A Course in Creativity from Monty Python… 10 Reasons Why We Fail ……Econ Recon: Timing is Everything

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A Course in Creativity from Monty Python

The Monty Python comedy troupe earned lasting fame from its weekly show and movies like “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.”   If you’d like a course in the fundamentals of creativity from one of the troupe’s most creative and best known members, this 36 minute video featuring John Cleese artfully combines an analysis of creativity blended with that famous Python humor.    Might be a great video to kick off a marketing or planning meeting.

John Cleese on Creativity

 

Ten Reasons  Why We Fail

We often ask what makes for success….but why do we fail?  Here are ten reasons by Forbes Columnist David DiSalvo who has spent a career looking at such questions.   There are some cool article links on the same page that may be illuminating as well.

Econ Recon: Timing is Everything

Timing is everything.  It can be as risky to react too soon to an impending recession as it is to react too late.  Vistage Staff Economist Alan Beaulieu and principal of  The Institute for Trend Research advises  that “The US economy will be expanding for approximately two to four more quarters. Take advantage of that time to outmaneuver your parsimonious competitors. This is not the time to lower your sails in advance of the storm, but rather it is time to adjust your sails and take maximum advantage of the prevailing winds.”

Learn why Alan thinks that for the time being that it’s better to Adjust Your Sails for 2013 than to drop anchor and wait it out.



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