Michael Drew · Pendulum Business Tips Popular Culture · 7 hours 42 minutes ago
Pendulum in Action, business education, WE Cycle, ME Cycle, people have been trolled

I know several people who have been trolled. I myself have been trolled. The people I know who were targeted are writers – one’s an editor at a newspaper, and the other a cultural writer who has specialized in theater. They’ve been subjected to horrific comments, online death threats and a constant barrage of hatred. Because they shared some of their work online. Why have I been trolled? Because I expressed an opinion.

This is what we’ve come to. When you say something, however […]

Bob Hughes · Authenticity · 3 days ago
Pendulum in Action, rushing to judgment, business education

You know that advice about writing an angry letter – write it, but don’t send it. Get your frustrations out and then let them go. You don’t really want to burn bridges by saying or writing something you may later regret.

The same thing might apply to figuring out what’s going on in the world. Too many of us – and I’m as guilty of this as the next person – tend to live in a bubble of information, where because we’re able to choose the kind of content we see, we’re less likely to […]

Ivan Misner · Creativity in Business · 4 days ago
Pendulum in Business, wide and deep network, networking strategy, creativity in business

If your network is a mile wide and an inch deep, it will never be very powerful. You need a strong and stable network that is both wide and deep. Like the supporting roots of a huge oak tree, some of your referral relationships need to go deeper. You create deeper relationships by learning as much as you can about other people. You want to find out details about their family, their interests, and their goals. Get to know them a little bit better.

I think the absolute master at this is […]

Bob Hughes · Authenticity · 5 days ago
Pendulum in Action, source of satisfaction, personal satisfaction

We all want money, of course, But we all crave happiness and personal satisfaction. And a sense of having accomplished something with our lives. This is as much a part of who we are as a civilization (perhaps of any civilization) as the outer trappings of society.

But for many people, happiness comes down to money, when what we really want is contentment, even if for some people contentment is a state of constant striving, which is good if that’s the kind of person you are. […]

Michael Drew · Branding Pendulum Business Tips · 6 days ago
Pendulum in Action, Pendulum and Business, branding more than your logo

In my last post on Pendulum and business we looked at what marketing master Roy H. Williams thought of branding.

Branding is much more than your logo. Stripped of all the marketing lingo, branding is pretty simple: Your brand is all the associations that come to mind when your potential customers see or hear your name. In order to place yourself securely in the minds of your […]