If you want your business to be average, meet the standards in your field. If you want a standout business, top of the heap, the standards are no more than your starting point. Improve from there.
Whoops! Why Everyone Owes Everyone and No One Can Pay is so good, I am recommending it for anyone who can only stand to read one book about the current economic situation–or for anyone who has found other books and articles about it too hard to understand. This is very readable, not the kind of book that causes brain meltdowns.
All of a sudden, telemarketers in the States are calling my consulting firm there–and calling, and calling. More of those calls have come in during the past couple of weeks than in all the rest of this year. I’m not sure what this means, but it must mean something!
Keeping unintended consequences from being whoppers can be the very thing that keeps your business alive–especially in times like these.
Unintended consequences can be the hardest kind to live with. We all cause consequences we didn’t intend. Sometimes they are bad. Sometimes they are good–I do now live abroad, which I wanted to do someday, and it is every bit as much of a growth experience as I hoped it might be. But we owe it to ourselves and everyone around us to think about what we caused. When we cause something bad that we didn’t mean to do, we should learn from it and try not to do it again.
If you are in the States, please eat some extra turkey and dressing for me. We take it for granted in the States (and Canada), this ritual of getting together with people we care about once a year to simply … Continued
To paraphrase a great advertising campaign, a wide world is a terrible thing to miss. Go find out more about some corner of the world other than your own. Don’t take someone else’s word for it–not even mine. There’s no substitute for experience. Add to yours.
Universal coverage for health care is not the same thing as socialized medicine. Anyone who tells you the USA’s health care reform is socialized medicine is incorrect. Don’t let such misstatements trick you into voting badly next month.
The person who stole from me didn’t do it in a way you might expect. Money did not directly change hands. This theft was indirect.
A month ago, I was in the first few days of my first visit to the States since I moved to England in December 2006. It was a great trip!