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 BNI Star Lund

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 Always Be Closing

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 Creative Business Valuation

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 Marketing with an attitude

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 Starfish and the Spider

You are Being Lied To and Other Truths

Larry Winget has written a manifesto called You are Being Lied To and Other Truths over at ChangeThis. It is time well spent to read the dozen pages. Larry writes this about himself: All I am really an expert at is being stupid and learning from it….I have become an expert at not making the … Continue reading You are Being Lied To and Other Truths

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 The Canoe Race

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 Lessons from a Starfish World