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All that Jazz – Harvard style

November 20th, 2017

Imagine for a moment you are a Jazz player improvising in some dark moody New York basement Jazz club.  Enter their world. You are able to turn the music on the paper into an ecstatic jazzed up version that silences the audience. You know you have a winner on your hands. Music that rings true […]

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Harvard Business School and Burlesque!

November 16th, 2017

    A few months ago, around the time I was accepted for the Harvard Business School MBA subject “Disruption and Innovation”, I started my first Burlesque class.  You may wonder what have these two topics got in common with each other. Heaps. They are both methods and ways to get immersed in new thinking, […]

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Super Power You for Fun

November 14th, 2017

Do you let yourself have Fun? What has this got to do with the Super Power you are? I am just about to send in my final paper for the Harvard Disruption and Innovation program on, how I can apply the theories to Creating Encores and what corrections do I need to make? It is […]

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What’s your value?

November 9th, 2017

Photo credit: Matthew Murphy Do you know what your value is both personally and professionally? As I am heading towards the finish line of the Harvard disruption and innovation program, I am aware that many of the case studies make one point very clear. For products and businesses to succeed there has to be an enormous […]

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What type of career path are you on?

November 8th, 2017

Where is your career path,  job or business heading? Could you be similar to 400 Alumni from Harvard who were interviewed and asked this question. “Is your success now a result of the strategy you began with or have you had to change due to market conditions?” The answer – 93% said to be the […]

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This works every time – Why?

November 2nd, 2017

Why does “this work every time”? What is it? It’s Meditation for the busy person. As I move towards the final weeks of Harvard Disruption and Innovation modules, I have been feeling both exhilarated and brain tired. Topped up with as much information as I can absorb at present, I have revived the one thing that […]

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Can you make this happen?

October 31st, 2017

  As I move over the half way point of my Harvard Disruption and Innovation program, I have asked myself how can I keep growing and energising myself when its all over? Here is a way to illustrate this point.  We all have a tremendous amount of expertise and knowledge of the career, job, profession, […]

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Friday’s Question, Are you moving forward?

October 26th, 2017

Friday’s Question –  Have you been Disruptive this year?  Who would have thought that NZ this time last week would have a young female Prime Minister Jacinda Arden. She has truly Disrupted an election that seemed like a surefire win for the conservative National Party. She is Leader of the Labour Party, who have not […]

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Competitive edge is not about your Niche

October 23rd, 2017

  This past week I have been studying a new theory that has challenged me to rethink how I market and position Creating Encores and my target Niche or “My competitive Edge”. In every training program I have done we have been told to put together all the attributes that we believe makes up our […]

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Are you the Go to Person, Why Not?

October 19th, 2017

As I finish another week with the Harvard Interruption and Innovation course with my Professor Clay Christensen (in photo), I marvel at the new ideas and material that I have been exposed to in just a couple of weeks. Imagine if you had the opportunity to meet and work with some of the most inspiring […]

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