There are two types of businesses in this world – the givers and the takers.
Like humans, givers consider the needs of others first and foremost, while takers plot over how they can maximise their gain.
I love traveling. I love David versus Goliath tales. And I enjoy reading about business strategies.
Put this together and what have we got? The Roadside MBA by economics and business professors Michael Mazzeo, Paul Oyer and Scott Schaefer.
Dorie Clark wants to reinvent you (image via HBR Facebook)
You’ve slogged hard for years. Maybe even decades. Somewhere along the way, you lost your mojo.
Maybe work isn’t as fulfilling or meaningful as before. Or you realise that you haven’t made any progress in years.
What should you do under these circumstances?
Hayao Miyazaki’s movies are full of anti-heroes (courtesy of The Playlist)
Have you watched a Hayao Miyazaki movie like “Spirited Away”, “Howl’s Moving Castle” or “Princess Mononoke”?
If you did, you would have noticed something.
Miyazaki’s protagonists are anything but strong and heroic. On the contrary, they are often plagued by uncertainties, weaknesses and worries. However, we still love them! (Or at least I do)
Air Asia knows a thing or two about catching attention (source of image)
Let’s face it. We have all hit the content marketing wall.
Writers of all stripes and affiliations know what I mean. Your brain freezes. Your fingers stiffen. Your energy levels dip.
How are you going to deliver that compelling piece of customer-focused content?