The Social Animal

I have recently read ‘The Social Animal’ by David Brooks. Fiction and Non-Fiction combined, the story follows two characters all the way from birth to death. The book explains the process of how our lives unfold and how our mind adapts. It explains the motives and imagination of a child, the emotions of falling in love, the influences of work …

Motivation Isn’t Hard To Find

“I just can’t find any motivation” is NOT an excuse for poor performance. Motivation comes from within. You either make it or change what you’re doing. How we’re motivated has evolved. The traditional techniques of carrots and sticks from ‘Motivation 2.0’ no longer work. We now crave Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose – laid out in ‘Motivation 3.0’. These are the views …

Is Technology Invading Our Privacy?

This week I finished The Circle by Dave Eggers. In the book, The Circle is the world’s largest technology company, it has the best online services and the lead when it comes to hardware. It is viewed as the best place to work as you get access to exclusive technology and insights. However, early in the book you begin to …

TESTS – Do Them!

Assumptions can be dangerous. They are good to create, but not good to follow! Assumptions aren’t fact, they are theories you’ve created and no matter how much you think you’re right, you can’t prove it…. Well not yet! I’ve just finished reading The Lean Startup by Eric Ries. This book it regarded as one of the best business and entrepreneurship …

#TheMoment – the speed of social media

Around 30% of the world’s population are active social media users. That equates to approximately 2.078 billion users!! On average 500 million tweets are sent per day. The average shelf-life of a tweet is only 2.8 hours! With all this activity how can businesses be heard?! Success on twitter is all about capturing #TheMoment “Content marketing is a lot like …

Why People Don’t Understand You

Now, you’re probably wondering why a blog titled “Why People Don’t Understand You” has a picture of Stephen Hawking. Well, this post was actually inspired by his book “A Brief History of Time”. In this book Stephen Hawking talks about some of the most complicated theories known to mankind, as the cover suggests, it covers everything from the big bang …