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    Certificates, Yes and No
    28/07/2014

    Certificates, Yes and No

    It seems that the debate around certificates will never end.

    Some people and organizations ask me to provide official certificates for participants of Management 3.0 events. What we offer now is a simple “Certificate of Attendance”. It only says that we confirm that a person participated in the event, and that he or she was physically present in the room. That’s all. We cannot certify knowledge or understanding, because I don’t know of any “tests” to validate that a person understands and is able to apply Management 3.0 principles and practices.

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    Purpose, Not Discipline
    24/07/2014

    Purpose, Not Discipline

    I tried running a few years ago, but I stopped because of shin splints and impossible work schedules.

    I tried a fitness school, for several months, but I hated all the machines and uninteresting equipment.

    I tried Pilates exercises, for a few days, but I found the exercises on a mat mind-numbingly boring.

    I tried swimming, for a week or two, but the pool was always crowded and it was far away from my home.

    I tried body-weight exercises, for exactly two days, but I found them too hard, which didn’t really motivate me.

    And I tried yoga, for less than a week, but it was as least as boring as the Pilates exercises.

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    Business or Pleasure? Boy or Girl?
    22/07/2014

    Business or Pleasure? Boy or Girl?

    Someone emailed to me, “I’m sorry to see you had to work on Saturday night.” I don’t understand why because the “work” was only a couple of emails that I sent. And I was happy to do that on a Saturday night, just like I was perfectly happy to spend the entire Tuesday morning shopping for a mountain bike.

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    My Zero-Tolerance to Bureaucracy Policy
    18/07/2014

    My Zero-Tolerance to Bureaucracy Policy

    Sometimes, event organizers ask me to fill out a form asking me for my company name, address, bank account number, bank name, tax number, and much more. They tell me they need this information in order to make their payment to me later. But I think this is a bit silly.

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    What About Cleaning Toilets?
    17/07/2014

    What About Cleaning Toilets?

    I often promote work-life fusion, quitting jobs that are not fulfilling, and seeking work that is a calling instead of just a career. But, I hear some people think, can this be true for everyone? Is there a great job, somewhere, for every person in the world?

    What about cleaning toilets?

    How can this work be fulfilling to anyone?

    Well, that depends…

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    Work-Life Fusion, not Work-Life Balance
    14/07/2014

    Work-Life Fusion, not Work-Life Balance

    Sometimes people ask me, “What do you mean with work-life fusion? How is that different from work-life balance?”

    Well…

    Work-life balance means using Twitter for your work-life and Facebook for your private life. Instead, I have friends, family, and business contacts everywhere! My 13th happy anniverselfie on Facebook was liked by 86 people, half of them were friends and family, and the other half were business contacts. I call that work-life fusion.

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    Registration Opens for More Workshops
    10/07/2014

    Registration Opens for More Workshops

    I’m very happy to say that the Management 3.0 Workout sessions so far have been well received, and they’re getting […]

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    A Typical Conversation on Twitter
    09/07/2014

    A Typical Conversation on Twitter

    writer: “I believe that A is true.”

    reader: That’s stupid. Everyone knows that A’ is true.”
    writer: “I wasn’t referring to A’. I was talking about A.”

    reader: There’s nothing wrong with A’.”

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    Try to Be 50% Wrong from Both Sides
    07/07/2014

    Try to Be 50% Wrong from Both Sides

    When extremists on both sides claim that you’re 50% wrong, you can feel confident that you’re probably right where you should be. […]

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    My Best Diagram Ever: the Celebration Grid
    04/07/2014

    My Best Diagram Ever: the Celebration Grid

    At the Spark the Change conference in London, someone tweeted, “This one slide was worth the ticket price!” which was then retweeted more than 30 times. I got similar great comments from people in my workshops. And yes, I agree. My celebration grid might be the best model I ever created. It is based on the work by Donald Reinertsen, but I tried to visualize what he said in many more words.

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    Three Ways to Run (Your Business)
    01/07/2014

    Three Ways to Run (Your Business)

    I’ve learned that there are three approaches to running (your business).

    The first is to create goals for yourself, maybe with a training (change) program. You start running and try to run 5 km. When the pain doesn’t kill you, you could set yourself a target for next time: 6 km. And if you survive that ordeal then maybe next time you can run 7 km. This goes on and on until either you run a marathon, or you never run again because of the shin splints, wrecked knees, and the terrible pain in your back.

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    Are You Going to ALE 2014?
    26/06/2014

    Are You Going to ALE 2014?

    Did you know ALE is the only event where I pay so that I can attend?
    I hope to see you in August in Kraków.

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