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[tweetmeme source=”ChazGunningham” only_single=false] Beware those telling you “it’s a new paradigm” or talking “paradigm shift” – it rarely is. In fact, such talk is so fanciful that you should pretty much discount everything the ‘paradigm shifter’ is telling you and assume the opposite. Paradigms don’t shift that much. They are invariably here to stay. Aristotle...
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[tweetmeme source=”ChazGunningham” only_single=false] I don’t now when it started, but it could have been a valiant explorer in a home made boat crossing the waters to another land, or trekking over a distant mountain. They found other peoples, communicated probably through sign language, and perhaps swapped some products in a mutually beneficial trade. All such...
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10 years ago today a plane carrying one passenger crashed into a mountain in South Africa killing all on board. 50 years ago today a screen goddess had her last (36th) birthday. She would be dead by August. [tweetmeme source=”ChazGunningham” only_single=false] Both had bucket loads of fortune and talent, and at various times had the...
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[tweetmeme source=”ChazGunningham” only_single=false] I’ve just finished The Clinton Tapes, a 700 page coverage of 79 secret “taped diary meetings” President Bill Clinton had with old friend and ML King biographer Taylor Branch while Clinton was President. It provides fascinating insight into a fascinating Presidency and equally fascinatingly flawed but magnetic individual. A human, after all. For...
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So, dear reader, as per the last post about my recent trip to Brisbane and my random musings on how similar real estate markets are around the globe, I thought I’d share my notes from Richard Rawlings’ main talk about making money in tough times. It is mainly about selling real estate, but I think...
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On a visit to Brisbane last week, I heard two real estate experts deliver their take on the current state of the market in their home countries. Steve Goddard, is a National Association of Realtors representative from California, and 40 year veteran of the real estate industry. Richard Rawlings is one of the UK’s most...
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With my own children now at primary school age, I realize the importance of them learning some key lessons that should hold them in good stead for the rest of their lives. One of these lessons is learning what “no” means. It’s incredible how many adults I have met who still do not know what...
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Well, I am on a roll now; so while I am ranting, may I also suggest that lateness is nothing about bad time management, it’s about respect. If you respect the people waiting for you to join the meeting, or the clients you are to visit, or someone who has come to see you, and...
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I felt better that I got that off my chest yesterday, so here’s another bug bear. “I’m sorry, I didn’t have the time“. No excuse. Ever! You mean you did not prioritise and make time. You thought something else was more important, which may be true, so at least be honest and say that. That’s...
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One of the silliest things people say when asked why things are done in a certain way: “Because we’ve always done it like that.” This is NEVER the answer, and always stifles creative thinking. Ban it from your workplace! Not just $1 in the cookie jar, ban people from saying it. Ever. Shift their thinking...
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