Archive for June, 2009

Finding opportunity

June 30, 2009 0 Comments
Finding opportunity

I follow Dan Schawbel’s blog on personal branding.  Recently, he did an interview with Scott Shane, an evidence-based expert on entrepreneurship.  If you are interested in entrepreneurship as I am, you need to follow Scott’s work.  There are a lot of myths out there about entrepreneurship, and Scott’s scientific research sets the record straight on [...]

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Help your employees kick ass

June 29, 2009 2 Comments
Help your employees kick ass

I’m reading Pam Slim’s new book Escape from Cubicle Nation: from Corporate Prisoner to Thriving Entrepreneur. In a section where she describes the importance to the entrepreneur of looking for problems to solve, she credits blogger Kathy Sierra with taking that process one step further by asking “How can you help your users kick ass?” [...]

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Fasten your seat belts

June 28, 2009 0 Comments
Fasten your seat belts

When you see this sign light up when you are on an airplane, what does it mean you are supposed to do?  During our pre-flight briefing, we are always told that it is an FAA regulation that when the seat belt sign is on, it means that for our own safety and the safety of [...]

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Learning to Forgive

June 25, 2009 2 Comments
Learning to Forgive

The next intentional activity from The How of Happiness is learning to forgive.  Recall from my earlier blog that it’s these intentional activities and habits that can account for as much as 40% of our happiness.  The first intentional activity was expressing gratitude, the second was deliberate optimism, the third was to stop overthinking and [...]

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