A useful definition of art

Seth Godin Blog

Art is a human activity. It is the creation of something new, something that might not work, something that causes a viewer to be influenced. Art uses context and culture to send a message. Instead of only a contribution of beauty or craft, art adds intent. The artist works to create something generous, something that will change us. Art isn’t painting or canvas or prettiness. Art is work that matters. It’s entirely possible that you’re an artist. Everyone can be, if we choose

A practical definition of reputation

Seth Godin Blog

Reputation is what people expect us to do next. It''s their expectation of the quality and character of the next thing we produce or say or do. We control our actions (even when it feels like we don''t) and our actions over time (especially when we think no one is looking) earn our reputation


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A Definitive Guide to the Brexit Negotiations

Harvard Business

This is in part because there are limitations to doing a truly comprehensive or definitive analysis in a situation where all of the facts are not in the public domain.

New GDP Definitions: Solid, Liquid, Gas


The Advance GDP reading (first estimate) of third quarter GDP comes out tomorrow. Here’s a recap of six GDP estimates plus a bonus opinion as to what constitutes “solid” GDP growth. more…). Economics


The Definitive Guide to Becoming a High-Growth Company

Why do some companies grow at a double-digit pace every year, while others experience nominal (or even flat) growth year over year? Discover the common attributes that your High-Growth Clients have in common as they outperform their competition in top-line growth!

Research: When Boards Broaden Their Definition of Diversity, Women and People of Color Lose Out

Harvard Business

In many corners, the traditional definition, focused on demographic diversity, has been eclipsed by a new concept centered on experiential or cognitive differences. FotografiaBasica/Getty Images. Over the last several years, competing notions of “diversity” have emerged.

Another Definition of Deflation: Antal Fekete Defines Deflation as a "Pathological Slowing in the Velocity of Money"


The simple definition V = GDP/M where V is velocity, M is money supply, and GDP is Gross Domestic Product. I prefer the definition of deflation as a pathological slowing in the velocity of money. However, I disagree with his definition of deflation based on velocity.

Kurdistan Leader Calls for "Self-Determination"; Kurds Sell Oil to Israel; Kerry's New Definition of "Intervention"


Something Short of Intervention Please note the new definition of intervention requires sending combat troops. Iraqi Kurdistan leader Massoud Barzani says '' the time is here '' for self-determination. Iraqi Kurdish President Massoud Barzani gave his strongest-ever indication on Monday that his region would seek formal independence from the rest of Iraq. Iraq is obviously falling apart,” he told CNN''s Christiane Amanpour in an exclusive interview.

A Definition and Implementation of Organizational Change - Free.

Consulting and Organizational Management

A Definition and Implementation of Organizational Change By Jim Smith on May 27, 2010. See the model, “Definition and Implementation of Organizational Change.” One response to “A Definition and Implementation of Organizational Change” Tweets that mention A Definition and Implementation of Organizational Change | Consulting and Organizational Development -- Topsy.com May 27, 2010 at 9:13 am | Permalink. [.] Library. Translate This. Home.

GM Says “Market is Definitely Slowing” Lowers Outlook for Vehicle Sales


Reuters reports GM Lowers Outlook for U.S. 2017 New Vehicle Sales , but not by enough in my estimation. more…). Economics

“Idiosyncratic and Transitory Factors” Holding Down Inflation: New Definition of Transitory


The latest Personal Incomes and Outlays report showed that the Personal Consumption Expenditures (PCE) price index was only up 1.4% from the same quarter a year ago. Excluding food and energy, the PCE was up 1.5%. Yesterday, I made this sure-fire prediction: “Consumers like falling prices but the Fed sure doesn’t. Expect to hear more ‘ transitory ‘ comments from Janet Yellen.”

Companies That Do Right by Their Workers Start by Elevating Their Definition of Success

Harvard Business

With unemployment at record lows, yet inequality at record highs, this feels like a time for CEOs to think bigger—not just to raise wages, but to elevate their definition of success about how their companies can win big in the marketplace and afford employees a greater sense of security and participation in the workplace, how they can generate wealth and share that wealth with everyone who has a hand in its creation. Evening Standard/Stringer/Hayon Thapaliya/Getty Images.

Do you have assets?

Tom Spencer

Business Strategy Economics assets consulting definitions finance Management Consulting perspective strategy(Source: Flickr ). When can you consider something that you have to be an asset?

Do you have assets?

Tom Spencer

Business Strategy Economics assets consulting definitions finance Management Consulting perspective strategy(Source: Flickr ). When can you consider something that you have to be an asset?

How To Define a Crisis For Your Organization

Melissa Agnes

But how should you go about doing this and does the definition of a crisis vary from company to company or from industry to industry? CRISISREADY Videos crisis definition crisis management crisis planning crisis preparedness

What Different Strengths Pairings Sound Like

Leadership Vision Consulting

Strengths Stregths Strengths Pairings Theme Definitions ThemesSometimes at Leadership Vision, we play an informal game of Strengths pairings. Basically, we mash up two of the names of our Themes of Strengths to explain how they work together. We know that Strengths do not work alone. We never go one at a time with our Strengths. Rather, we try to tell a story and challenge people to see how pairs and combinations of Strengths can be discussed.

Trump’s Useless Proclamation Plus a New Definition of “Always”


Today I award President Trump the blue ribbon for useless proclamations. The award is for his statement “ My Plan now is to let Obamacare Fail. ” (more…). Economics


Onboarding Consulting Clients And Projects The Right Way With Kristen Gallagher: Podcast #113

Consulting Success

Having worked with companies like SurveyMonkey, AWS Elemental, Puppet, and many other technology companies and helping them with technical onboarding, Kristen gives the true definition. Onboarding your clients is the first step in their journey with your product or service.

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Why a Direct Sourcing Strategy Should be a Part of Your Hiring Process for External Talent

MBO Partners

Direct sourcing definition, benefits, and how to implement an effective solution for your organization

Why Distinctive Customer Targeting Is a Smart Strategy


Don't underestimate the power of choosing a unique definition of the customers your company will serve

How Consulting Firms Win - Part 2 of A 2-Part Series by The Hinge institute

Management and IT Consulting

This series by the Hinge Institute gives an overview of “How Consulting Firms Win” – The Definitive Playbook, to bolster success in your firm’s next transformational business initiative Ever wish winning in the Consulting arena was as easy as referencing a guidebook?

Tears in the Rain: From Architecture to Marketecture?

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

But we're talking business and consulting here, so it's definitely the dumb side all around! I've been a little quiet lately because I've shifted my focus a bit. New firm, new focus. AKA different day, same old s**t.

Defining the role of a state chief operating officer


Those who work with state COOs could position them for success with thoughtful role definition and strong support. Incoming administrations may consider appointing a state COO to lead strategic operations and implement high-priority projects.

How to Transcend the Fear of Building a Purpose-Driven Career

Consulting Matters

You'll definitely want to pay close attention to all the steps on how to productively engage fear and make it your ally in your future success. Got big dreams for your career and business? Chances are - you also got big fears. Part of you is SO EXCITED about the vision!

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How To Be MECE

Management Consulted

This is definitely something that every new – and aspiring – consultant needs to learn as soon as possible. How to be MECE (Mutually Exclusive and Collectively Exhaustive).

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How Consulting Firms Win - Ease Yourself in

Management and IT Consulting

The recently-released best practice guide to overcoming project and business performance challenges, How Consulting Firms Win – The Definitive Playbook, defines the most common areas consulting firms find competitive gains (project delivery, growth, profitability, and talent) to help your firm put its own successful plays into place.

How Consulting Firms Win - Part 1 of a 2-Part Series by The Hinge Institute

Management and IT Consulting

Hear more about a new, actionable playbook for transformational business initiatives, How Consulting firms Win – The Definitive Playbook, and join the webinar to learn how to use it Ever wish winning in the Consulting arena was as easy as referencing a guidebook? One that walked you step-by-step through the self-assessment and tactical plays critical to achieving Consulting greatness?

How A Direct Mail Secret Could 10X Your Response Rate

Henry DeVries

In my research on the best ways to attract high-paying clients, direct mail definitely finishes in the top ten When you send the right direct mail, it does work.

169: Elisa Spain—How To Create A Post-Career Life With Meaning

On the Brink Podcast

Definitely! Learn how to re-think your life looking forward! I have known Elisa Spain for a long time. Having presented to a number of her Vistage groups , I'm deeply familiar with her particularly effective approach to helping people and their organizations change.

How to Define Success on Your Own Terms

Consulting Matters

And like most high-achievers, the consequences of this success definition was killing me. Having your highest potential as your career destination is far superior to other definitions of success for myriads of reasons.

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Do You Really Understand the Problem You’re Trying to Solve?

Markovitz Consulting

When you define your problem as a lack of something, the only possible solution is the negation of that definition. “The problem is, I don’t have a sales manager I can trust.” Those were the words of the CEO of a rapidly growing logistics company in explaining why she wasn’t spending more time on the large, critical, strategic issues that desperately needed her attention. Too bad that she didn’t read my new book, The Conclusion Trap.

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Why investors are flooding private markets


As investors and asset managers shift away from weakened public markets, private markets are seeing immense growth, which, in turn, is changing the very definition of “performance.”. Our Insights

Power Networking for Consultants

Consulting Matters

My article on "How to Turn Your Strengths into Consulting Success" will definitely get you started. I am confident that you get how important networking is to your marketing system. You know that its an essential way for you to regularly meet and impress your future clients.

Three things I wish I knew going into my summer internship

Tom Spencer

I definitely didn’t mind working late though – I loved my team and it eventually became the norm. They definitely felt bad at times and would make me leave earlier some nights and do weekend work without me. There are definitely two ends of the spectrum though.

What The Coronavirus (COVID-19) Means For Consultant Marketing

Consulting Matters

The marketing challenge is definitely exacerbated in times like these, when there is a massive threat to our global health and economy. The group formally starts April 9, 2020, so definitely reach out asap if you want to join in.). Oil.water, consultants.marketing.

Should You Travel to a Prospect on Your Own Dime?

David A Fields

They’re halfway across the country, so travel expenses would definitely be involved. A consultant called me yesterday with this question: A prospect called me out of the blue (hooray!) and what they need is exactly in my sweet spot and would be a decent size project (mid five-figures).

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Andrew Rose: Consumer conditioning


The president and CEO of US-based auto insurance website Compare.com talks about consumer expectations, the coming of virtual agents, and the changing definition of insurance.