I remember watching this TED talk by Ken Robinson a few years ago and being blown away, it’s gone on to become one of the most celebrated TED talks of all time and very rightly so. The message really stuck with me, so it’s been in the back of my mind to write a blog about it, then … Continue reading Why education has some lessons to learn
This week I have expanded my knowledge in various areas, including Jim Kwik's FAST techniques to learning quicker, so all being well I'll be learning a whole lot more next week! But here is the content that stood out to me as outstanding - is that grammatically correct? 1. I enjoy Turndog, mainly because the guy comes across … Continue reading This week’s roundup of outstanding content…
It’s really surprising how many e-tailers overlook product descriptions as a vital part of their sales copy. Imagine this; you’ve commissioned a show-stopping new website, with the obligatory ‘shop now’ button cropping up left, right and centre. You’ve got in a copywriter to make sure your ‘about us’ page is compelling and just the right amount of quirky. You … Continue reading Why describing the product is the worst thing you can do when writing product descriptions
Some of the content this week comes from articles I booked-marked a while ago and are so good that I just keep coming back to them for inspiration, and some I’ve only just discovered. Either way, all are absolute gems in my opinion. Enjoy. 1. Creativity isn’t something that you either have or, god forbid, you … Continue reading Outstanding content that I consumed this week
We’re told that one of the best ways to develop personally and professionally, is to constantly push ourselves to do things that scare us, but have you ever stopped think why this works? Of course overcoming obstacles, particularly ones that we find mentally, or physically challenging can lead to creativity, inspiration and increased confidence, which are all transferable into other … Continue reading ‘Do one thing everyday that scares you’ – OK, but why?
In a shameless copy of Tim Ferriss' "5 Bullet Friday" (because everyone knows imitation is the best form of flattery), I will be sharing the best content I have come across each week for your perusing pleasure. Because, well, it's just too good not to share. In a slight twist, and in an attempt to claw back … Continue reading Outstanding content that I consumed this week.
Somewhere along the line employers started believing that their workforce was only motivated by money, and therefore the way to make them work harder would be to use monetary incentives. By 'somewhere along the line’ I’m referring to the Industrial Revolution and the beliefs of one of its founders, Adam Smith. Smith argued that people are … Continue reading The secret to work motivation
I was listening to my favourite podcast of the moment How I built this and Seth Goldman, creator of Honest Tea mentioned that in the early days of the company, employees were paid in ‘sweat equity’. These employees are now millionaires due to the shares they were given in return for their hard work. When asked, Seth didn’t know how … Continue reading What’s the deal with sweat equity?