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Curiosity doesn't kill cats...it just makes them very interesting.

by Rick Baker
On Nov 10, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Maybe, curiosity kills cats; definitely, curiosity motivates people.

Perhaps, many animals are curious. Certainly, some are...cats have a reputation for it. Human beings must be the most curious animal on Earth. Curiosity is in our DNA. Curiosity is the root of innovation, invention, and creativity.

I don't think curiosity kills cats...it just makes them very interesting.

When you display anger people get defensive. (Wow -Who'd have seen that coming!)

by Rick Baker
On Nov 6, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Some say we should not thwart the natural energy captured in the form of anger.

Perhaps, a bit of anger in the workplace is OK. As long as you're OK with a bit of defensiveness. 

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Emotions & Feelings @ Work | Humour | Thought Tweets

It's tough to enjoy the humour at your office when it all happens behind your back.

by Rick Baker
On Oct 26, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

The missed-joys of bad-boss oblivion, when ignorance creates behind-the-back bliss. 

What you don't know can be damned funny. 

What you don't know won't hurt you...well, at least not directly.

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Criticism: Constructive Criticism is an Oxymoron | Humour | Thought Tweets

How To Create A Real Scary Sales Monster [a recipe]

by Rick Baker
On Oct 19, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

I created a real scary sales monster.

Really, I am not 100% sure how I did it.

I just know I did it.

Actually, I did it more than once in my career.

I somehow created some high-octane sales beasties that were real scary.

While I don't have the exact recipe I do know the key ingredients and the key process steps:

1.     Take 2 big egos - make sure one is your own and the other junior [junior, in the hierarchical sense or you will not be able to claim credit for the creation of the Sales Monster]

2.     Apply some loud volume.

3.     Blend the big egos together harshly with some lofty goals.

4.     Send the junior ego out to the field under very-tight time deadlines.

5.     Allow a free run for a few days.

6.     Voila - a Sales Monster.

[bon appetit]

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Humour | Sales | Thought Tweets

The more you squeeze their heads in the vice the less clearly they think.

by Rick Baker
On Oct 18, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

While a little pressure may go a long way, constructive criticism is an oxymoron and excessive criticism is guaranteed to cause headaches.

You don't see yourself the way others see you. Need proof? Look in a mirror. See - you already got it backwards.

by Rick Baker
On Oct 5, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

When we invented mirrors we invented a useful tool...mirrors allow us to do wonderful things like checking out our new suit and fixing our make-up before we leave the house in the morning. When you take a bit of time to think about it...isn't it a little annoying that when we think we get those things right we actually get them 100% backwards. The other 7,000,000,000 people out there see us and everything about us the exact opposite way. 

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Beyond Business | Humour | Thinking as in Think and Grow Rich | Thought Tweets

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