How would you define being frightened? Perhaps, the anxiety of failing in front of adversity or change. That anxiety takes comfort in status quo. Timing’s not right. The market’s not ready. Let’s wait ‘n see (what the other guy’s up to). Some are quite witty when it comes to argumenting status quo and the board buys it. “One mistake board members […] make is that they reward the scared but hyper-confident CEO, instead of calling him on the carpet as he rages at change.” But for how long? In some parts of the world, a business error is shunned upon, out-of-the-box thinkers are criticized, high-risk ventures are rejected from the start. I don’t see room for progress there. Unless that’s exactly their purpose : to be a top-notch second best but make everyone think they came up with the idea FIRST. Yikes.
…for idea workers, misusing Twitter, Facebook and various forms of digital networking are the ultimate expression of procrastination…Busy does not equal important. Measured doesn’t mean mattered.
Can your writing have an accent? Of course it can. Not just grammar errors, but sentence length, exclamation marks and your vocabulary all tag you. Thand you Seth for pointing that out! My accent would be a native French Canadian who’s worked in English for half of her active life but thinks in French and reacts with her Middle Eastern genes. Simple, ay?
Suddenly the new media comes along and the rules are different. You’re not renting an audience, you’re building one. You’re not exhibiting at a trade show, you’re starting your own trade show.