You know those kids at school who didn’t have to work and got an A+, well I was the kid who had to work really hard for my D-. In our school if you weren’t good academically you had one other way to redeem yourself: sport. Unfortunately I had the ...
October 17, 2011Justin
Earlier this year I started to feel business slip and then I saw that word in the papers – RECESSION! Looking at my mortgage payment I took in a deep breath and thought about two restaurant owners, John and Bill. John goes to a hospitality conference. Bill can’t make it. ...
October 8, 2011Justin
Death inspires the quest. Justin Cohen 1) The death of Steve Jobs. 2) How copper could save your life. The death of Steve Jobs A few weeks ago Apple briefly became the world’s most valuable company. It continues to be one of the most loved. Macs, Iphones, Ipods, and Ipads may not have changed ...
October 8, 2011Justin
One person with passion is better than forty people merely interested. E. M. Forster We talk a lot about passion in the corporate world. If you want to get ahead you’ve got to be passionate. But assuming we’re not talking about more office romance, what does that really mean? The word passion ...
September 30, 2011Justin
Life is a series of problems: you are in one now, you're just coming out of one, or you're getting ready to go into another one. Rick Warren In this week’s edition: 1) Love your problems 2) Interview on 3Talk about my book: The Astonishing Power of story 3) Feedback from Adcock ...
September 20, 2011Justin
You’ve heard it before, change is inevitable – except from a vending machine! What isn’t inevitable is whether we lead change, or change leads us. Charles Darwin didn’t say the strongest or fittest of the species will survive, he said those who most responsive to change will survive. I say ...
September 17, 2011Justin
So you want to know how I am? Well that old rugby injury feels like I’ve been stabbed with a panga, I’m sure my boss is Adolf Hitler’s granddaughter, my immigration papers for Australia have been rejected and I’m stuck here in the hellhole they call South Africa. The truth ...
August 17, 2011Justin
The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit. Nelson Henderson This week show cases a beautiful BigLittleStory about a true hero saving the planet while he saves his company millions. Piet Burger works at Tiger Brands, South Africa’s largest packaged consumer goods company. ...
July 20, 2011Justin
There seems to be an assumption that as a Jew one can’t respect Islam or that as a Muslim one can’t respect Judaism. This is ludicrous because in fact Judaism and Islam are closer than any other two religions. Not only are they monotheistic and share a single father, Abraham, ...
July 17, 2011Justin
Whenever I ask my workshop delegates who has goals, most people put up their hands. Then I ask ‘who has written, regularly reviewed goals that you’ve broken into sub goals with time-frames?’ Usually less than 5% of the group can put up their hands to that. Yet research shows that ...
June 17, 2011Justin