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Giving 100% - Ty Bennett

By cmiadmin | May 17, 2017 | Comments Off

Do you give 100% at work, at school, and at home? Some people probably think of giving 100% this way: 12% for Monday, 23% for Tuesday, 40% for Wednesday, 20% for Thursday, 5% for Friday = 100%. Too many people coast through life, only doing what is required to get by. Giving 100%, 100% of the time is the effort required to stop getting by and start getting ahead. It is the difference between playing not to lose and playing to win.

Living by design and not default. Giving 100% will separate you from the rest. It will build your integrity and your results.

John Wooden was one of the greatest basketball coaches of all time. His ten NCAA national championships in a 12-year period while at UCLA are unmatched by any other college basketball coach. John used to tell his players, “Give 100% today, because you can’t make up for it by giving 110% tomorrow. You don’t have 110%, you only have 100%, and that’s what I want from you right now.”

Giving 100%, 100% of the time builds a reputation of dependability. It allows you to build your character and your capacity. It is an investment in integrity that will transform your results. Patricia Aburdene, author of “Megatrends 2010” said, “Transcendent values like trust and integrity, literally translate into revenue, profits and prosperity.”

Give 100%, 100% of the time and you will gain respect and a reputation for getting things done.

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Invest in People - Ty Bennett

By cmiadmin | May 16, 2017 | Comments Off

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Congrats to Vinh and Pei Wen!

By cmiadmin | May 15, 2017 | Comments Off
Huge Congratulations to our wonderful speaker Vinh Giang and his wife Pei Wen on the birth of their first child, Xander Giang. Already, he's starting to show his personality to the world. We're told he loves to spread his arms wide and does the thinking pose. Look Our World - here comes Xander!!! We can hardly wait to meet him.

Conquer Scarcity Thinking - Tim Sanders

By cmiadmin | May 09, 2017 | Comments Off

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Gaming and what the rise of professional eSports means for 21st century brands - Mike Walsh

By cmiadmin | May 09, 2017 | Comments Off

Nikolaj Nyholm is one of the most prolific European entrepreneurs and investors. When I first met him many years ago, he was on the verge of selling his pioneering image recognition company, Polar Rose, to Apple. Previously, he also founded Speednames/Ascio (acquired by Group NBT) and Imity (acquired by Zyb/Vodafone). Nikolaj’s new passion is gaming. His latest venture is RFRSH, an esports marketing and media rights company working with a growing number of the best player-owned esports teams including Astralis, Godsent, Heroic, and Norse. I caught up with Nikolaj at his brand new elite, training facility in Copenhagen to talk about the future of professional gaming, digital branding and the art of avoiding tilting.

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Managing Challenges - Robyn Benincasa

By cmiadmin | May 02, 2017 | Comments Off

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Cities, women and the rise of the multi-urban corporation - Mike Walsh

By cmiadmin | May 02, 2017 | Comments Off

I met Kjell Nordström a number of years ago in Oslo. He and his colleague Jonas Ridderstrale, had together written the international bestselling book, ‘Funky Business’, and were the undisputedly bald, brilliant rockstars of Swedish innovation. Fortunately, I was able to catch Kjell once more, while I was visiting Norway last week. Currently a Professor at the Institute of International Business (IIB) at the Stockholm School of Economics, Kjell is an expert on global markets, big ideas and creativity. We spoke about his latest book, ‘Urban Express’, co-authored with Per Schlingmann, which details why the future belongs to cities, women and new types of global organizations.

Do You Think Inward or Outward? - Ty Bennett

By cmiadmin | Apr 26, 2017 | Comments Off

It’s not about you – it’s about them!

  • The focus of an influencer is always on the audience.
  • If you are a speaker – it’s about the people listening to you.
  • If you are in sales – it’s about your customer or prospect.
  • If you are a leader – it’s about the people you are leading.
  • If you are a teacher – it’s about your students.
  • If you are a parent – it’s about your children

Almost everyone has this backwards. They think being influential means they need to become polished or powerful. Influence, though, is all about the audience. Be it an audience of one or one thousand. When it’s about them, they get it, and we grow in their eyes.

I think one of the keys to success is developing outward thinking.

By thinking out instead of in, by concentrating on others instead of on us, a tremendous transformation takes place. We go from inner directed to outer directed, from taker to giver, from self-centered to others-focused, from tightfisted to generous, from shortsighted to farsighted, from selfish to selfless. We begin to see and act on behalf of others’ needs ahead of our own; our thoughts are in terms of “we” instead of “me.”

My son Tanner is a great example to me of what it means to think outward. In our family he is described as a peacemaker, kind and everyone’s friend. Six years ago I wrote this about Tanner and it continues to describe him.

“My two-year-old, Tanner, loves his older sister Andie, who is four. He follows her around, copies her every action, wants what she wants, explores where she explores. I’ve noticed that every time I give Tanner a piece of gum, a cookie, fruit snacks, a drink, or a prize, he invariably asks for one for Andie. He does this instinctively, without hesitation and without thinking. Sometimes she’s not even there, but he’ll still ask for it, and then he will save it for her. It is an unspoken demonstration of outward thinking, of looking out for another. It’s the way we all should be.”

I try to live up to Tanner’s example and move my thinking from inward to outward.

As you develop outward thinking – you will develop better relationships, build a stronger reputation and grow your influence.

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Finding Inspiration Within - Cary Mullen

By cmiadmin | Apr 25, 2017 | Comments Off

Learn how Cary Mullen overcame a huge injury to pursue his skiing dreams.

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Nanosatellites, global networks, and the new race for space - Mike Walsh

By cmiadmin | Apr 24, 2017 | Comments Off

Matt Pearson, along with Fleet’s other two co-founders, saw an opportunity to use nanosatellites to enable the world’s next industrial revolution, the connection of the estimated 75 billion devices set to come online over the next decade. Beginning in 2018, their plan is to launch more than 100 nanosatellites into space to create a free, global network. Just following a recent fundraising with Niki Scevak at Blackbird Ventures, Atlassian co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes and other investors - I caught up with Matt in Sydney to talk about why the future of global communications is cheap, small and disposable.