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Silverpreneurs: The Boomer’s “Start-Up” Generation

A lot has been written about tech savvy Millennials, and how they’re going to radically change the future. They might, but there are two...

Forget IQ… a high EQ will make you succeed in business

What makes you successful at work? Being smarter? Being more assertive? Being better looking? Well according to a recent CNN report it's proven that...

Living Your Passion: Reality or Fiction?

“Be Like the Bluebird who never is blue, for he knows from his upbringing what singing can do.” –Cole Porter, Be Like the Bluebird,...

The Power of Saying ‘No’ in Business

In the movie 'Yes Man' Jim Carrey's perpetually negative character attends a positivity seminar and becomes brainwashed into pursuing an exclusively affirmative life which leads him...

Entrepreneurs: Know when and how to ask for help!

It’s a common belief among entrepreneurs. The notion that if you have to ask for help growing, expanding, or even getting your business off...

The most valuable skills of your team members

How to build a team you can count on? The answer to that questions secures the overall success of any business. People are the...

Just (Don’t) Do It… are Maria Sharapova’s sponsors too quick to...

Tennis superstar Sharapova has flunked a drugs test and been suspended from the sport. That's astounding in itself but the alacrity with which key...

6 Stupid Office Rules that should be Banned

Rules in the workplace. Without them we'd have anarchy right? Or would we? According to an article by Dr Travis Bradbury in the Huffington Post most...

(A) Politically Speaking

Let me start by saying that I am one of the most apolitical (notice the "a", it's important) person on the planet, but as...

Top 12 Contributors on Business Gists

Business Gists is an online community for inspiration, educative, discovering powered by contributor worldwide where everybody are welcome. Our mission is to provide the...

Don’t Ask for Favors, do Favors

Do you ask your friends or clients for favors? This subject came up in a discussion with a group of consultants.  The specific question was:...

Did Chris Rock Just Create Another Problem?

I’m not going to say “unless you’ve been living under a Rock”, even though the pun-value is quite tempting, but suffice it to say,...

Micropreneurship: NOW Is The Right Time To Start!

The term has been in the news in recent months, but what exactly IS a “micropreneur?” In a word, it’s an extremely small business. The...

The Hidden Cost and Risk of Entrepreneurship No One Talks About

COST. It is not a bad four-letter word but it makes most entrepreneurs wince!  Sure, you are supposed to know the cost of doing...

Our Future With Trump’s Wall!

It is time to take a satirical look at the future and see what the 2016 election results will produce regarding a wall on...

Don’t Believe Everything You Hear, Including This!

As I was driving to work the other day, the morning talk show on the local radio station was asking recent graduates to call...

Why BAD Things Happen to GOOD People

Recently, I wrote an article giving some thoughts on the affects of keeping employees who are detracting from, rather than adding to, company value (you...

Kindness is good for business….. and life

Does kindness make a difference? In business?  In life? Absolutely! Going the extra mile. Giving a helping hand. Willingly sharing our knowledge. Sharing our resources. Responding to others. Being a good...

20 Key Actions that Make You Happier and Healthier

Understanding the true meaning of  "less is more" is highly important to have clarity about where we are and where we want to go in...

The World Economic Forum Is Missing An Important Voice To Succeed

Few week ago executives and policy makers from around the world gathered in Davos, Switzerland for the annual World Economic Forum (#WEF16) to “improve the...

Microsoft confirms it has acquired SwiftKey

Microsoft has now confirmed that it has acquired SwiftKey, the London-based company behind the popular predictive keyboard app of the same name. According to...

Google just passed Apple to become the most valuable company in...

Google’s parent company, Alphabet (GOOG), is now the most valuable company in the universe, with a market cap of about $570 billion in after-hours trading after reporting...

Develop Your Career Competencies

Want to make a smooth college to career transition? Sharpen your vital competencies from now! We have heard often enough how competitive today’s occupational world...

Save Your Hard Earned Money with Online Shopping Portals

The New Year has started and well, what are we talking about? It’s been an entire month since this year kicked in. Since the...

Oprah just made $17m in one hour from a single tweet.

The media mogul and the largest individual stakeholder in Weight Watchers International Inc. tweeted a video at 12:09 p.m. Eastern time professing that she...

Cue Word: Shoe Swap

Empathy. A great word. Like passion, like integrity, like synergy – a word in danger of becoming an easily uttered cliché. What does empathy-in-action actually look...

20 Key Actions that Make You a Better and Happier Person

Understanding the true meaning of  "less is more" is highly important to have clarity about where we are and where we want to go in...

This Habit Determines the Altitude of Your Success

Every person on Earth has 24 hours a day. What you do with your time says more about you than what you say about...

2016: THE Why – What – Who – How – When

2016.  It’s not that far away – excited? I certainly am although I’m going to finish 2015 strongly first. While we close off 2015 and...

Getting to the Finish Line – the 5 Keys

2016 is just around the corner…. Yet, if you’re like me, there’s still loads you want to get done, to get achieved before the...

Does An Increase Of Money Decrease Stress and Worry?

How many times did you think or hear someone say that they will stop being stressed they day they solve their money issues? It's...

Going To Study Abroad? Learn How To Save On Your Stay

If you decline your brilliant study-abroad opportunities only because of high costs, it`s a bad idea. After all, there is a large variety of...

Chandelier Swinging & 10 Other Personal Branding Tips

While it’s a bit extreme, I’m sure there’ve been plenty of people who’ve swung from a chandelier (or similar) to get noticed. It sounds...

A Happiness Formula in 10 Easy Steps

Happiness is the happiest state of mind. Some people believe in a bright future. They think positively and life leads to Love. They are...

How Personal Credit Affects Your Business

I was working with a new start-up located in Virginia. The owner, as with most entrepreneurs, had challenges on his credit report due to...

How To Create Successful Habits

Find out how forming the right habits can literally make you or break you. You will find out the reason why bad habits are...

Google’s Most Popular Search Terms of 2015

Google has been part of the Merriam-Webster dictionary since 2006, which tells you just how vital the search engine has become. Google’s annual list...

In Praise Of Sacred Time

It's that time of year. Beyond the hustle and bustle, we settle into moments of sacred time. Related: Gratitude and Thanksgiving Sacred time. We stop and remember...

Is Professionalism a Soft Skill?

This is the second in a series of posts exploring Soft Skills and why they are so important to your success in any endeavour. “Soft...

How To Enhance Your Intuition Capacity To Maximize Moments Of Opportunity

Steve Jobs attributed much of his success to his ability to follow his own “inner knowing”, even when analysts and “experts” disagreed. He was...

Be A Corporate Nomad, Not a Corporate Hodad!

A hodad is someone who pretends to be something he is not.  A term born in surfing, hodads were guys who hung out at...

Time to Weigh Up Your Transformation Value

Leaders often ask “are we maximising the value of our investments?” - but those overseeing transformation programmes sometimes struggle to provide data-driven responses to...

Ways of Un-rushing

You know how it goes. Rush rush rush rush. And then rush some more. Especially during the month of December. End of year reports. Gift...

How I learn to manage Major Life Changes

In life change is inevitable.  Whether the change is planned or unplanned, every one of us must face one sort of change or the...

Courtesy and other ‘small’ gestures

Perhaps I was tired.  Or busy.  Maybe it was the ‘straw that broke the camel’s back’.  I really don’t know.  I just remember the...

The Politics of Business Transformation

Decisions to transform a business are the product of organisation and political processes, but political coalitions exist in most organisations, which can support or...

How Would You Score Your Reputation?

Your reputation is different than your integrity, in many ways it is more dynamic and complex. Like integrity, I believe there is a score...

Are Soft Skills Learned or Inborn?

 This is the third in a series of posts exploring Soft Skills and why they are so important to your success in any endeavour. Soft...

Why You Want To Self-Reveal

How much do I tell, how much do I withhold? When does self-revelation serve a conversation, when is it self-indulgent? It’s a game of context and social...
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Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg to give away 99% of shares

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan say they will give away 99% of their shares in the company to good causes as...

Firms Where Everyone Agrees But Nothing Changes

Do you sometimes stop to think how well your organisation compares with others in terms of getting things done? Whether it's within a small project...

China’s yuan set for IMF reserve status

The Chinese yuan is today (Monday) set to join a select group of currencies by receiving reserve status from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The...

Gratitude and Thanksgiving

November 26 was Thanksgiving Day in America – that long celebrated annual holiday weekend filled with the quintessential American delights of stuffed turkey, pumpkin pie...
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Founders of Microsoft, Facebook, LinkedIn, Amazon, and more to invest in...

Bill Gates and a group of elite private investors — including Facebook cofounder Mark Zuckerberg, Alibaba cofounder Jack Ma, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, LinkedIn...

7 Truths to Set Yourself Up for Success

Success comes in different forms and it means different things to different people. There isn't a precise formula to follow to be successful nor...

So, What Are These Things Called “Soft Skills”?

So, What Are These Things Called “Soft Skills”? ‘Politeness and civility are the best capital ever invested in business. Large stores, gilt signs, flaming advertisements,...

Do Something Great!

Breathe life into someone else's idea, that's about the best thing you can do in my opinion. I have been doing this for the better...

Savor the In-Between

Let’s do a Thanksgiving Podcast, Jeffrey Shaw, the impassioned originator of the Creative Warriors Podcast, says to me. Let’s talk about how we can fully...

2015 global surface temperatures set to be hottest on record-UN

This year is set to be the hottest on record and 2016 could be even hotter due to the current El Nino weather pattern,...

Five Songs From My iPod That Will Make You a Better...

Music can move us, make us smile; bring back memories - both good and bad - and many other things. Today, I plan to...

Beyonce and Arcadia confirm 2016 launch

Tycoon Sir Philip Green’s Arcadia retail empire is gearing up to unveil its long-awaited fashion range with pop star Beyoncé. The confirmation that Parkwood Topshop...

I have Quit, Been Fired and Retired!

Over the course of 30 years, a career can teach you a lot about yourself and the kind of person you are. You will...

The Power of the Words You Speak

Words are powerful, so powerful that they can make or brake relationships in business and in life. You can use words to encourage or...

Apple Has Acquired Faceshift, Maker Of Motion Capture Tech Used In...

Techcrunch said today that Apple had confirmed the acquisition in a statement. MacRumors had previously uncovered strong evidence that Apple bought Faceshift back in August. As...

4 smart skills you need to keep the job

After graduation, the next activity in line for most is to get a job,then you started submitting Cvs to companies of your choice, and...

Top 20 Black Friday Shopping Tips to Snag the Best Deals

As the holiday season quickly approaches, so too does the biggest shopping day of the year: Black Friday! I was introduced to Black Friday years...

20 Apps To Help Students Power Through

Being a student right now means you’re smack in the middle of midterm season. Deadlines are looming and you’re spending a lot more time...

The CEO’s Gap Between Strategy & Execution

Successful strategy and execution results in the business transformation that leaders need to bring about, if they are to ensure their organisations thrive and...

10 occurrences making news in finance world today

Here are 10 things making news in business and finance around the world today,November 23,2015. 1. SYDNEY — The Australian dollar is higher, after positive...

What’s Your Integrity Score?

At the end of the day your personal integrity is all you have. Perhaps we are born with a perfect score, let's arbitrarily assign...

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AI Design My Logo… See What Happens Next

I Let AI Design My Logo… See What Happens Next

ACCORDING TO GARTNER, 85% OF CUSTOMER INTERACTIONS WILL BE MANAGED WITHOUT A HUMAN BY 2020. Since the end of 2016, I have been keeping a...
Are You Going to Stop the Buck, or Assign Blame?

Are You Going to Stop the Buck, or Assign Blame?

The buck stops here. The famous sign on Harry Truman’s desk applies to all of us. At a certain point, we all have a buck...

Will Google Penalise You For Duplicating Content? Exclusive Expert Interview

WILL GOOGLE PENALISE YOU FOR DUPLICATING CONTENT? I was asked this question in my private members group earlier this week, and as a business marketing...
My Biggest Fear In Business? Losing My Network

My Biggest Fear In Business? Losing My Network

Most people associate fear in business with losing a job and becoming unemployed. That is a reasonable thing to worry over.  It has never...

Choose Simple, Go Deep

I read this suggestion the other day. It made my skin crawl. Write down 10 things you would like to do differently in 2016, the...
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