Tuesday, January 31, 2006

You just know dont you!


Saturday, January 28, 2006

Aphorisms: BBC - Radio 4 - Word of Mouth

BBC - Radio 4 - Word of Mouth
" a text without context is a pretext"
"Casualties are the first truth of war"
"life is but an f in lie"
Aphorisms, they dont exactly cheer you up but they make you think twice!

on a lighter note, try an entry into: http://www.anagramgenius.com/server.html another of my favorites.


Monday, January 23, 2006

World Economic Forum - Podcasts and Webcasts

World Economic Forum - Podcasts and Webcasts

let me invite you to Davos,.......... jesus nick you can go over the top sometimes :-).............
well getting an invite aint easy.......
....but if you get the time digging into whats going on is very insightful, i believe in "investment", even if its just "time". Whats more precious!

Friday, January 20, 2006

Adam Smith, Behavioral Economist? : HBS Working Knowledge

For those of you who know my mentoring angle on supply and demand, you'll know im an adam smith fan. What i never realised is he touched on the emotional intelligence (which is also an interest as you'll know) well before its more recent emergence.

Adam Smith, Behavioral Economist? : HBS Working Knowledge: "Thus, Smith's advice to business leaders would likely be that they should weigh carefully the costs of breaking trust and of risking reputation. The costs of sacrificing ethical standards of conduct are much larger than any individual might imagine, precisely because they decrease trust and can strongly affect organizational and market functioning as a whole."

new community/collaboration/society/folksy syndication - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Wikipedia:About - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

after the bubble burst early in the millenium it was obvious there were a few key players to watch, join or invest in, like salesforce.com, google, amazon, ebay and significant others, now with web2.0 emerging these same players are to a degree setting the pace beyond the view of the web pre 2000.
its still worth watching them, salesforce and google for me in my space of interest/business. But also others like http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:About#Sister_projects and http://del.icio.us/
and while im not a techie or advising techies, far from it, Tim O'Reilly remains the man among others to take time to listen to.
For me its the way blogging, rss, tags and the social computing (one of my teenage sons, at least, is hooked by http://www.myspace.com) if not social entrepreneurs are moving that i find facinating and challenging to to keep my own development and excitement in check http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/oreilly/tim/news/2005/09/30/what-is-web-20.html?page=1

Monday, January 16, 2006

SME and startup cases studies

If you face challenges operationally or strategically with your small business or in startup mode, you will find some if not all of these interesting!

Monday, January 09, 2006

FT.com / News in depth / Enterprise Week - Video Interviews

You've got to love it!

Why do something if you dont love doing it.
To be good you've got to believe in what you do, see the opportunity and make sacrifices to get there.
You need the ENCOURAGEMENT from within but you need the information, common sense, clarity of thought and vision and a careful if not risky approach to create the OPPORTUNITY. Its all about "encouragement and opportunity" when you look at what you can do for your kids, so why not the same for you.

from airlines to bra's to entrepreneurship in retailing and beer, these very short video's might be just you cup of tea, click on any of them in any order, id go for the last one or the third one down (the lady) first:
FT.com / News in depth / Enterprise Week - Video Interviews