I was recently invited by Chris Flett of Ghost CEO and Cyndi Hunter of Silver Spoons Food Tours to take part in a culinary tour of foodie hot spots. We took in 6 restaurants and my taste buds danced in delight, where for 3 hours, I sampled, savoured and salivated. Here's a summary of where we went … [Read more...] about Learning from Silver Spoons; great food & great T&D concepts
Elegant lessons about not holding on
From Leslie Rinchen-Wongmo's hands comes the gorgeous traditional Tibetan textile piece pictured above. Equally illuminating is the quote beside it. 'We don't have to let go, we simply have to not hold on' by Joseph Goldstein. I love sayings that get to the heart of things. That pack an … [Read more...] about Elegant lessons about not holding on
Seth Godin on amateurs, professionals & the great unwashed
Seth wrote a post with the above title. He recommends you hire professionals or amateurs and not the bulk, who are in between. Professionals he defines as: those who cost big bucks but are worth more, those who show up ... regardless, those who have integrity and stand up and those whose learning … [Read more...] about Seth Godin on amateurs, professionals & the great unwashed
Take a deep breath & remember to exhale
To get the things you've never had Do the things you've never done (Sign posted in a store I visited while at a community festival today.) If you define 'things' beyond just stuff this is powerful. It's also timely. I'm embarking on some radical new learning for some new business goals. Most of the … [Read more...] about Take a deep breath & remember to exhale
Business or pleasure? Why do we have to choose?
"Business or pleasure?," said the guy who was sitting beside me on a recent flight. "Business," I replied. But I got to thinking. What does that say about business? That it can't be pleasurable? That we can't have fun or have ease when we're working? Let's face it, the old adage 'put your nose … [Read more...] about Business or pleasure? Why do we have to choose?
Business Strategy & Lizards
I have been participating in the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs E-Series program since January. It's like a mini-MBA for women business owners. It kicks business butt. We've heard a variety of speakers on a variety of topics (see below for a listing with links). What's been a common challenge … [Read more...] about Business Strategy & Lizards
More business savvy from Arlene Dickinson; don't die at 60 with your millions
Arlene Dickinson is smart, savvy and easy to listen to. She's CEO of Venture Communications, 'one of Canada's largest marketing firms'. At a recent talk she gave, she was asked for her top advice. Here it is, plain and simple. 'Thank god you don't live in Haiti [or more recently earthquake … [Read more...] about More business savvy from Arlene Dickinson; don't die at 60 with your millions