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November 5, 2011

Permission, conformity, compliance, plain boring uniformity? Is that the pattern of working life?

Well, in some areas a definite routine is essential. I’d not like to fly the Atlantic wondering whether the big bird carrying me had been maintained by engineers each of whom “did their own thing”.

But in so many areas of business and employment there’s room for initiative, for imagination, for flare, for individuality, for “spark”. In Poke the Box Seth Godin argues, “Compliance is no longer a competitive advantage”.

As the Amazon review puts it:

Poke the Box is a manifesto by bestselling author Seth Godin that just might make you uncomfortable. It’s a call to action about the initiative you’re taking-– in your job or in your life. Godin knows that one of our scarcest resources is the spark of initiative in most organisations (and most careers)-– the person with the guts to say, “I want to start stuff.” Poke the Box just may be the kick in the pants you need to shake up your life.

“Poke the Box” by Seth Godin (2011)

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Photography for Your Web Site or Blog

20 September 2011

Do you use photography on your blog? Probably yes. Maybe you use stock photographs from an online provider. But possibly you have an online business which requires you to take your own photographs, such as a physical goods business (maybe selling on eBay) or a travel-related blog on which you discuss places you’ve visited yourself. […]

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