You’ve already know about the 80/20 rule so this is a reminder—because four-out-of-five times it will help you focus on what’s important. In 1906 economist Vilfredo Pareto was studying land ownership in Italy and found that 20 percent of the people owned 80 percent of the land. The remaining 80 percent of […]
“The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.” — Mark Twain Many big efforts happen like this: Get clarity on what you want to do, define your goal Make a plan to reach […]
The cavalries charged The Indians fell The cavalries charged The Indians died Oh, the country was young With God on its side — Bob Dylan By Tom Peterson In 1692 Martha Carrier was accused in Salem, Massachusetts, of being a witch. She […]
“I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.” — Albert Einstein By Tom Peterson The “rover” we earthlings sent to explore the next planet over was named through a contest by sixth-grader Clara Ma: Curiosity. But it was seven thousand adults who spent five years to make the mission happen. The $2.5 billion […]
The 3-minute trailer for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.
“The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.” — Mark Twain From bold goal to strategic plan It’s remarkable how many organizations don’t have a plan. You may be mixed about strategic plans. […]
By Tom Peterson This morning’s headline: Solar-powered plane completes round-the-world journey Do you have an ambitious goal for your life? Does your cause have one? If you do and you faithfully pursue it, it will change your life, or that of your organization. Most do-good organizations don’t have an audacious goal. Instead, they do […]
Click HERE or on the image for a free pdf E-Chapter, Brand Your Cause. Each year thousands, if not millions, will come into contact with your group. They may catch 60 seconds on the local news, see a magazine article or a friend’s Face- book like. They may glimpse it on […]
“The tragedy of life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach. It isn’t a calamity to die with dreams unfulfilled, but it is a calamity not to dream. It is not a disgrace not to reach the stars, but it is a disgrace […]
The German relief agency MISEROR‘s new campaign asks people to swipe their credit card for a 2 Euro donation. They then get an instant sense of how their gift can help. Make donating an interesting experience.