Six Senses

December 8, 2008

In a recent post regarding Daniel Pink’s new book A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the FutureI committed to reading the book.  I lied. Sort of.  I downloaded the audiobook  

I’ve been enjoying everything about this book. Daniel Pinkis certainly capturing the essence of something that I feel is changing the world we live in.  Not only are some of his ideas fresh and new, but he’s presented them in a manner that will silence critics.  I’m encouraged that a movement toward giving right brained thinkers more respect and accolades indicates that our culture is growing as a collective. 

Here are the list of 6 senses that describes as being key differentiators for our future leaders.  I’ve already touched on these in past posts, but after hearing the audiobook, I feel they’re worth reiterating;

1. Design – A Movement beyond function

2. Story –Those that will succeed need to not only present an argument, but they must add persuasive narrative

3. Symphony – I love the sound of this one – Putting all of these pieces together and seeing the big picture

4. Empathy – Extending beyond just logic

5. Play Pink regards play with as much esteem as other traits – indicating that games and humor must play a role in our lives.

6. Meaning – Pink references research of college students who instead of articulating an interest to make boat loads of money when asked what they want to do – they speak of making a difference – having purpose – and contributing to the greater good. 

I’m sure I’ll provide more from Pink’s book
I’m fascinated, and encouraged at the same time. 

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October 29, 2008

Generation WE: The Movement Begins… from Generation We on Vimeo.


RIP Good Times

October 25, 2008
Sequoia Capital on startups and the economic downturn 

From: eldon, 2 weeks ago

 

Sequoia Capital recently made a presentation to its portfolio companies about how to try to survive an economic downturn. Here’s the presentation

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Free Credit Reports

September 25, 2008

After having worked at performance based ad networks for the past 3 years, you learn a lot about what offers work, and which don’t. After our difficult economic downturn recently, people are panicking about their credit reports. These offers – or ones that seem to offer a “free credit report” don’t really offer the credit report for free. Mostly they are placed on sites that incent the user to sign up in order to get something else in return (points for example – to purchase another product). In affiliate marketing, these offers perform exceptionally well. Don’t be fooled.

I’m writing this post as a sort of warning to read the fine print. When you’re looking to get a free credit report, certain companies don’t offer the service for free at all. Annual Credit Reports are used as the lead in for a continuity program that could charge as much as $20/month if you’re not careful. You may want to take a look at a few of the most reputable services first.

Here’s a short list:

Experian
Equifax
Transunion

Good luck, and keep your eyes peeled for the fine print. These companies aren’t doing anything illegal – this is just a heads up that you’re going to get “pinged” $20 a month for the service.