Business Motivation – Better Working Through Chemistry

When it comes to business motivation, the traditional focus has understandably been on psychology. The eternal quest for improved productivity has centred on the mind and creating the philosophical conditions under which positive mind sets are easily both achieved and sustained. Ever since Napoleon Hill penned the seminal Think And Grow Rich all the way […]

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Banish the Blame

Do you blame others for something that you could conceivably do something about? These days we all seem to live in a blame culture. Parents blame teachers for their children’s poor performance at school, dieters blame their work colleagues bringing in cakes for the fact they can’t seem to lose weight, while many of us […]

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Navigating Your Own Path

Navigating Your Own Path

Many individuals have a gap between who they are and who they actually want to be (or are capable of being). Navigating Your Own Path? In order to bridge any kind of physical gap (ie get nearer the destination) it’s often necessary to consult a map. That’s because a map allows us to see exactly […]

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Don’t Be Afraid to Dream Big

Walt Disney did it and Martin Luther King coined a famous phrase based on it. We’re talking about dreaming, of course. Both the idea and the reality of dreaming is to dare to desire. And the bigger our dream is, the more we desire it. Most of us are aware of Civil Rights leader Martin […]

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A New Dawn of Leadership

The search for the traits of great leaders has been studied for many years. The philosophical writings of Plato’s discussed the question “What qualities distinguish an individual as a leader?” Underlying this was the recognition of the importance of leadership and the belief that leadership is in the characteristics that certain individuals possess. When it […]

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Teaching our kids to be Entrepreneurs

We at Future Diamond recently heard Cameron Herold talk at a Ted Convention called “Raising Kids to Be Entrepreneurs” – The best business leaders are passionate about aiding children to be entrepreneurs. Cameron Herold helps entrepreneurs all over the world. He is one of the Worlds most innovative business leaders as you will see in […]

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Don’t Rush To Judge

Don’t Rush To Judge

How often do you judge other people just by what they look like? Do you judge fellow passengers on the train, for instance, immediately pigeonholing them into a particular occupation? Maybe you assume every bad driver is a woman? It’s pretty common to pass judgement on other human beings – but more often than not […]

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Global Change Starts Locally

Are you influenced by the world around you? In his book “How the News Makes Us Dumb: The Death of Wisdom in an Information Society” a certain Professor C. John Sommerville at the University of Florida blames the news for making us less cultured. He claims we become desensitized to inhumane events because we see […]

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Failure Is Inevitable; Defeat Isn’t

Failure isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Making mistakes can bring us to a new understanding of things. After all, isn’t life all about learning? And the best way to gain new information and insight is often to learn from our mistakes (or perceived ‘failure’). Thomas Edison, inventor of the light bulb (amongst numerous other items), […]

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Understanding Your Impulses

Understanding Your Impulses

How much do your emotional impulses control your actions? In many individual cases the answer is probably “a lot.” But then, it’s not easy to let rational thinking take control. Take binge eating or excessive shopping for instance. We know we shouldn’t do it (at least the rational side of our brain does) but we […]

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