Motivation Part 2

Eco movie from Sherpas Cinema

Good report from Hootsuite (attached)

Hootsuite offers brand management social media tools. “Social Selling” is the buzzword for FY2015. It needs to be formalized within businesses in order to show value. Adoption is growing.

Social Media Education- The New Edge for Success


Do blogs reveal someone’s Myers-Briggs personality type?

Yes, blogs and sample writing provide enough evidence according to this tool created by Swedish entrepreneur Mattias Ostmar.

This is useful from a business standpoint if you have to understand different work styles. It seems accurate based on a quick test of family and friends.



The Book of 5 Rings…

Quotes from Japan’s most influential Samurai translated into English:

1. “There is nothing outside of yourself that can ever enable you to get better, richer, stronger, or smarter. Everything is within. Everything exists. Seek nothing outside of yourself.”

2. “In battle, if you make your opponent flinch, you have already won.”

3. “Do not regret what you have done.”

4. “All people are the same except for their belief in their own selves, regardless of what others may think of them.”

5. “Do nothing which is of no use.”


Saving the Sun

Good book. I had a front row seat in Japan while working for Shinsei Bank. Gillian Tett provides an accurate summary here. She is the US managing editor of the Financial Times. Maybe I’ll write a book, too.



Worse than smoking? Sitting

Good talk by entrepreneur Nilofer Merchant. Walk and talk.