37 posts from year 2015

Sharing the Responsibility of Not Setting Prices

Recently, there was an interesting experiment conducted in not setting prices and charitable giving, by UC San Diego Rady School of Management and Disney Research. Conducting their experiment at a popular roller coaster, using post-roller coaster action photos as the item to be valued, they found not setting prices to be a viable pricing strategy and social responsibility strategy for companies--when the customer’s willingness to give is stimulated. While the study focuses on stimul...

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There’s a Time and a Place for Everything

There is a time and a place for everything, and this includes how you present yourself. For knowing how to behave properly in a variety of situations and doing so, rather than limiting you, gives you a choice in the presentation you create. When you know your audience and manage your behaviours with them, you're able to choose how best to get your message across in order for it to have the greatest impact. Knowing how to best present yourself connects you with your right people. For ...

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Trapped In Luxury

Luxury can be a trap. It can be so comfortable to live in—that it can be so very hard to leave... Hard to stretch yourself beyond the sumptuous and secure life you've come to know. Most of the world isn't as comfortable as you are, and living with this truth can make it hard to leave your protective and pleasant container. Luxury is a trap—if you let it be. For when you have the ability to live self-indulgently, you also have the ability to not challenge yourself with the realities ...

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Why I Do What I Do

Sometimes, I wonder why I do what I do. Why do I love what I love? Why do I choose to spend my time in the way that I do? Most of the time, I'm not asking myself these questions. Most of the time, I'm just doing my thing. But sometimes, I wonder why I do what I do, and sometimes, I get an unexpected answers to that question. Yesterday was one of those days. I found a note I had written 2009'ish — it was about the point of this blog, and why I spend my time and energy authoring ...

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Focused Leadership

Despite what my rebellious ego sometimes wants me to believe, having people to support us in meeting our goals is necessary, and even wonderful. Sometimes though, when we lack focus, receiving the help we need and leading others can become more work that it hopes to accomplish. Your unwavering vision is necessary and needed to guide and steer the people who want to help you. When you are the Captain of the ship, you know the course you want to take and you know all the information that ...

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