Tuesday 30 December 2008

Making the New Year happy

My wife and I have just spent 3 great days with two of our best friends.
I have been reminded yet again of the joy of friends and family.

To make this new year a happy one, serving our friends and family first is key.

“When you seek happiness for yourself it will always elude you.
When you seek happiness for others you will find it yourself.”
Albert Einstein

To help you get this new year off to a great start I recommend Juan Mann's free hugs campaign video on YouTube.
You can watch it here and the finding joy quotes from the Founder of Simple Truths, Mac Anderson. See them here

Wishing you and yours joy in 2009.

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International business speaker on why doing good is good for business

Sunday 14 December 2008

Expect More From 2009

This year is the 3rd time I have been a contributing author to an ebook organised by my good friend and internet marketing guru Gihan Perera. This years offering contains 40 articles by thought leaders on how to make the best of the year. You can download it here. Enjoy!

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strategic advisor to difference makers

Sunday 7 December 2008

Business and Human Rights Resource Centre

As a researcher and speaker on corporate social responsibility I am always on the look out for the latest research particularly information and insights about what is actually happening in the marketplace as different to all the rhetoric. I have not come across a better resource than the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre. Find them here This organisation tracks the positive and negative impacts of over 2700 companies, in 160 countries.

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Strategic advisor to difference makers

Thursday 4 December 2008

Branson's a builder of our new world

I have read all of Sir Richard Branson’s books. I also regularly fly on his airlines and use his mobile phone services, so I am obviously a fan. His latest book ‘Business Stripped Bare’ is in my view his best yet. I particularly enjoyed the chapter on Social Responsibility.

Branson writes “Several years ago, I realised that if Virgin really wanted to make a difference with some of the tougher issues facing humanity, we had to start pulling together everything we were doing.” The result was Virgin Unite. “Our fundamental belief is that doing good is great for business. It’s not about the ‘golden charitable cheque’ but, rather, it’s about making sure that we leverage everything we have across our businesses ... There is such a thing as enlightened self interest, and we should encourage it. It is possible to turn a profit while making the world a better place.”

May there be more Richard Branson’s leading our businesses. For more on Virgin Unite click here

You can read 43 pages of Branson's book by clicking on the arrows on the book cover below. Enjoy.

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strategic advisor to difference makers