We spend more time being worried about unlikely events than we spend preparing for concrete possibilities. And we spend more time being busy with things that matter little than we spend actually doing work that is important. Worry and busy are two brothers. And they are both sons of resistance. Be aware they are not … Continue reading Two sons
Google's mission used to be "to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful". It still is. Yet, that's no longer what Google does. Google is now in the business of deciding what information is and what it is not, it shapes the way people consume the internet and its content, with … Continue reading Google
Business decisions can be good marketing too. A way to differentiate from your competitors, express your values and tell everybody what you stand for. Good Eggs got this right. And for once, a page stating corporate values does not sound like shallow promises. The original article by KQED is here. The full chart here.
Sheer logic and numbers struggle to convince people that they need to act. When is the last time you have done something because of a wonderfully illustrated argument? When were you last impressed by the architecture and technology beyond a new piece of software? When have you last felt you belong in a percentage? If … Continue reading The greatest failure
Is your company about business or about people? Of course, the former is a given and the latter is claimed by the majority. Yet decisions and behaviour, particularly in difficult moments, tip the scale. Another way to put the question would be the following. In the past few weeks, have you asked your people to … Continue reading Business or people
We are often puzzled by success, as in most of the cases we do average work and expect outcomes to be average at best. And so, when something extraordinary happens, we invest time in trying to figure out what is the reason, what have we done this time we have not done before, what is … Continue reading Game changer
Figuring out where you want to go is just as important as understanding what you have to leverage to get there. If you set goals for yourself (or your team) that are not supported by the resources you have available, you are just making it easier to hit the head against the wall.