Thursday, 19 March 2015

SXSW Takeaways

Martine Rothblatt on Transhumanism and Cyber Consciousness

Cindy Gallop on Porn and Sextech

Mike Moyer on Slicing the Pie for Startups 

Astro Teller on Moonshot Thinking

and finally Foodtrucks 

Sunday, 15 February 2015

21 quotes to help you transcend

1.  “Make today worth remembering.” – Zig Ziglar

2.  “Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” – Steve Jobs

3.  “Someday is now.” – Gaddy Bergmann

4.  “Life’s greatest tragedy is not that it will someday end, but that most only live to follow directions and sometimes we end up totally lost.” – Alex Gaskarth

5.  “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.” – Mark Twain

6.  “There are only 7 days in the week & “someday” is not one of them.” –Rita Chand

7.  “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” – Steve Jobs

8.  “Live everyday as if it were your last because someday you’re going to be right.” – Muhammad Ali

9.  “Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.” – Thomas Jefferson

10. “Life’s short. Live passionately.” – Marc A. Pitman

11. “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. ” – Walt Disney

12. “I said “Somebody should do something about that.” Then I realized I am somebody.” – Lily Tomlin

13. “Either you run the day or the day runs you..” – Jim Rohn

14. “Leave your excuses and live your dreams!” – Paul F. Davis

15. “We all die. The goal isn’t to live forever; the goal is to create something that does.” – Chuck Palahnik

16. “Live with Fulfillment, Serve with Passion so in this Lifetime you will have the ability to Die with NO Regrets.” – Randy Gonzales

17. “Only he who attempts the absurd is capable of achieving the impossible.” – Miguel de Unamuno

18. “The here and now is all we have, and if we play it right it’s all we’ll need.” – Ann Richards

19. “I’m always scared to death that I won’t do a role justice. But fear can be a great motivator.” – Hilary Swank

20. “Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.” – Wayne Dyer

21. “I want to put a ding in the universe.” – Steve Jobs

Thursday, 12 February 2015

The Dangerous Law of Crappy People

A Must Read for anyone trying to start or grow a  business

Ben Horowitz, the author of Hard Things About Hard Things explains the phenomenon that he calls The Law of Crappy People

 The Law of Crappy People states:

"For any title level in a large organization, the talent on that level will eventually converge to the crappiest person with the title."

The rationale behind the law is that the other employees in the company with lower titles will naturally benchmark themselves against the crappiest person at the next level. For example, if Jasper is the worst Vice President in the company, then all of the Directors will benchmark themselves against Jasper and demand promotions as soon as they reach Jasper’s low level of competency.

After reading the the book I did an competency audit in my small business and found evidence of this law in action and damaging my business, If you are running a business I bet you will you too..


Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Abundance Mindset

I was so excited to attend the Abundance 360 Summit in LA but my daughter was taken ill and I had to cancel last minute....but to my surprise Peter and his team organised for me to attend via Beam.

It was an awesome experience to work on my MTP and Moonshot....I cannot wait to be back in 2016!

In Los Angeles from London via Beam Pro