1. Tell her she’s pretty, but tell her other good things about herself more. 2. Teach her that handymen don’t have to be men. 3. Let her play in the mud. 4. Remember that the way you talk about and treat women will have a lasting impact. 5. Teach her the correct names for her genitals, and use them matter-of-factly. 6. Indulge her imagination. 7. Cry when the family pet dies. 8. Teach her honesty and integrity in relationships by demonstrating them in yours. 9. Read her books with great heroes — both boy and girl heroes. 10. Teach her that she has power over her own body and sexuality. 11. Teach her about male sexuality without fear-mongering. 12. Share music with each other. 13. Dress like a princess if she asks you to … And let her dress like a Power Ranger if she wants. 14. Go with her to the nail salon and each of you get a pedicure. 15. Include her in your favorite hobbies. 16. Let her put on shows for you. Then put on a silly show for her. 17. Let her choose any color she wants for one wall in her room. 18. Roughhouse with her. 19. Inspire her with women role models who excel in traditionally male-dominated fields or activities. 20. Don’t shame her for what she wants to wear — but exercise the power to modify. 21. Look her in the eyes and have a real conversation at least once every single day that you’re together. 22. As she gets older, tell her the truth about drugs. Don’t use scare tactics, be honest. 23. Teach her that “No” means “No”, for both herself and others. 24. Allow her to be girly if that’s her thing, but don’t force her to be if she’s not. 25. If she’s still little enough, hold her until she falls asleep sometimes.
It feels like NOKIA started to go into hibernation mode at the same time when Mark started to develop facebook - or was it while the first iPhone was introduced!?
NOKIA took a long nap, and is just one in the long row of companies and corporations to underestimate Apple, competition, overall market momentum.
NOKIA is one of the most prominent examples of underestimating emerging competitors, while overestimating - for years and years and years - their own potential.
Today markets are de/constructed by a single person/idea. Today markets are de/constructed from outside the market.
You better adapt to that.
"Digitalization, the web, and mobility maximize human's individuality, independence, and impatience with unprecedented power.
Still too many managers, brands, and businesses are trapped in now obsolete structures, concepts, and cultures. Too much did they invest in their old beliefs and yesterday's successes to abandon them for good.
New entrepreneurs create revolutionary, skyrocketing business models and markets, products and services - unmatched by traditional brands and managers.
The corporate minds must finally outgrow themselves and live courageously entrepreneurial independence, brilliance, and relevance. A paradigm shift is overdue."
Driving home from our The Third Club Lunch Düsseldorf where we - among others - spoke about the advantage of a qualitative vs a quantitative business approach, I remembered a post from Ken Segall I read a few days ago.
This is the essence, but please do read his full post:
"Apple co-founder, the late Steve Jobs, actively resisted any behavior he believed representative of the way big companies think -- even though Apple had been a big company for many years. When he called a meeting or reported to a meeting, his expectation was that everyone in the room would be an essential participant. Spectators were not welcome.
This was based on the somewhat obvious idea that a smaller group would be more focused and motivated than a large group, and smarter people will do higher quality work.
How many overpopulated meetings do you sit through during the course of a year? How many of those meetings get sidetracked or lose focus in a way that would never occur if the group were half the size?
How to Have a Great Meeting
1. Throw out the least necessary person at the table. 2. Walk out of this meeting if it lasts more than 30 minutes. 3. Do something productive today to make up for the time you spent here."