This post was inspired by Seth Godin's "It’s all horizontal (and books went first)". Which ideas have you cared enough to spread lately? How much of your reputation have you committed? How have you changed the mind of others? How have you challenged the status quo? How have you changed your own mind? How have … Continue reading Which ideas have you cared enough to spread lately?
Naval Ravikant (@Naval), founder of AngelList and modern philosopher, put together this list on twitter. I took the liberty of restructuring his tweets to highlight the key concepts. You can listen to a podcast on the topic from Naval himself here. There are no get rich quick schemes. That's just someone else getting rich off … Continue reading How To Get Rich (without getting lucky) by Naval Ravikant
"You have gained nothing but information if you have exercised only your memory" is a quote from "How to read a book" by Charles Van Doren and Mortimer Adler. In this book the author explains how to get the most out of every book you read. A key distinction in the book is reading for information … Continue reading How many books have changed the way you think?
It is naïve to believe you will always get a favorable reaction from other persons when you use these approaches, but the experience of most people shows that you are more likely to change attitudes this way than by not using these principles—and if you increase your successes by even a mere 10 percent, you … Continue reading How to win friends and influence people
Complicate to profit is a unsustainable business model adopted by many professional service firms and technology integrator. The plan is the following: take an unsuspecting client and make them believe that their simple problem requires a complicated solution, then ensure that the client is unable to manage the solution on its own and keep collecting … Continue reading Complicate to profit
Managers are increasingly interested in understanding how Blockchains can help their organizations, but the current body of knowledge doesn’t provide a structured approach to the problem, mostly offering high-level views on industry trends. That’s why, in this series of articles, I will try to create a usable framework to guide managers in identifying and capturing … Continue reading Blockchain for business: The Four Stages of Adoption
In a recent Financial Times article Robin Wigglesworth wrote the obituary of the traditional retail industry. The terminally ill department store business model will lead the way in the US, where it has been steadily losing sales to eCommerce. Is there hope for a radical transformation that will save the retail industry? Brick and mortar … Continue reading Retailers: focus on three competencies to escape mediocrity