What title to put on a business card?

Paul KEWENE-HITE (Paul Kewene-Hite | LinkedIn) said, last night (“Entrepreneurship: Embracing Uncertainty” INSEAD MBA Master Class follow-up (photos), 2012.04.03, Radisson BLU Hotel – Get a result now!), a thing similar to this (approximate quote):

Most people have business cards with titles – „I’m a marketing manager”. Instead, they should focus on skills – „I can help you with creating your brand, I can design flyers, I have skills in product development”.

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How to have a care-free phone

Sometimes, my phone, in the pocket, does strange things, like calling people. Two days ago, it rang a person, the first in my address book. And I thought of a thing to prevent this from going wrong. The solution? Put in the address book first persons with whom you have a very good relation and with whom the cost of a call won’t be high (same network, for example). So, I added four „Aa. First name Last name” contacts in the address book (actually, I renamed old ones). And now I’m happy with the result. :)

"Visibility, control and support" – the requirements for a successful roller-coaster business

Paul KEWENE-HITE (Paul Kewene-Hite | LinkedIn) said, last night (“Entrepreneurship: Embracing Uncertainty” INSEAD MBA Master Class follow-up (photos), 2012.04.03, Radisson BLU Hotel – Get a result now!), a thing similar to this (approximate quote):

„Visibility, control and support” are the basic requirements for a successful roller-coaster business. More than this, the requirements can be applied to pretty much everything (life, relationships, other business models).

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Follow-up: „Entrepreneurship: Embracing Uncertainty” INSEAD MBA Master Class follow-up (photos), 2012.04.03, Radisson BLU Hotel

Hello,

Yesterday (2012.04.03) evening I took part to INSEAD (INSEAD The Business School for the World) Master Class & MBA/EMBA Information Sessions (INSEAD – MBA – Events – Europe), Tuesday 3 April 2012 from 7.00pm to 10.00pm. This event was kindly hosted by Coface Romania (www.coface.ro). Location: Radisson BLU Hotel – Hotel Bucharest – Radisson Blu Hotel, Bucharest (Atlas 1) Calea Victoriei Street 63-81 Bucharest 010065 • Romania

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„You don’t live online”

I work a lot online, for three months I have been online for about 60 hours a week, on average, each week, as monitored by Rescue Time (Time Management, Productivity, & Project Tracking Software (Mac/PC) | RescueTime). I get this feeling a lot – „Oh, I’m online, I promote an online brand, things should be online”. To some degree, it’s true. Online is, in a lot of cases, a good investment for promotion, brand recognition, selling, cross-selling and so on. What I do tend to forget is that, people don’t live online. Sure, me and others spend a lot of time online, but online is not the only place things happen. Thus a conclusion: When promoting something, when selling something, when trying to push a message, always remember your customers don’t live only online, don’t buy only online and don’t get information from online media only.

"Power is taken, not given" (approximate quote by Sandra PRALONG)

At an event organized by Diverta – “De ce m-am întors în România?” (why did I return to Romania?), book launch, Sandra PRALONG said something similar to this: „Power is taken, not given”. Captain Planet, a cartoon character has a key phrase: Once his work is done, Captain Planet returns to the Earth, restoring the Planeteers’ powers. When he does this, Captain Planet reminds viewers of the message of the series with his catchphrase, „The Power Is Yours!” (source – Captain Planet and the Planeteers – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) Well, an adaptation to the phrase would be „Dare to take your own power”. On the other hand, the receivers could say „The power is mine/ours!”, rather than „Thanks for the power, Captain Planet”. :) P.S.: Also see: Act fast, without the whole picture – Get a result now!

The opposite of love is fear

It may look obvious – the opposite of fear is hatred. Yet, this evening, at a workshop, I found out a new idea: The opposite of love is fear Do I agree? Nicolae STEINHARDT treasures courage a lot. It’s also an important theme in „The Grey„. I never thought of the subject in such a way. It seemed, to me, as different subjects – love / hate / indifference on one part and fear / courage on a different part. Yet, it seems, they are, somehow, opposites on the same line. Interesting.