This list of personal values are so flipping important for success

Customers have changed, it’s not just technology  current global turmoil, there has been a values shift in societies attitudes towards globalisation, business, finance and consumerism. Our research undertaken in TomorrowToday’s laboratory is revealing that values-focused businesses are the way of the future. If you want your business and brand to be part of a new […]

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What a two year long study by Google of their top 180 most remarkable teams revealed. It’s not what they expected.

Like most leaders, Google Execs had believed that the best teams were those that had the best people “” the right people, on the right bus “” You want to employ the best engineer, the best manager and the best scientist and give them the best resource. Right? This is logical, there you have it, […]

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Bill Gates says the world is getting better not worse. Should you believe him?

“I woke up this morning,”  writes Bill Gate  “and, like most days, I read the news. It’s grim. Hurricanes in the Americas have killed dozens of people and displaced far more. Mexico is recovering from its most powerful earthquake in a century. North Korea is threatening its neighbors. The civil war in Syria seems to […]

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How to benefit from 7 remarkable steps that resulted in 7 remarkable achievements

After months of intense mathematical exercises, Albert Einstein decided to give himself a break from the work one night and let his imagination wander about the concepts of space and time, say Guenther Knoblich and Michael Oellinger inThe Eureka Momentwritten for Scientific America. In the article, they describe how Albert Einstein finally hit on the […]

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Why competitive advantage has shifted and the three driving forces changing everything

Three shifts are re-orchestrating many of the important components of competitive advantage, they require every leader’s attention SHIFT 1: THE POWER of SOCIAL “Through this new technology, people are now empowered to express their grievances and to follow people they see as echoing their grievances,” says  The New York Times. And, “if it wasn’t for […]

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Are you ready to catch the next innovation wave?

Innovation can be viewed as a process involving a series of discrete break-through inventions followed by incremental improvements which eventually leverage the full potential of the initial invention. It goes like this: Entrepreneurial start-ups experiment with  their  energy, time and capital, they take risks until they’ve cracked the profit code. Once the entrepreneur has done […]

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7 steps to doing remarkable things and creating a freaking awesome future

This century should be rather remarkable but it will not just happen, you have to create it. Ancient Greeks had two concepts of time, chronos and kairos. The former referring to the sequential progress of time; and, the latter, opportune moments – pockets of exceptional time, rare instants, seasons when people tuned towards change seize […]

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3 Steps for creating sustainable competitive advantage

If your organisation suddenly disappeared would it leave a hole no one could fill or would customers respond saying: “nah what hole?” Being efficient and effective no longer guarantees competitiveness, rather delivering meaningfulness does. Here are three steps that you can follow for  delivering meaningfulness: Step One: Ask yourself, within my world of influence, what […]

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Trump and BREXIT did the impossible. Now it’s your turn to shock your Mum

At just past midnight (GMT), on the 20th July, Donald Trump clinched the Republican nomination for US president. When Donald Trump announced his intention to run for president, many people dismissed his candidacy as a joke.  Seems that Trump is having the last laugh now.  Over the past year, the property developer from New York […]

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Migrants, economic meltdown or boon?

Demographics is the quantifiable study of populations based on factors such as age, race, sex, economic status, level of education, income level and employment, among others. It is typically one of the slower moving forces of change but as we look to the near future, demographics will become a most potent force of disruption. Demographic […]

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Your Destination Defines Your Destiny and how you live life. So why don’t you have one dipstick?

Ernest Shackleton’s Trans-Antarctica expedition of 1914 – 1917 is one of the most incredible adventure stories of all time. When the great explorer advertised for men to join his expedition this is the advert he posted: Men wanted for hazardous journey. Low wages, bitter cold, long hours of complete darkness. Safe return doubtful. Honour and […]

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“CREATIVITY” A Framework for thinking like and being an innovator

Innovation doesn’t just happen. There is no secret sauce or ingredient. However, I’ve identified ten things that powerfully shape innovation and make it happen. Conveniently and for ease of use and memory these ten things become an acronym called CREATIVITY. Hope this helps you as you explore dream and discover remarkable innovations: C = Having […]

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The Rise of the Quester Intrapreneur

Quester  intrapreneur, n. 1 A person  who works inside major corporations or organizations to develop and promote practical solutions to social, ethical, operational  or environmental challenges where progress is currently stalled by market and business failures. 2 A person  who applies the principles of social entrepreneurship inside a major organization. 3 Someone who strives to […]

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The quest for wonky veg

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstal is a celebrity chef on a quest to reduce food waste and has embarked on an audacious journey to cajole grocery retailers into buying and selling what he calls “wonky vegetables.” Here is why Hugh has embarked on his quest. Roughly one third of the food produced in the world for human consumption […]

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New Business Book – Quest – Competitive Advantage and the Art of Leadership in the 21st Century, written by Dean van Leeuwen

What if we could empower people everywhere to have the courage and conviction to do their small bit or big bit to change the world? What if through the power of quest we created a culture where people believed they could make a difference? We would craft more wholesome and inspiring jobs, truly ethical businesses, […]

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Quests have advanced societies since the dawning of civilisation, here’s how you can benefit today.

ESPN Coach of the Century Vince Lombardi said: “I firmly believe that any man’s finest hour ““ his greatest fulfilment to all he holds dear ““ is that moment when he has to work his heart out in a good cause and he’s exhausted on the field of battle ““ victorious.” Here, Lombardi captures the […]

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Here is why, Apple is losing its sparkle and what it can do to regain some shimmer

Apple, the iconic tech giant has been the world’s most valuable listed company for nearly 5 years, largely thanks to the sale of over 700m iPhones. Just today (27.01.16) Apple announced the biggest quarterly  year-on-year results by a public company in history. Apple announced: “Record quarterly revenue of $74.6 billion and record quarterly net profit […]

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Quest to go to the moon

Fifty-Three years ago today on September 12, 1962, President Kennedy delivered his speech “We choose to go to the moon”  before a crowd of 35,000 people in the Rice University football stadium, Houston, Texas. In this speech JFK introduced the audience to one of humankind’s greatest ever quests. It was a quest that changed the […]

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Build stronger relationships using these powerful three rules

Michael Argyll  was one of the best-known  English Social Psychologists  of the twentieth century. The eminent professor of psychology at Oxford University authored or co-authored over 44 books. As an academic he is best known for his studies on happiness and communication cycles. One of his extensive studies explored friendships and what “˜rules’ contributes to […]

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