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?
Having had the privilege of working for a start up and watching it grow into a thriving medium-sized business in just a few years, I have a certain affection for the 'we can do anything' entrepreneurial-mentality found in this environment. Ah the good old days, when every win is worth a toast (or two), no matter … Continue reading What big businesses can learn from start-ups
Companies can be so busy thinking about how they’re seen by their customers, their stakeholders and even their competitors, that they can forget that perhaps the people it matters most too is their employees. It's kind of like forgetting to meet up with your friends for a coffee, because you’re too busy uploading posed selfies of … Continue reading Want a strong brand: it’s what’s on the inside that counts.