Archive for the ‘Anecdotes’ Category

112 – FedEx helicopter story absolutely positively flies

If you give your employees guiding principles rather than rules, they will do amazing things. Listen to hear special guest Doug Keeley’s favourite business story of all time.

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111 – Apple devours Blackberry pie slice

Don’t get too fixed in your thinking, be ready to shift or adapt. Listen to hear how one CEO, set in his ways, caused his company’s market share to plummet.

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110 – Foreign ideas triggering the cultural immune system

Having an impact often depends on asking good questions. Listen to hear how the global phenomenon that is Earth Hour was born out of a question.

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Rerelease 007 – Saving the Citicorp skyscraper

It can be tempting to turn away from seemingly insurmountable problems, but collaboration will help you find a solution. Listen to hear how a structural engineer saved thousands of people and his reputation through teamwork.

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109 – New corn idea falls on deaf ears

Change is challenging, and you can’t expect everyone to pick it up immediately. Listen to hear the story behind the insight that produced the innovation diffusion theory.

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108 – Jobs fit for a condor

Steve Jobs was a fantastic storyteller. Listen to hear how, instead of endlessly listing features and benefits, he used an analogy to explain the importance of computers.

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107 – You just might do it if you don’t know you can’t

Mindset has an incredible impact on performance. Listen to hear how success often depends on our expectations.

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106 – Canoes across the Rockies

There are many lessons to be learnt from Lewis and Clark’s expedition to the west coast of the USA. Listen to hear how to use the story as an analogy.

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105 – A rose by any other clinical name

Often we dismiss signals that we should interpret. Listen to hear how one woman’s sense of smell established a new field of medicine. Podcasts are …

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104 – Quarterback payback

Our ability to predict is limited and assessing potential is no exception. Listen to hear how one famous football player was initially seriously underrated.

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