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Are you In? Or are you Out?

November 21, 2008

It’s the fundamental question about Great Work, the starting point. Are you up for this, or are you not? Are you stepping forward into Great Work or stepping back? Of course, the slippery easy answer is:  “Yes, sure I’m up

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Can you tell a story?

November 20, 2008

Apparently, there’s some concern that Hollywood (of all places) is losing the knack.  It’s not so much the obscure avant-garde French movies that are a concern, but rather the way social media (Twitter = 140 characters = not much room

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Who do you want to talk to? To listen to?

November 19, 2008

As part of the Find Your Great Work book, I’ve been doing a series of interviews called (unimaginatively enough) The Great Work Interview series. Partially inspired by TED, I’ve been reaching out to cool and funky people who I think

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How to make a plan

November 13, 2008

Today my business partner (and as it happens, wife) will be sitting down to make plans. We do this every six months or so, a time to hit the pause button, step out of the minutiae and ask ourselves just

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Great Work Strategy #2: What’s Next?

November 12, 2008

Strategy, it’s said, is a visual art.  It’s the capacity to see wider and deeper and longer – and to make some decisions based on that. One thing that gets in the way of our capacity to be strategic is

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Remembering … 90 years on

November 11, 2008

How do you write about the enormity of The Great War? From Australia and Canada, my two homelands, thousands and thousand and thousands of young men died. It’s 90 years since that peace treaty was signed. => What battles are

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