For an introduction to Dr. Emad Rahim I’m not sure where to start – the Killing Fields of Cambodia, the dangers of growing up in Brooklyn, abusive step-father and dyslexia to name a few. In this #TYBspotlight I try to find out the whole story of Dr Emad Rahim but I’m sure it’s just the tip of the iceberg.
Archive for the ‘Vision’ Category
Our progress through life is a chain that starts with imagination. Einstein once said: “Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.” Sir Ken Robinson describes imagination as a uniquely human quality that allows us to visit the past and the future, giving us the power to empathize and to bring to mind things that don’t yet exist. He describes creativity as applied imagination and innovation completes the chain by putting creativity into practice. Imagine, then, how little Adriana’s preview of life’s coming attractions was shattered on White Rock beach.
A startup or an SME, driven by passion, pressures and performance anxiety, may find little time to focus on branding but, sooner or later, they will have to face the consequences of not doing so. Typically, the first three years are the most crucial in a company’s existence. Within that timeframe, 95% of companies fail, which is amazing when you think of all the expertise, advice and assistance that’s available, these days. There may be many reasons for a company failing, but a lack of attention to branding is often a key factor.
No matter how successful you are, tomorrow is a new day and you better tackle it with a vengeance! Your competitors are.
The Pinch Points of Starting Up and How to Manage them While Your Business is Growing. Simple Steps to Manage the Growing Pains of Starting Up.
No matter what your goals are as a business owner, it’s important to review the pros and cons of growing your business in order to hone your vision and assess potential stumbling blocks before they arise.
As our e-based world increasingly blurs the line between our personal and professional lives, it’s important to make good use of our time. Yet the best approach is usually the one we resist the most.
Managing the careful act of remaining adept, focused and aware of opportunities, before they arise and being absolutely prepared for them. You’re well-connected to your market by listening to your customer, client, or whomever you service. In fact, you’re so well ‘tuned-in’ to them that you know what they’re likely to want before they want it.
What drives your search for answers to improve your business? Is it a deep understanding of who you are and what you do; is it an awareness of your objectives/goals and what you want for yourself and your organization… or is it something else? Whether we call it Internet overload, filter failure or just plain lack of clarity, sometimes we need to step back and examine our MO.
It’s becoming recognized in many organizations that collective creativity is the best way to address the complexity of our lives and create the biggest impact. An open process works far better than a closed one where we guard our ideas within a fortress of secrecy, and the creative process is much richer for it.