Crowdsourcing: What It Is, How It Works, Why You Should Care & How To Do It!

Crowdsourcing is here to stay. It’s a subject I find fascinating because it combines three of my favorite things: efficiency, simplicity and community. And I’d like to demonstrate to you what it is, how it works and why you should care. So we have a lot to cover here. This is probably going to be a pretty long post but bear with me because it will be worth it. Let’s start at the beginning… What Is Crowdsourcing? Well here is the wikipedia definition: Crowdsourcing is a process that involves outsourcing tasks to a distributed group of people. This process can … Read The Full Article …

Questions (aka The Dangers of Self-Help & Positivity)

Do you believe in positivity? What about cynicism, do you believe in that? No, I’m not asking you to be cynical – well, not entirely 😉 (though I have to admit I have been called cynical plenty of times) – it’s a question of how much positivity vs. how much cynicism – or simply put, questions. I cringe when someone tells me I run a self-help site. I do help people. That’s kind of what consultants are meant to do (i.e. the actual consulting bit is meant to be of use). I also believe that we are more empowered than … Read The Full Article …

The Art Of Nudging: How To Gently Influence Decisions

What do Barack Obama, David Cameron and Angela Merckel have in common? They all believe in ‘Nudging’. They all have ‘Nudge Units’ working for their governments and advising them on how to influence public choices simply by presenting these choices differently. It’s called Choice Architecture. Here’s the example that’s very often given when explaining Nudging because it’s simple yet very effective: changing organ donation from an opt-in to an opt-out option. Rather than having to say you want to donate your organs (which few people do), your organs will be automatically donated unless you say otherwise. Since most people don’t … Read The Full Article …

Ape Not Kill Ape (aka There’s Nothing Wiser Than Nature)

After years of being mis-treated, experimented on and lied to by Humans – via a freak accident causing a global virus – Apes end up being the dominant race on the planet. Unlike humans, Apes survive and thrive based on one simple principle: “Ape Not Kill Ape.” They can fight, hurt each other, even beat each other to near-death, but they can not kill each other. Such a simple premise, but like all great models, ideas or principles, it IS simple. We are stronger when we are together. We are stronger when we help each other. Apes, like humans, are … Read The Full Article …

Turn Your Body Language Into An Asset

Body language reflects how you feel. Interestingly, it works both ways. Change your body language and you’ll change how you feel. Look And Feel Confident Our body language doesn’t just tell others how we feel, it communicates it to our own mind. So… if you want to feel confident, you need to look confident. Of course, I hear you say, it’s not that simple. But, you’d be surprised to know that hodling yourself like a confident person for just 2 minutes will increase your testoterone levels (increasing your confidence) and decrease cortisol (associated with stress). Fine, but what do confident … Read The Full Article …

Why Google Got It Wrong Or The Importance Of Being Trustworthy

Why building trustworthiness is one of the best investments you could make – as a business and as an individual. And what it takes. Do you know that ‘Don’t Be Evil’ was Google’s unofficial motto from 2004 to 2009? Google, the company whose objective is to improve the lives of many. “…a company that does good things for the world even if we forgo some short term gains.” (An owner’s manual for Google’s shareholders). Google, the company which has also been accused of tax evasion, manipulating search results… and whose Chairman Eric Schmidt simply stated when questioned about Google tax arrangements: … Read The Full Article …