Theory

Bob Hughes · June 29, 2016
Pendulum in Action, creativity and passion, thinking creatively

When people ask me how I’m doing, I avoid saying that I’m “busy.” For many people, this is the standard response to any question about their life.

But being busy doesn’t mean being proficient. Or being successful. Or being anything other than engaged with too many things and not really wanting to share something that’s on your mind.

Everyone’s busy with daily tasks, of course. But is that really what being busy is? Getting through the day is something most people manage without […]

Michael Drew · June 21, 2016
Pendulum in Action, WE Cycle, ME Cycle, share with others

In my last post, we looked at letting people know your flaws, and embracing your imperfections. It’s human nature to be drawn to the mistakes others make.

But how much of ourselves should we share with others? How much is too much?

Technology has changed the way we connect with others across the world. Before the internet, protecting your privacy was as simple as having an unlisted phone number in the phone book.

Privacy today is almost nonexistent. Between Google and social […]

Bob Hughes · October 01, 2015
Pendulum in Action, WE Cycle, management, business

One of the seemingly persistent problems facing companies is how to manage employees. And in our current WE Cycle, where more people are consultants or independent contractors, and the workforce within a company is more likely to be virtual and made up of people working together in different states or even different countries, how do you manage?

Well, you don’t. You give people room. It’s that simple.

Or it was that simple for William L. McKnight, the assistant bookkeeper at Minnesota […]

Peter H. Diamandis · April 14, 2015
Change Your Mindset, Pendulum in Action

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, written with Bob Hughes, explore many themes that are central to our current WE Cycle.

This blog is about Peter’s mindset for success – he wrote down these maxims long ago and called them “Peter’s Laws.” They represent the way he looks at life.

Readers […]

Peter H. Diamandis · March 24, 2015
creativity in business, Pendulum In Action, networking

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, written with Bob Hughes, explore many themes that are central to our current WE Cycle.

In this blog, Peter introduces Matt Barrie, CEO of Freelancer.com, a remarkable site that allows people from all over the world to connect, as employers and as providers of […]

Bob Hughes · February 18, 2015

The Tesla car might meet some skepticism, but who knows what the future will hold? No one.

A lot of inventions that seem at first doomed to failure have gone on to become social norms. Even automobiles were deemed unlikely to be cost effective for the average American, according to a fascinating

Kim F. Hoyer · February 09, 2015
WE Cycle

Do you know what kind of world we live in? Or, more important, do you know what kind of world your clients see, and how they react to the world around them? You should – or you risk talking to them in a way that doesn’t speak directly to their needs in this, our current WE Cycle, when we look at how better to cooperate and help each other, or how we build a community.

If you don’t understand, buy in, and implement the concepts found in Pendulum theory, as laid out in the book of that […]

Kim F. Hoyer · February 05, 2015
Social Media, Pendulum in Action

Social media isn’t going away. And you need to keep abreast of it before you and your company grow.

You’ve had time to prepare for it, perhaps, but things move fast. Social-media snowflakes began to cluster into a ball in the mid ’90s. Think BBS (Bulletin Board Systems), CompuServe and AOL. Then Yahoo! and Classmates. These companies and emerging technologies showed that virtual relationships and reunions could actually work.

The flakes amassed into a fast-moving snowball in 2002 with […]

Michael Drew · January 07, 2015
living, pendulum

Do you look at year-end reviews? Or do you prefer to look ahead?

Most people prefer to look ahead. We live in a state of constant anticipation rather than reflection.

I think we’ve become a society of next, next, next rather than one that tries to understand what’s gone before so we can appreciate what we have. If you are always seeking to be disruptive – that Silicon Valley way of thinking – you’re more interested in what doesn’t work or what might work than what has […]

Michael Drew · December 24, 2014
holiday, pendulum

Here are some wishes for the holiday season.

That when people get together, they don’t actually engage with each other but stare into their phones.

That couples on dates at restaurants prefer to regard their devices rather than each other.

That movies audiences be distracted by tiny screens in their hands rather than big screens before their faces.

That Hollywood make films for adolescent boys rather than adults who might actually pay attention to what’s going on.

That […]