craft beers and a splash of elegant, gourmet, energetic offerings from our community businesses primed us for supporting our local non-profits. We sipped, perused and cheerfully gave up our contact information booth by booth. In one aphotic corner a young man stood behind his designated table and with the party well underway his … Continue reading Winning the Health Game
Its official ~ I have graduated from the Founder Institute (FI) with an engaging vision and a validated business! What I learned: 1. The kindest thing to say when someone’s idea description seems incoherent is simply: “that sounds esoteric”. A program mentor said that to me the first week. Remembering that things were happening “for me” rather than “to me” was a necessary perspective. 2. … Continue reading Founder Institute!
With over $2 Trillion dollars being spent annually in the U.S. to manage chronic disease it is safe to conclude that there are a lot of people feeling terrible. Yet, we know that chronic disease can be reversed and even eliminated by lifestyle changes. The chart below illustrates blood serum concentration of Vitamin D relative to the percent of prevention available for specific chronic diseases. … Continue reading Cheers to Our Health in 2012!