Valuable to others, or only you?
When I’m hot, it’s hard for me to imagine that others in the room are cold. I think it really is hot, not that it’s hot only for me. It feels like fact, not opinion.
Derek Sivers´ opening for his article “valuable to others, or only you?”
Even thought his article is mostly about art and for example music it´s easily transferable to business. His message in this opening or whole article is actually absolutely essentiell for business. Our product, our service or our shop have not to be like we want them to, they have to be like the customers want them to!
It´s all who you know?
Derek Sivers talks in his article “It´s all who you know?” about how important a network between people is. He shows us how a simple piece of pizza for a stranger changed his live and why it is actually so easy.
Through his story we can see one more time how incredibly important it is to be well connected. Who doesn´t know cases where people got a job, an order or benefits over another – just because he is well connected.
But what´s even way more important is to me is his second part of the article:
Leadership Lessons from Dancing Guy
In 2010 at a TED Conference Derek Sivers showed a 3 minutes clip about a guy dancing at a festival. The clip is not only entertaining to watch – it shows how movements get started!
Link to TED.com