Authenticity

Michael Drew · September 28, 2016
Pendulum in Action, business education, public or private persona

I’m not a public figure but I have a public persona. I assume it whenever I leave the house or engage with someone else, I’m that person when I give a speech or work with clients. I like to think that this is the same as my private persona, that I’m the same at home as I am outside of it, but this would not be correct. Each of us acts differently whether in a public or private sphere.

We are divided selves, though we most of us act better in public because we sense that we’re being […]

Bob Hughes · September 23, 2016
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 […]

Bob Hughes · September 21, 2016
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. […]

Bob Hughes · September 01, 2016
Pendulum in Action, perfect image, photographing life, Marc Riboud

The great photographer Marc Riboud died recently, at the age of 93. We owe to photojournalists such as Riboud our gratitude for capturing not only the urgency of the everyday events that can change the world or mark an era, but the grace in the ordinary everyday, the fraught moments between actions, the unspoken thought captured in a fleeting image that lasts longer than the thought itself.

We are in a visual age, and generations of us respond to the world as citizen photojournalists, […]

Michael Drew · August 17, 2016
Pendulum in Action, learn to trust, build trust

I had my wisdom teeth out last week. But I was in a state over it beforehand. I know it’s a common procedure, and I know that I was irrational in my fear, but I couldn’t stop worrying about what would happen. It was my first time under that kind of sedation, and I believed that my whole life (well, my mouth) was at the hands of a professional whom I wasn’t sure I could trust.

But I had to learn to trust.

We always have to learn to trust. The late Stephen Covey, author of The 7 […]

Michael Drew · June 08, 2016
Pendulum in Action, what you do matters, Jane Fawcett, become better known

What you do matters. Even if you haven’t yet received the fame or recognition that so many people aspire to, that doesn’t mean your work isn’t important. All too often we belittle what we do because we aren’t sure of what purpose it serves in the greater scheme of things.

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Michael Drew · May 31, 2016
Pendulum in Action, building relationships, WE Cycle, ME Cycle

In my last post, we looked at people who have authority and authenticity: the ones who are crystal-clear about who they are and what motivates them. This translates into being heard, which translates into business.

Here are a few questions that will help you to uncover the real you and what you want to offer the world. Define yourself now. You have a big journey ahead of you, and if you don’t know where you’re headed, the smallest little turn can lead to a major detour.

1. Are you […]

Michael Drew · May 24, 2016
Pendulum in Action, authenticity, ME Cycle , WE Cycle

In my last post, I talked about how in the past decade, consumers today place worth on working together for the good of the whole instead of individual achievement. To give you an example of people who have flown in the face of push-marketing tradition, let’s look at bestselling author, entrepreneur and wine expert, Gary Vaynerchuk.

A decade ago, in 2006, Gary started a little venture he called Wine Library TV with nothing more than a flip camera, and a passion for wine. Gary wasn’t […]

Peter H. Diamandis · November 03, 2015
Innovation

In this ongoing series of blogs, we’re featuring content from entrepreneur and author Peter Diamandis. His new bestseller, co-written with Steven Kotler, is “Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World.” These blogs explore many themes that are central to our current WE Cycle.

Readers can find more about forward-thinking executives, groundbreaking technology and the insights that Peter Diamandis shines on society in “Bold,” and in

Peter H. Diamandis · September 08, 2015
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In this ongoing series of blogs, we’re featuring content from entrepreneur and author Peter Diamandis. His new bestseller, co-written with Steven Kotler, is “Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World.” These blogs explore many themes that are central to our current WE Cycle.

Readers can find more about forward-thinking executives, groundbreaking technology and the insights that Peter Diamandis shines on society in “Bold,” and in