Tag: Book Reviews

Boost your brain power with these super simple exercises

August 30, 2016 Personal Branding no comments

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Courtesy of Keep Your Brain Alive

As I crossed my 46th birthday this year, I somehow felt as if my mental capabilities were slowly slipping away.

While I am certainly far from being reduced to a blabbering idiot, my mind isn’t quite the same as before. Which was why I was especially excited when I picked up a copy of Keep Your Brain Alive by Lawrence C Katz and Manning Rubin.


Six Strategies of Quiet Influencers

April 4, 2016 Social Influence 1 comment

Six Strategies of Quiet Influencers

Do you know that Emma Watson is an introvert?

Is it possible for an introvert to be a social influencer? Most definitely!

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to be a gregarious extrovert to be a social influencer. With the rise of digital and social media, the rules of influence have shifted in favour of introverts.

This is good news for the naturally introverted and reserved. Like the brilliant Harry Potter actress Emma Watson above.


Why Movements Matter (And How You Can Use It In Marketing)

February 2, 2016 Social Influence no comments

ImNoAngel Movement Marketing

I’m No Angel (#ImNoAngel) by Lane Bryant is a good example of Movement Marketing

In today’s “hyperconnected, ultra-competitive, and supercluttered marketplace,” doing more of the same big idea advertising on mostly mainstream media channels isn’t going to work anymore.

Consumers are getting jaded and overloaded with information – much of which has little or no relevance to their lives nor their interests.


How teenager Malala Yousafzai changed the world

November 5, 2015 Book Reviews no comments

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Courtesy of The Legacy Project

“Let us pick up our books and our pens,” I said. “They are our most powerful weapons. One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world.” – Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai is not your typical teenager.

While others her age were taking selfies of themselves on Instagram, or posted about the food they ate or outfits of the day they wore, Malala worked feverishly to change the destiny of millions of girls in South Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

Winner of the Noble Prize for Peace in 2014, Malala used her impressive skills in written and oratorical skills to stand up for children’s education. A member of the Pashtun tribe in the picturesque Swat Valley of Pakistan, her life story was truly remarkable.


How being vulnerable can transform our lives

October 6, 2015 Book Reviews, Personal Branding 2 comments

How being vulnerable transforms our lives Brene Brown

Courtesy of TED Talks

What do courage and joy have in common? How do we live fuller and more wholehearted lives by daring greatly?

The answers to these questions and more were answered in Daring Greatly by storytelling researcher and psychologist Dr Brené Brown. Exploring the width and depth of how we live, love and engage with one another, Daring Greatly challenges us to defy the prevailing social climate of scarcity in order to live and love more wholeheartedly.