When I work from home and take a break to eat lunch I normally get my iPad out, open the TED app and watch a video to see if I can find any additional inspiration for the afternoon.
Yesterday I searched for leadership and came across Margaret Heffernan’s talk called “Dare to disagree.”
The official description is below
Most people instinctively avoid conflict, but as Margaret Heffernan shows us, good disagreement is central to progress. She illustrates (sometimes counter-intuitively) how the best partners aren’t echo chambers — and how great research teams, relationships and businesses allow people to deeply disagree.
A couple of weeks ago when I was bored on a Saturday night at home, I downloaded an app called Zeebox for my iPad. This is a new concept for an app which uses the second screen concept. The second screen provides an experience that enhances what your main screen is showing you.
zeebox is your TV sidekick
zeebox is a free app that’s with you on your laptop, iPhone or iPad, while you watch your TV. It knows what you’re watching, right now. Not only that, it shows you what your friends are watching. It can give you more information about what you’re watching, instantly. It lets you buy and download relevant stuff. It can tell you what shows are most popular, in real-time. It’s like a quiet, cool, well-connected and unbelievably clever companion, right there on the sofa next to you.
This got me thinking, with all the social data and technology out there, what might the future of television be? Below are a few ideas and predictions around how the technology that is available could be used in the future of television.
As a sales professional your role is to drive sales to meet your business goals. Different people have different ideas about how to motivate people but most of the greatest people share one similar method which I will share with you today.
For you to inspire other people to do what you want them to do you need to first figure out what inspires you? Think about why you come to work? Think about what drives you and motivates you? I bet you’re thinking, well I want to make loads of money, right? That is a result of what you do and not why you come to work.
To clarify what I mean I will use the example of the late, great, Steve Jobs at Apple.
He had a very clear sense of why. This resulted in him building one of the most successful companies of all time. Let me start by saying how he doesn’t do it and then move on to how he does do it. Continue reading →