19 posts published in March 2014

3 Metrics That Will Move the World

March 4, 2014

What are the metrics that will really matter. We spend so much time measuring what doesn't matter and not recognizing that what does matter is immeasurable.

Decision Making: On the Pursuit and Misuse of Useless Information

March 4, 2014

The key take-away is that all of us, when making a decision, need to carefully think through what we absolutely need to know in order to make a good decision, rather than delaying decision making and leaning on the crutch of more time to gather non-essential data that may contribute to a poorer decision.

Camping, Glamping or What???

March 5, 2014

Though perhaps not the first to pluck the whole unnecessary tent-pitching business out of camping, Seoul-based studio ArchiWorkshophas certainly taken the semi-ridiculous art of glamping—that's glamour camping, naturally—to the next level with this so-called Glamping for Glampers line of luxe, high-tech tents. Clustered in a quiet valley in Yang-Pyeong, South Korea, the tents come in both a long, worm-like shape, as well as a circular variation that's designed to resemble a pebble, but looks...

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Are you an eater or a baker?

March 6, 2014

My best advice is from Guy Kawasaki who has offered this advice to everyone through speeches and it’s also in Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actionsbut I’ve had the opportunity to discuss with him personally so I have a deeper personal understanding.

Guy’s advice, “Become a baker, not an eater. For an “eater,” the world is a zero sum game. There is a limited pie with only so many pieces. A “baker,” however, looks at the world in terms of “Wow. I can bake more pies. I...

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Working In China...Not So Nuanced...

March 10, 2014

A fool learns from his own mistakes. The wise man learns from the mistakes of others. Here are 8 truths learned by others much smarter than me, so you don’t have to make the same mistakes.

1. Let Your Money Do The Talking...

A lot of people ask me: “How do you do business in China if you can’t speak their languages?” I tell them: “I do business in USD – everybody speaks that language.” Business is always conducted in the language of the person paying the bills. The intelligent seller will...

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