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31.10.2016 Extreme Behavior | Leadership

22 Times The Experts Were Wrong And What You Can Learn About That.

In 1828, Dr. Dionysys Larder, a science writer and academic made the case that “rail travel at high speed is not possible because passengers would be unable to breathe.” Today, the Shanghai Maglev Train reaches 268 mph during its daily service. In 1876, senior executives at Western Union made the decision that “This telephone has Read More 

30.10.2014 Business

Why Crazy Ideas Work And Good Ones Don’t.

Want to know a dirty, little secret about business strategy?  Any strategy you execute will work. Anything. Let’s be honest — today’s business landscape is full of gurus, experts, and consultants telling you that if you follow their magical seven step program that you’ll end up achieving wild-eyed, incredibly amazing success. It’s an “I’m right and Read More 

11.11.2013 Attitude | Edgy Conversations | Extreme Behavior | Leadership

Sometimes The Experts Are Idiots. So Just Go Be Awesome.

In 1828, Dr. Dionysys Larder, a science writer and academic made the case that “rail travel at high speed is not possible because passengers would be unable to breathe.” Today, the Shanghai Maglev Train reaches 268 mph during its daily service. In 1895, Lord Kelvin, president of the Royal Society of Science, expertly argued that “heavier-than-air flying Read More 

7.10.2013 Attitude | Business | Extreme Behavior | Leadership

The Awesome Insanity Behind Trying Something Amazing.

Albert Einstein is famously credited with the observation that “Insanity is trying to do the exact same thing time after time after time and expecting different results”. And while that quote makes for glib life strategy, it flies in the face of everything that we’ve learned about breakthrough. Doing the same thing time after time Read More 

30.9.2013 Attitude | Extreme Behavior | Fear | Pain

How To Stand Up When Life Pushes You Down.

The pursuit of success either toughens you up or beats you down. Sometimes both at the same time. Usually the path around obstacles has little to do with how smart you are or who you know. Finding your way past insurmountable odds is less about what you’ve learned in a business course or the tactics Read More 

15.5.2013 Attitude | Business | Leadership

Why Giving People What They Want Is A Bad Business Strategy.

Sometimes everybody around you is wrong.  Frightfully, horrifically mistaken.  That’s important to remember. One of the things business experts tell you when you are considering changes to your sales strategy is the idea that you need to “listen to your marketplace”. That you need to take your idea and run it by the people around you to get Read More