Tag: corporate culture
Time and money often go together (courtesy of EarthWalk)
By now, you ought to know that time is the most precious resource of all.
Every one of us have only 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year. This universal rule applies regardless of our station in life. How we make use of our time determines our happiness and success in life.
From its first animated feature Toy Story to Finding Nemo, Up, and Cars, Pixar Animation Studios is probably the world’s leading producer of animated features. Renowned for producing cartoon movies that stir the imagination and touch the heart, Pixar’s ability to allow “artists and geeks” to flourish makes it one of the world’s most innovative organisations.
The secrets behind Pixar’s success is ably captured in “Innovate the Pixar Way – Business Lessons From The World’s Most Creative Corporate Playground“. Written by Bill Capodagli and Lynn Jackson of The Disney Way, the book relates how Ed Catmull, Alvy Ray Smith and lengendary animator John Lasseter created a company which captures the imagination of childhood while making dreams come alive. The terrific trio did this by embracing four key principles:
What Personality is Your Brand? (courtesy of Me, Myself and Ashlea)
Like individuals, brands have values and personality. According to Branding Strategy Insider, these are often derived from a combination of the following:
a) The personality and values of the organisation’s founder
Scoot’s staff Captain HC Rohan, Head of Flight Operations/Chief Pilot; Campbell Wilson, CEO, and Ng Ju Li, Head of Cabin Services with a model of their plane (courtesy of Scoot)
Thanks to Alvin, I participated in a special blogger’s preview event of Scoot, a new low cost carrier in Singapore. Held at the Singapore Flyer, we checked in at the Service Lounge, went for a flight in the pod-like “cabins” and had a sumptuous dinner at the Singapore Food Trail.
So what is Scoot all about?
Tony Hsieh, CEO and Chief Happiness Officer of Zappos.com (courtesy of Sunni Brown)
Few companies are as zealous as Zappos in ensuring that excellence is ingrained into every single process, person and pore of the organisation. Radical and almost ruthless in their quest for the holy customer grail, Zappos is famous for legendary strategies such as the following:
– Paying brand-new employees US$2,000 to quit if they feel that the job is not right