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06

Jun

Be Yourself?

13

May

blackswanyoga:

5 communication tips to get what you want and change the world

blackswanyoga:

5 communication tips to get what you want and change the world

10

May

Tips on innovation

howtobemorecreative:

“Business leaders” taking a leaf from “the way that designers solve probelms”

Question. Don’t just ask the obvious questions. Look deeper and don’t be afraid to rethink basic fundamentals about your business and products.
Care. Caring doesn’t just mean giving great customer service. Get to know your customers as intimately as possible. Immerse yourself in the lives of the people you are trying to serve.
Connect. Find ways to bring together concepts, people, and products. Many great breakthroughs are “mash-ups” of existing ideas.
Commit. Give form to your idea as quickly as possible: create a prototype and begin testing it right away. This is the only way to know if you’ve touched on something truly promising.

A couple more tidbits in this article listed below. What’s nice about these it that they are ripped from their linked sources, so if you find them particularly interesting, go nuts and read more.

Three ways to help your company snap out of it

Forget breakthroughs, take innovation baby steps

Convince others to embrace risk

Use constraint to instigate innovation


From the Harvard Business Review

09

May

revoltfactory:

C&A displays Facebook fashion Likes
Facebook likes displayed in realtime on hangers in a C&A storie in Sao Paolo
(via Adverblog)

revoltfactory:

C&A displays Facebook fashion Likes

Facebook likes displayed in realtime on hangers in a C&A storie in Sao Paolo

(via Adverblog)

07

Apr

higregjohnson:

GREG JOHNSON

higregjohnson:

GREG JOHNSON

26

Mar

I brought my two clients in from Greece to the class as well as my course assistant and all of them including me were BLOWN AWAY! We all had an amazing time! What a program! Tommy was extraordinary! A great program!

Client Testimonial

~Kim Ann Curtain, The Wall Street Coach

www.TheWallStreetCoach.com 

19

Mar

Special Guest Post: “Improvisation is Not a Skill,” by Michael E. Gerber

No, you don’t learn how to do it, you allow it to be done.  Improvisation is a movement within.  It comes all by itself, like laughter does.  It is what happens when the energy in you is so contracted it has no place else to go but out, or when it is so expanded within you that there is nothing to do but express it.  Improvisation is an expression of being, of inspiration so unexpected that there was no way to have prepared for it. 

I listened to Stan Getz, and I knew he wasn’t there when I heard him.  Somebody else was.  I listened to Mort Saul, and I knew he was winging it.  I listened to my saxophone teacher and I knew he had never improvised anything in his life.  He had a skill, bigger and grander than any I had ever heard before that, when I first heard him, at 12 years old.  But, then I heard Charlie Parker, and I knew that improvisation was at the core of the man, that he knew no other way of being than that.  It was boiling there inside of the man, bubbling, a gestalt of frantic joy, a concentration of kinesthetic rage. 

Yes, improvisation is the radical expression of a radical impression, which arrives like an unexpectation, an unrealization, an unfabrication.   It just is.  And, that’s that.  It’s the answer to the bewildering question, where did THAT come from?   It’s a marvel, like the comic book by the very same guy who drew all those heroes. Which all were, at the very outset of their being, an elaborate improvisation, bigger, better, best.   As has this been.  As am I.  As are you.  With love thrown in.  

~Michael E. Gerber

Get your signed, limited-edition 25th Anniversary copy of The E-Myth: https://itdr.infusionsoft.com/go/25AnnivBook/a320/

Michael E. Gerber is a true legend in entrepreneurship, helping transform 70,000+ businesses in 145 countries over the past 25 years.

Michael’s New York Times Best Selling Book, The E-Myth Revisited, has sold over 5,000,000 copies in 29 languages, and E-Myth methodolgy is taught in 118 universities worldwide.

Inc. Magazine has called Michael E. Gerber the “World’s #1 Small Business Guru.”

In his spare time, Michael loves to read about religion, philosophy and poetry. He and his wife, Luz Delia, live in San Marcos, CA.

16

Mar

Office Pets…Excellent for Employee Morale!
thepit-nyc:

This. Today in The PIT office. 

Office Pets…Excellent for Employee Morale!

thepit-nyc:

This. Today in The PIT office. 

09

Mar

Connect and Express Yourself!
fastcompany:

Path’s Business Model: Selling The Means Of Self-Expression

“We see our business being in goods related to self-expression,” Morin said.  
As Path launches its new API, CEO and cofounder Dave Morin explains why the company is eschewing advertising in favor of virtual goods.

Connect and Express Yourself!

fastcompany:

Path’s Business Model: Selling The Means Of Self-Expression

“We see our business being in goods related to self-expression,” Morin said.  

As Path launches its new API, CEO and cofounder Dave Morin explains why the company is eschewing advertising in favor of virtual goods.

05

Mar

Gaming devices move into education and business - The Denver Post

22

Feb

Mar.13-Apr.3 Improv Your Public Speaking

Teacher-Taren SterryIn this fun and supportive class, students will learn how to improve their public speaking skills and gain confidence by applying improv techniques in public speaking situations. In a safe yet challenging environment, students will be led through group games and individual exercises that will help them be more comfortable in front of a crowd and give them the skills to relax in the midst of “performing.” Focus will be on breath, diction, movement, relaxation and confidence while remaining present. Want to be more savvy when going through a Power Point Presentation for the Board? Want to learn to project your voice to a crowd of 250? This class will address each student’s specific needs and give them the opportunity to work on current projects.

14

Feb

FLASHBACK-Summer 2011
Baruch College Leadership Academy and The Peoples Improv Theater
In the Summer of 2011, the students of the Baruch Leadership Academy participated in improv training as part of their course, and their final project was performed at The PIT!

FLASHBACK-Summer 2011

Baruch College Leadership Academy and The Peoples Improv Theater

In the Summer of 2011, the students of the Baruch Leadership Academy participated in improv training as part of their course, and their final project was performed at The PIT!