“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. You playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine as children do. It’s not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own lights shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others”.
Pressure and coercion don't work for long.
Successful leaders ignite and inspire, they don't pressure.
They were motivated. Now, they work when you’re around and doze when you’re not. What a difference three months makes.
Coercion, pressure, or rewards may work momentarily. Performance improves while you’re watching and slows when you’re away. Great for control freaks and power-trip-leaders! It makes them feel “important,” even if it’s frustrating.
You cheer for others. Who cheers for you?
Some can’t stand it if you’re “too” happy.
Most are ok if you’re a little bit happy or a little bit successful, … if you’re average.
It’s okay to long for more but whatever you do, don’t actually reach for it. And heaven forbid if it happens.
If you’re too happy, kill-joys give you a good dose of “reality.” Too much success and they’ll warn, "Watch out for arrogance."
Traditional wisdom says self-affirmation builds optimism and confidence. Dispel doubt, discouragement, and fear by repeating things like: “I’m awesome.” “I can do this.”
What if the Little Engine that Could - “I think I can, I think I can, I think I can” - was wrong?
Self-question rather than self-affirm:
Best selling author, Daniel Pink undermines traditional, “I think I can,” philosophy in his new book, “
A week ago, there were 2 people came into my finance class introducing themselves as book writer of “PENSIUN GAUL”. What makes me bought their book was about their presentation on restructuring your expense as soon as possible. They said that we need to look after the future of ourselves in age of 58 onwards. Healthcare insurance and cash are very important to have on those ages. Some people also need the money to keep their busy life by traveling, running their own business, or maybe raising their grandchildren.
Expense should be managed from the earliest stage of our life. Some people may have experience that increasing income may also increasing their expense. Their lifestyle may also get higher as their income increased. Once this lifestyle be entertained, we often forget about where the money goes at the end of the day. The worst case will also made our monthly salary to pay credit card bills. Does this happens to you?
The kinds of jobs that don’t require a college degree probably hasn’t changed much in the last 30 or more years. What has changed is the number of those jobs now filled by college graduates.
According to study released today, about 48% of employed U.S. college grads hold jobs that the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says require less than a 4-year degree.
The value of an advanced business degree is eroding -- at least as measured by the rate of pay increases for recipients, according to new research by the Financial Times. Bottom line is that graduates of the top US programs in the mid 1990s tripled their salaries in five years on average, but grads from the same schools saw half that increase in 2008 and 2009.
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 36,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 8 Film Festivals
I've spent the better part of the past 48 hours editing a chapter of my thesis called 'Always online: How social networks and mobile phones re-embodied and re-placed digital narratives'.
The crux of the piece is that over the course of the past ten years (what some might call the 'Web 2.0' era), and particular over the past five years since smartphone ownership rates skyrocketed and Internet-enabled mobile devices became the norm, the dichotomies of online/offline and virtual/real have become less meaningful, and certainly less useful, ways of describing the relationship that we, the users, have with the Internet.
If there were any doubts about Samsung maintaining its world's-top-phone-manufacturer status for the short to medium-term future, they should be dispelled as of now. The Korean company's results for the fourth quarter of 2012 show profits up a whopping 76 percent since Q4 2011, reaching 7.04 trillion won ($6.55 billion).
Much of that is down to Samsung's two Android flagships, the Galaxy S III and Note II.
Google is exploring the idea of making a smart watch according to a Business Insider source. The unnamed source suggests that Google(S GOOG) is researching how to market such a device and BI notes certain relevant patents Google has that would support such a product. Even with the report, which I'd consider a rumor at this point, now's the time for a Google smart watch for a number of reasons I can think of.
Accomplished leaders are like master craftsmen: their first principles are best practices, the felt wisdom of experience and reflection.
Take Benjamin Franklin. In his Autobiography, he describes 13 precepts for self-improvement he coined as a young man. They include Resolution (“Resolve to perform what you ought; perform without fail what you resolve”), Industry, (“Lose no time; be always employ’d in something useful; cut off all unnecessary actions”), and Order (“Let all your things have their places; let each part of your business have its time”).
When the penniless printer from Philadelphia became one of the leading men in America, his admirers understood the enormous benefit his example could provide. “[Y]ou yourself framed a plan by which you became considerable,” observed one, who implored Franklin to share it in hopes of “aiding all happiness, both public and domestic.”
Paul Wiseman and Bernard Condon, The Associated Press, Washington | World | Fri, January 25 2013, 12:22 PM
They seem right out of a Hollywood fantasy, and they are: Cars that drive themselves have appeared in movies like “I, Robot” and the television show “Knight Rider.”
Now, three years after Google invented one, automated cars could be on their way to a freeway near you. In the US, California and other states are rewriting the rules of the road to make way for driverless cars. Just one problem: What happens to the millions of people who make a living driving cars and trucks —jobs that always have seemed sheltered from the onslaught of technology?
“All those jobs are going to disappear in the next 25 years,” predicts Moshe Vardi, a computer scientist at Rice University in Houston. “Driving by people will look quaint; it will look like a horse and buggy.”
If automation can unseat bus drivers, urban deliverymen, long-haul truckers, even cabbies, is any job safe?
Vardi poses an equally scary question: “Are we prepared for an economy in which 50 percent of people aren’t working?”
Not a lot of startups tackle the field of geothermal power, which entails tapping into hot rocks deep in the Earth to produce energy and electricity. That's because it can be an expensive proposition, and can require extensive permits and environmental reports. But a rare startup called AltaRock Energy has recently delivered a promising breakthrough that it says can lead to the commercialization of its next-generation geothermal technology.
Starbucks Corp. (NASDAQ: SBUX) reported fiscal 2013 first quarter results after markets closed today. For the quarter, the coffee roaster and restaurant company posted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.57 on revenues of $3.8 billion. In the same period a year ago, the company reported EPS of $0.50 on revenues of $3.44 billion. First-quarter results compare to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimates for EPS of $0.57 EPS and $3.84 billion in revenues.
Twitter has been on a roll with new product and feature announcements lately: first came the new version of embedded tweets, which brings any extra content such as photos or video into the embedded message, and now the company has launched a new app for creating and sharing short video clips called Vine, not to mention the recent launch of Instagram-style photo filters and editing.
1) How do you motivate people?
What’s the biggest motivator? Progress.
Via The Progress Principle: Using Small Wins to Ignite Joy, Engagement, and Creativity at Work:
…of all the positive events that influence inner work life, the single most powerful is progress in meaningful work; of all the negative events, the single most powerful is the opposite of progress—setbacks in the work. We consider this to be a fundamental management principle: facilitating progress is the most effective way for managers to influence inner work life.
This post is a refreshed version of one I wrote in 2010. While I'm not among those who believe rules are made to be broken, I do think some of us have a nasty habit of clinging to them long after they have passed their "sell by" date. So here is my perspective on rules, along with a couple of things to think about before deciding to break them.
Tidak sedikit dari Anda yang memandang rokok sebagai bagian dari gaya hidup. Dan walaupun mayoritas perokok telah mengetahui dampak negatif tembakau bagi kehidupan mereka, hal ini sepertinya belum cukup bila dibandingkan dengan apa yang bisa mereka peroleh dari merokok. Sebagian pria beranggapan bahwa menghisap rokok dapat membuat mereka lebih percaya diri dan terlihat maskulin. Tetapi masihkah Anda berpikiran demikian, setelah mengetahui keuntungan apa sajayang bisa Anda peroleh dengan mengorbankan rokok?
Salah satu aspek penting dalam berinvestasi, yang membedakan portfolio investor satu dengan yang lainnya, adalah penentuan jangka waktu investasi. Aspek ini begitu penting sehingga sering kali didiskusikan dari waktu ke waktu. Menariknya, pada kenyataannya definisi tentang batas waktu (time-frame) antara satu pelaku investasi dengan investor yang lainnya bisa berbeda-beda. Misalnya tentang istilah jangka pendek. Ada yang bilang itu di kisaran menit sampai satu atau dua hari, tetapi di kutub lainnya ada yang sebutkan itu adalah untuk waktu sampai dengan satu tahun. Bagaimanapun, ini adalah komponen penting dalam berinvestasi. Karenanya, mari kita dalami.
Istilah dari jangka waktu investasi atau sering disebut dengan â€œTime Horizonâ€ pada prinsipnya merupakan periode waktu dari sejak investasi dipilih dan diambil sampai saat asset tersebut dicairkan (likuidasi). Range-nya untuk jangka waktu ini bisa begitu panjang. Dari sekian menit sampai investasi yang ditahan berpuluh tahun lamanya. Sebenarnya tidak ada jangka waktu yang benar â€œpasâ€, itu akan tergantung sekali kepada jenis asset investasi, preferensi risiko, tujuan utama investasi sampai kepada gaya atau perilaku investasi si pelaku investasi itu sendiri.