When it comes to strategy. Often the most important thing we can do is say No more often. This leads to better Yes decisions. This apple video from WWDC 2013 is a great reminder.
Something is trying to be born in the world - a new way of creating wealth and value that does not create inequality and environmental damage. It is not limited to one sector, there is a long, long way to go and we haven’t yet worked out a shared narrative. There is so much to be pessimistic about in the world but to opt to be socially enterprising means to choose to believe it can be different and to commit oneself to the long haul.
~ Liam Black, director, Wavelength
Only 30% of amercian employees are actively engaged, compared with 63% of engaged employees at companies that focus on it. Gallup has 4 areas to focus on.
The Kiwi Voting Method
Image: Francis Ritchie. How Kiwis should be allowed to vote.
Was thinking today about how weird the referendum is. Yes or No are the only options. Frank suggests it should be Yeah / Na. I would add an extra one. Whatever. The only people who will respond to the referendum are those galvanised one way or the other. Makes to a waste of money. Maybe everyone who doesn’t return it should be counted as a ‘whatever’.
With mouths to feed and parents to care for, Craig Dearden-Phillips, explains why the sandwich generation find it difficult to be social entrepreneurs
Interesting article out of the UK about whether a person who runs a business for profit is a social entrepreneur. Naturally I agree that you can run a ‘for profit’ business and undertake social good. I also acknowledge I have a lot to learn and think through in this space as Agoge continues to grow.
From time to time I frequent cafes (OK a lot) and I often overhear parts of peoples conversations (as one does).
Overseas I hear a lot of conversation about start-ups, real businesses, selling real services and products.
This last week as I have been back in NZ, I hear of people trying to bill themselves as the next big thought leader, or conference speaker and build their own brand, not a business.
The difference is really noticeable.
I’m not sure this is a good thing for NZ.
Q:Hi, Mr. Nicol. my name is Gisele Thoresen. Hope you are fine. I would like to know what I can do to make part of your team. I am looking for a job and your company looks a really nice place to work in. Thank you for your attention. God bless.
Hi Gisele. Thanks for your message. Firstly I assume you live in NZ. If that is the case have a look at http://www.agoge.co.nz/jobs-at-agoge. If you are still interested email me via our website, it will go to my PA at the moment as I am away. Thanks Andrew
Some words are beautiful
Some words are dangerous
Some words are best left unsaid
Some words cross imagined boundaries
Some words expose deep genuine emotion
Some words become easier the more they’re said
Some words impact the speaker more than the hearer
And some words, once are spoken from your heart…
…they can never be put back.