The Power of Visualization

When I was growing up I wanted to play golf just like my dad. My childhood hero was Severiano Ballesteros. I loved Seve’s charisma and the fact that whatever trouble he got himself into, he always got out of it with the most amazing and magical recovery shots. He was like half-golfer, half-adventurer, going places on a golf course that no-one has ever gone before. To me, Seve was pure natural talent (or was he?), not a manufactured product like Tiger Woods or many other modern golfers who have been taught from a very early age. Seve learned to hit … Read The Full Article …

Marketing Tips: 12 Kick-Ass Marketing Lessons From Al’s Tea Shoppe

2012 was a pretty huge year here in the UK – with the Queen’s Jubilee, the Olympics and the Euro football (soccer) tournament… But none of this could hold a candle, or an Olympic Torch even to the awesomeness that is the annual Celebrating Cromford village festival. “What on Gods green Earth does that have to do with Marketing?” I hear you ask. Well, read on and you will find out via my 12 Kick-Ass Marketing Lessons From Al’s Tea Shoppe… Just in case you’ve been living under a rock and have not heard of this huge festival – probably … Read The Full Article …

Crowdsourcing III: One More To Tell You About, Recap & Results of The Playlist Experiment

What do the Oxford English Dictionary, Google and the Eiffel Tower have in common? Bravo. You guessed it. They were all built using crowdsourcing. You got that because you read my first 2 articles on crowdsourcing, right? Well just in case you didn’t then read below for a quick recap. Couldn’t care less either way? Then what are you doing here? Did you do a search on the Eiffel Tower? OK I lied about the Eiffel Tower, but the other two are bang on.

Crowdsourcing II: 10 Interesting and Varied Crowdsourcing Examples

Are you ready to learn some more interesting crowdsourcing examples? A few weeks ago, when we started exploring crowdsourcing together, I promised at the end of that article that I’d continue on the subject giving you some more examples (mainly to save from writing war and peace on the subject in one mammoth article). So here it is – and I’m going to do that via some simple research. p.s. if you want to learn more about what crowdsourcing is and have a bit of background to this article, go and read the previous article on this subject first: Crowdsourcing: … Read The Full Article …

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 …

Automation II (aka Efficiency Hack #14: How to Supercharge your Efficiency with If This Then That)

This Efficiency Hack is going to be a little longer than normal because I want to tell you a story… If you want to skip to the usual brief overview without my little story then click here: How To Automate Your Internet Based Tasks Before Picture: Anti-Automation OK, so I’m exaggerating a little to call it anti-automation, but here is my true story of someone (well, many people actually) doing things manually to a ridiculous extent and me automating all of that…