BNI Star Lund

I have heard of BNI (Business Network International), "the World's Largest Business Networking, Referrals and Word of Mouth Marketing Organization", before but today I attended my first meeting. BNI is the largest business networking organization in the world. We offer members the opportunity to share ideas, contacts and most importantly, business referrals. I was invited... Continue Reading →

Always Be Closing

Today I attended a sales seminar called "Always Be Closing" with Steve Schiffman. Stephan Schiffman has been a leader in motivational and sales training since 1979. He is a Certified Management Consultant, and has trained and consulted to a wide range of corporations including IBM, AT&T, Motorola, Sprint, CIGNA, and a host of other organizations... Continue Reading →

Creative Business Valuation

37Signals posts a press release stating that 37SIGNALS VALUATION TOPS $100 BILLION AFTER BOLD VC INVESTMENT. The press release starts like this: 37signals is now a $100 billion dollar company, according to a group of investors who have agreed to purchase 0.000000001% of the company in exchange for $1. Founder Jason Fried describes one way... Continue Reading →

Marketing with an attitude

I came across this on Twitter, shit creek consulting. Hugh MacLeod writes that 'The name of their company implies they have a lot of attitude. They wanted a cartoon that conveyed this.' And they got it, check the link above. Shitcreek Consulting has a nice looking homepage that explains their business concept. They sum it... Continue Reading →

The Tao of Coaching

The Tao of Coaching by Max Landsberg is an excellent book about coaching as a leader. The tagline on the book says Boost your effectiveness at work by inspiring and developing those around you which sums up coaching from the leaders perspective. The books is described like this: This book offers information on how to... Continue Reading →

The Starfish and the Spider

The Starfish and the Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations is written by Ori Brafman and Rod Beckström. It is a very interesting book that compare two different kind of organizations but also mentions a hybrid or combo version, best of both. Spiders are centralized, command and control, organizations. Historical examples are the Spanish... Continue Reading →

The Canoe Race

A Japanese Company and a California Company decided to have a canoe race on the Columbia River. Both teams practiced hard and long to reach their peak performance before the race. On the big day, the Japanese won by a mile. Afterwards, the California team became very discouraged and depressed. The management of the California... Continue Reading →

Marketing explained

You see a handsome guy at a party. You go up to him and say, "I'm fantastic in bed." -- That's Direct Marketing. You're at a party with a bunch of friends and see a handsome guy. One of your friends goes up to him and pointing at you says, "She's fantastic in bed." --... Continue Reading →

Lessons from a Starfish World

I found a very interesting document over at ChangeThis, Lessons from a Starfish World written by Ori Brafman and Rod Beckstrom. Summary: Such seemingly dissimilar groups as the Apache Indians, music swapping programs, Wikipedia, Alcoholics Anonymous and Al Queda have one thing in common: they are all starfish. According to Brafman and Beckstrom, each of... Continue Reading →

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