Healthy competition inspires innovation

When Google introduced Gmail and YouTube, they knew that their data storage system was not adequate. They had to figure out what to do about this situation. The head of the infrastructure group at that time was a man named Bill Coughran. Bill allowed two teams to work differently, one team to build on the […]

What determines the calibre of leadership in the business?

It starts with the leaders being humble enough to understand that they cannot move an inch in developing and advancing their organizations unless they develop themselves first by articulating and actioning their purpose. No one can flood the world from an empty cup. No one can be a leader and he or she is leaderless namely, […]

Do not over persuade them

Whether in business or when having a causal conversation with someone, over persuasion belittles the value you are trying to add or create. Be bold, clear and quick to the point when you voice your ideas, insights and offerings, if yours are similar and correspond with theirs, the real conversation starts. If over doubters are […]

The power of shared beliefs

Have you ever asked yourself why armies are vastly cooperative groups? Why are religious groups so coherent? Why are gangs so well organized? The answer lies in the beliefs and ideologies that people share. Ideological beliefs (i.e., culture) are what reduce conflicts of interests among the same group of individuals. The more you share the […]

Who fails the business?

Bad design and a weak foundation are the contributing factors to the collapse of any building. In these cases, certainly, the architects and the civil engineers are at fault, not the workers who build the building. Even a well-designed building will not stand on a bad foundation. The engineers’ top priority is to ensure the […]

Two different kings

In chessboard, the army moves to capture the opponent’s pieces. When the opponent’s king is checkmated, the game is over. The ranks from the lowest to the highest in the army die to protect the king. This contradicts the rules of true leadership where the king, namely the leader should frontline the battle and strive to face […]

Two kinds of companies operate in the world.

The first seeks to maximize the positive impacts for people through solving the problems facing them. The other maximizes profits by ignoring or creating problems. The first one is genuinely empowering people, and the other one is negatively impacting them. Which one is your business?

How many battlefronts are needed to win a war?

It is difficult for any army to wage and win a war by attacking the enemy at all fronts. This is impossible logistically and strategically. Similarly, how many marketing fronts are needed to market the business and win customers? How many social media channels? Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram or YouTube, etc. Most businesses are stationed […]

Learn to practise Win-Win

Every one wants to talk, sell and offer something to people, a product, a service or an advice. There is nothing wrong with that, but when you decide to do that, try to offer and create value for people. Covid-19 has pushed more people to find a living online which is totally understandable. The problem […]