Entries by chriscurnow

Pink Drive

Just been reading Dan Pink’s latest book Drive – the surprising truth about what motivates us. One of those books I read to confirm everything I already believe about motivation. As Pink says, we’ve know what really motivates people for decades, but we still cling to motivational techniques (eg pay linked to KPIs) that all […]

What happens when purpose is forgotten?

Haven’t been following Queensland much lately but wondered why everyone was saying Anna Bligh was so toxic in the state. Went searching and found this fascinating and articulate article on the topic. The biggest danger for political parties of all persuasions is a focus on power for power’s sake. NSW Labor comes to mind and […]

The modern world began in 1919

“The Modern World began on 29 May 1919 when photographs of a solar eclipse, taken on the island of Principe off West Africa and at Sobral in Brazil, confirmed the truth of a new theory of the universe.”1 The new theory of the universe was Einstein’s General Relativity, a radical, mysterious, new explanation of gravity, […]

Tribes

I finally got around to watching this talk by Seth Godin on Tribes this morning. It got me thinking about another discussion I’ve been having recently on Thought Leaders Central regarding the perennial Mac vs PC debate. We don’t make buying decisions based on which product best suits our needs at the lowest cost. At one […]

Symphony and the power of intention

In this article I discuss the connection between AWARENESS, INTENTION and SYMPHONY. When you walked in the front door of your office this morning what was in your mind? I’m guessing there were probably 101 things ranging from dealing with an under-performing staff member to the argument you had with your teenager this morning. Perhaps […]

Education standards are falling?

Do you think education standards are falling? I would hazard a guess that almost everyone reading this completed Year 9 (of Form 3) Maths (or Math is some countries.) Here are some questions from the 2009 Year 9 NAPLAN Numeracy test. See how you go. You’re welcome to tell me what you think the answers […]

Silicon Valley sidelines best talent

The NYT article here raises two issues dear to our hearts at The Spiral Path: discrimination against women in the workplace and cultures that frustrate innovation. In another string to the argument business is irrational and makes decisions that hinder productivity and profit,  this piece in the New York Times points out the prevailing culture of […]