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The Power of Company Mottoes. — Monday Note. The Power of Company Mottoes. by Jean-Louis Gassée When we have trouble making sense of what a company says about its business, it’s a sure sign of trouble.
‘Without clear explanation there can be no successful execution.’ In this simple sentence at the end of a recent Monday Note, I was attempting to explain that the clarity of a company’s ‘What We Do Here’ statement (Verizon’s, in this case) is a strong predictor of the company’s future success. But given the questions from a handful of readers, I see that I wasn’t clear, and thus failed in the execution.
Today, I do penance. A first example comes from a (barely apocryphal) conversation in an engineer's "cube" decades ago. As it turned out, the test was on me. The gent belonged to the Brains and Arses school of organizations. We quickly came up with a two-word motto fit for my license plate and t-shirts, dissenters self-selected themselves away, and the organization coalesced around a clear goal. I exaggerate, of course.
Writing. The ultimate guide to free images. Where can you find free, quality images to use in blog posts or social media content?
It's a question with a lot of answers and caveats. Nearly every image created in the last 30 years is still protected by copyright—a protection that gives every image creator the exclusive right to use or reproduce their work. But you can find a public domain photo, use a Creative Commons image that might need attribution, or even create your own image. We'll explore all of these and more. Here are things to know before we start: What is Creative Commons? Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that enables the use of creativity and knowledge through free legal tools. There are various Creative Commons licenses that range from allowing any type of use with no attribution to allowing only certain uses and no changes.
What is public domain? Works in the public domain are those whose copyrights have expired, been forfeited or are inapplicable. Searchable photo databases 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Vol_20_No_2_Winter_1997-1998.
Reference. News media. Photography Tips & Tutorials. Personal interests. Presentation. Career wisdom in just 6 words. By Anne Fisher, contributor If someone asked you to sum up in six words what you've learned so far about how to succeed in business, what would you say?
When Smith magazine and consulting firm Mercer posed the question last year, they got thousands of entries, which they winnowed down to 400 for a book called Six Words About Work. A sampling of the winners: "Always start with assuming good intentions. " — Teri Edman"Don't hire geniuses, hire capable people. " — Larry Bradley"Persistence has more value than qualifications. " — Mitch Polack"Work like you own the company. " — John Thornton"Need the facts? Ask a secretary! " And speaking of bosses, how about a 42-word crash course in how to be a great one? "Took responsibilities very seriously, not himself.
" — Anita Sanders"Two ears, one mouth, engaged wisely. " — Bob Myers"Asked for ideas, and used them. " — Deborah A. Maybe you've never worked for a boss who inspired you to echo Dana Shaw's encomium -- "Shame he couldn't have superhero's cape. " Wellesley High grads told: “You’re not special” We’d been hearing good things over the weekend about Wellesley High School English teacher David McCullough, Jr.’s faculty speech to the Class of 2012 last Friday.
Here it is, in its entirety, courtesy of Mr. McCullough: Dr. Wong, Dr. Keough, Mrs. So here we are… commencement… life’s great forward-looking ceremony. But this ceremony… commencement… a commencement works every time. How to Write a Résumé: Advice for Older Job Seekers.