Proceeding with my writing in more blog style on this page ...
As an example let's start with fun and happiness:
Want to be less distracted? Try this: Find the fun in tedious tasks https://ideas.ted.com/want-to-be-less-distracted-try-this-find-the-fun-in-tedious-tasks/
Eleven Habits of Supremely Happy People https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/eleven-habits-supremely-happy-people-dr-travis-bradberry/
I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it. -- Groucho Marx, American - Comedian October 2, 1890 - August 19, 1977, http://groucho-marx.com/
Some videos to close for today:
- The future of work and education | Rona van der Zander | TEDxTUBerlin https://youtu.be/SfnM1B77t7I (see also my 05-Jul-19 post covering Rona)
- TED Playlist: How to nurture brilliant women in STEM https://www.ted.com/playlists/723/how_to_nurture_brilliant_women_in_stem
- WATCH THIS FLYING TAXI SOAR OVER A GERMAN CITY https://futurism.com/the-byte/flying-taxi-volocopter-flight-german-city
P.S.: Leadership prosper good Managers not Micromanagers for future https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/leadership-prosper-good-managers-micromanagers-future-negi/
I could not find a real source for the picture and if the text does make any biological sense, but I like the story line 😉. It was once shared on Facebook, but as I stopped to support this environment on 26-Mar-18, this is not a valid reference for me anymore.
With respect to growth perspective, The Deloitte Global Millennial Survey 2019 will deliver some good insights, https://www2.deloitte.com/global/en/pages/about-deloitte/articles/millennialsurvey.html
- Do You KNOW What You Don't KNOW? https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/do-you-know-what-dont-achim-nowak-c-suite-success-coach/
- Great Leaders & Organizations Advance a Just Cause https://simonsinek.com/discover/great-leaders-organizations-advance-a-just-cause/
- Talent Management Lessons From the Consultant Behind 123 Olympic Swimming Medals https://business.linkedin.com/talent-solutions/blog/employee-engagement/2019/6-tips-for-getting-peak-performance-from-US-olympic-swim-team
Leadership is not about you; it's about investing in the growth of others. -- Ken Blanchard, American - Businessman Born: May 6, 1939, https://www.kenblanchard.com/
Well done, we passed another milestone and I have a winner for the price already 👍. And you did beat the reader per week record from last week with 3,389 this time. An unbelievable number, when you break it down to hours and minutes. It is 20 readers per hour, one reader every 3 minutes. When you guys proceed with this speed, we will easily pass the 200k milestone before the year end (by the way in the same year when you did pass the 100k milestone).
"The truth is you don't know what is going to happen tomorrow. Life is a crazy ride, and nothing is guaranteed." -- Eminem, https://www.biography.com/musician/eminem
Just coming back from Valkenburg in the Netherlands, from a short weekend trip https://www.holland.com/global/tourism/destinations/provinces/limburg/valkenburg-aan-de-geul.htm. A lot of celebrations going on this weekend. On Friday the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the city during World War II. On a parking lot in the city center and right in front of our hotel you could see a lot of army trucks and jeeps, soldiers in the original uniform and the music from 75 years ago.
What brought up an interesting discussion about anniversaries and why people are sticking to it? Not only for liberation, but also for anniversaries related to marriage, staying in a job or company, leaving school/university, a club membership, etc. Why are people celebrating these topics every year again? Is it just sentimentality? For the 75 years liberation there might be only a few people still alive, who have been part of it? Are they still celebrating or only their children and grandchildern out of good memory or respect?
The same with e.g. a 25 year job anniversary. Some will say great and respect, others will say you missed the point to leave and take a much better job 10 to 15 years ago. It is just a matter of your perspective and personality. An Indian colleague of mine is always telling the story about The Five Monkeys Experiment, what is somehow related to it 😉:
- The Five Monkeys Experiment (with a new lesson) https://workingoutloud.com/blog/the-five-monkeys-experiment-with-a-new-lesson
- That “Five Monkeys Experiment” Never Happened http://www.throwcase.com/2014/12/21/that-five-monkeys-and-a-banana-story-is-rubbish/
On Saturday there was an open air concert on the same parking lot and still in front of our hotel, with Bon Jovi, Cold Play, Helene Fischer and Abba. All bands did stay in our hotel and we could see them before their gig and at the breakfast this morning. Are you kidding me? A little bit, because it was all Cover Bands, but really great and by just hearing the music you could not really make a difference. Two bands did come from Italy, one from Germany and one from the UK - https://www.brandrevivalnight.nl/.
Next week I am looking forward to Zukunft Personal 2019 in Cologne on Thursday, https://www.europe.zukunft-personal.com/en/about/keynotes-speaker/. Have a great week and keep reading my BLOG 🙂👍, very much appreciated.
- The 10 Must-Read Articles for Recruiters This Week (13-Sep-19) https://business.linkedin.com/talent-solutions/blog/weekly-digest/2019/10-must-read-articles-for-recruiters-this-week26
- TED Playlist: TED deep cuts vol. 3 https://www.ted.com/playlists/690/ted_deep_cuts_vol_3
- Fortune: Global Sustainability Forum https://fortune.com/tag/global-sustainability-forum
- Artificial Intelligence Masters The Game of Poker – What Does That Mean For Humans? https://www.forbes.com/sites/bernardmarr/2019/09/13/artificial-intelligence-masters-the-game-of-poker--what-does-that-mean-for-humans/#5065805b5f9e
- 11 Books That Will Change Your Thinking on Thinking https://endpoints.elysiumhealth.com/best-science-books-of-summer-2019-c4db4cd77640
"In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different." — Coco Chanel, born August 19, 1883, Saumur, France—died January 10, 1971, Paris, https://www.britannica.com/biography/Coco-Chanel
There is a lot of good stuff on LinkedIn, even when you cannot catch everything. It gets even better, when you go down to the initial source, as I did in this case with the picture. I found the webpage https://seanwes.com/, offering a lot of good content.
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Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing... layout, processes, and procedures. -- Tom Peters, American - Businessman Born: November 7, 1942, https://tompeters.com/