Tag Archives: success

Success breeds success

I wholeheartedly recommend that you listen to Ramit Sethi’s fascinating interview of BJ Fogg, director of Stanford’s Persuasive Tech Lab. His basic message: we can all be persuaded to do anything, as long as it’s done in baby steps. It’s the old story of the boiling frog, describing a frog slowly being boiled alive. People […]

Viralizing your ideas

When trying to communicate an idea there is a stealthy nagging problem. It’s called the curse of knowledge. Well, it is if your trying to communicate a message that you’re too familiar with, to an audience that doesn’t have a clue. As you prepare your lecture, you can never play the part of the listener, […]

Finding opportunities

I found this video, a continuation of Paul Orfelea’s presentation, very interesting. If you remember anything from Orfelea’s presentation, it should be that we are surrounded by success. Orfelea’s advice: look for a line of people and make the numbers. You could be looking at a great opportunity. Well, in that venue. Here you have […]

Orfelea: Success is all around us

Paul Orfelea at Stanford Graduate School of Business Paul Orfelea, the founder of Kinko’s, had some interesting things to say. This is more or less what he said. “My mother didn’t care about my grades. She taught me to care about learning. Look at places where people are standing in line. How much money are […]