The one question you should never forget to ask: “This is great. But how do we make it BETTER?”
Communications Designer @IBM • Climate Reality Leader • Lover of Old Business Books, Clever Technology and the NHS • Based in London, UK.
“I don’t have to agree with you to like or respect you”.
“Things usually take longer to happen than you think they will, but then they happen faster than you ever thought they could”.
“If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original.”
Consultants love to ask “What keeps you up at night?” – but surely a much better question is “What gets you out of bed in the morning?”
According to Sandman author Neil Gaiman, the four words every writer wants their reader to be asking is “And then what happened?!?”
If you want to see where the future is going, look where people are having the most fun…
Why is the world’s most commercially successful comedian so successful? Jerry Seinfeld is worth almost $1Bn and still rakes in $40M+ from his TV show, 22 years after it ended.
People who love cars take them to pieces to see how they work. I like taking stories to pieces to see why they work.
We all understand how important EMPATHY is in the workplace, but sometimes what we actually need is “TACTICAL EMPATHY”.
When Joe biden’s speech writer Vinay Reddy sat down to write the inaugural address, he knew he needed a different kind of speech. Driven by the idea of using “rhetoric for good” he studied speeches (including a lot of Churchill) where words had been used in a positive content to unite people.
JFK’s speechwriter Ted Sorensen said that the best speeches come down to 4 words and 5 lines…