Those of you that track this blog will know that I occasionally post pieces that are flagged - 'three legs of a stool'. This happened to catch my eye today - which for me captures the challenge - isolation. The 'three legs of a stool' concept work great - but as you layer and layer and layer - well - them you get into the complexity - and arguably lose sight of the essence.

Venice Biennale 2013

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Pay …
… our financial reward, needed to physically survive

Purpose …
… our spiritual reward, needed to mentally survive

Play…
… because all work and no play makes Jack a very dull boy

This is how we break down portfolio life at Expert Alumni

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FIRST understand…
… peel back the onion and get to the nub of the question 

THEN deliver…
… the solution, the training, the product, the people …..

ALWAYS measure…
… if you don’t how will you know if you have succeeded ?

This is my method – what is yours ?

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Behavior and Gamification …
… the world is about people, their behaviours, their thoughts – can they be modified ?

Collaboration and Content …
… we all work together and produce – so that others can enjoy – do they ?

Intelligence and Analytics …
… you need to understand if what you are doing and writing and saying and videoing and is working – is it ?

These are the philosophies I focus on – where do you focus ?

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… helping them understand the fast and ever changing world around them .. so that they can change with it

Technology Companies …
… understanding their offer and working out how to make it a success

The Creative Professional  
… networking, connecting and working to help them succeed in the post internet world

 These are the markets I focus on – where do you focus ?

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… that forces transparency, openness , engagement and thus accelerates all aspects of business

Intelligence  
… to make sense of the ever forceful and widening firehose of material from which we drink daily

Knowledge  ….
… that breeds wisdom upon which is built the Future of Work

That is what interests me – what do you love ?