Ivan Misner · Creativity in Business · 6 hours 20 minutes ago
Pendulum in Action, deepen the relationships, networking, referral marketing

How many times have you seen an entrepreneur, maybe even yourself, go to a networking event, meet a lot of people, and then leave and never talk to them again? Too often, right? And it’s not because you don’t like them or ever want to see them again, but because you’re a busy person with so much going on that you can barely remember what you had for breakfast, let alone reconnect with individuals you just met at a recent networking event.

It’s a shame because these new contacts are […]

Michael Drew · Pendulum Business Tips · 1 day ago
Pendulum in Action, WE Cycle, ME Cycle, Pendulum

Even though we’re at a time of increasing ideological tension, it turns out that you can at least soothe things over if you’re willing to step back and let someone else air his point of view.

And, to my surprise, the conservative radio show host, Glenn Beck, is one of the latest people to realize how important it is to give space to differences of opinion. Beck has been reading Pendulum: How Past Generations Shape Our Present and Predict Our Future, which I co-wrote with Roy H. […]

Bob Hughes · Small Actions · 4 days ago
Pendulum in action, small actions, good neighbor

As more incidents of hate and intolerance surface around the country in today’s charged atmosphere of us-against-them, it’s good to know that some people are still looking out for their neighbors.

While the Phillips family, of Tenino, Washington, was vacationing, their car and home were marked by horrible racist graffiti. The family’s neighbors, not wanting them to return home to such a disgusting display of hatred, took it upon themselves to clear the house and car of the hateful […]

Bob Hughes · Social Trends Technology · 5 days ago
Pendulum in Action, Social Media, social interaction

A record-collector friend of mine used to keep a Saturday free every month to go into town and shop for new and used disks, at one of the many stores that catered to fans like him.

Most of those stores are now gone, victims of online shopping. His browsing these days, like the browsing for many people, is more virtual. And as a result his collecting days are limited, and he’s moved on to other pursuits. He still listens to music, but he’s o longer as avid a discoverer as he was of new […]

Bob Hughes · Technology · 6 days ago
Pendulum in Action, clickbait, engage with customers

Deception is the internet experience: Clickbait articles that promise more than they can ever deliver. Blog comments by hate-filled trolls that target women and people of color (or women of color). Invectives and ranting. Political screeching. Cyber-bullying. Stories that go viral but turn out to be false. You name it: we’re deceived by the ready access to information of all sorts.

We look for human-interest, but the internet is also a place we turn to when we want to reaffirm our […]