NEW is about you, it’s not about me

  On a sales call the other day I picked up on something that is really common but for some reason I had not identified clearly as a problem before. The point was the sales rep’s constant referencing to “New” in regards to the product she was trying to sell me.   Does NEW create value? The whole focus of …

The Crisis, but what about the fried egg?

A crisis appears when something stops working and only change will improve the situtation, it’s not however about getting back to our set menu, are beloved status quo. Things can never go back to the same after a crisis wether it is economical, political, in a marriage, a business; you have to get out of your known comfort zone if you really love what you have otherwise it will change without you and you run the risks of loosing.

But what can we do to make a difference? What can we change, today? Tomorrow?

Be a plug-in my friend, not a cog

Due to certain experiences recently, companies lay offs, general economic gloom something a friend told me not so long ago has come back to me with timley meaning; “Darragh, be a plug-in and not a cog“. Basically this means that you avoid fitting into the company machine, do not conform to medirocracy, do not be pushed into becoming a comdity. …

When the sun comes up; time to change

With all that is changing in the world recently; politically, socailly, economically, ideologicaly etc we are well and truely in a crisis. I believe that this crisis is being prolonged as we do not or cannot change, either way, change is the solution and lack of change is the pain being felt.

All of this brought to mind an African proverb I saw some time ago, long before this crisis and I think it sums up this brave new world. You can interpret it has being positive or negative that will depend on the individual and I think that the change that is now needed will also start with the individual and work it’s way up to bigger things.