This Christmas, remember to send your greeting – differently!

Its the time of the year again. Besides the shopping, wrapping and baking (and eating of course), there’s also the Christmas greetings to be sent to your family, friends, customers, clients, partners… the list may be endless.

So like most people, you may start scrambling to get the cards out, scribble a warm wish and sign off. Many companies usually have all staff signing off, some even have cards pre-printed with all signatures. I’ve had my share of cards coming my way signed off this way. What can be more impersonal than that? In this day of paper and tree-saving, its almost a crime to do this again.

So imagine my delight to hear what a good friend is doing for all her clients and partners: send them a video greeting!

The company is Redbox Studio, located in Penang but serving clients all over Malaysia. Continue reading

Richard Branson Wants To Hear Your Ideas!

Got an idea for the next big thing?
Do you believe your idea will bring incredible impact to people’s lives?
Is it new, fresh, exciting and bold?

Can it meet the following:

  • Championing the consumer
  • Offering value for money
  • Delivering a quality product / experience
  • Driving innovation
  • Competitively challenging
  • And of course, having FUN!

Then the good news is, Richard Branson, billionaire Chairman of the Virgin Group, wants to hear it.

Don’t just take my word for it: Go here to find out more and see what it takes.

About Richard Branson.

Great Quotes About IDEAS!

Here’s a few great quotes that underline the importance of Ideas. Hope you enjoy reading them:

“Nearly every man who develops an idea works it up to the point where it looks impossible, and then he gets discouraged. That’s not the place to become discouraged.”
–  Thomas Edison

“If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas.” 
–  George Bernard Shaw 

An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.
– Oscar Wilde

Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life – think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success, that is way great spiritual giants are produced.
– Swami Vivekananda

An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea.
– Buddha

Good ideas are common – what’s uncommon are people who’ll work hard enough to bring them about.
– Ashleigh Brilliant

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11 Amazing Facts From the 16th Century!

I came across this some time ago, and it sparked my thinking. There’s so much we take for granted in the modern day, like how easily we rattle off some phrases like “Raining cats and dogs”, or labeling high-class people as “upper-crust”. But do you know the origins of such phrases.

The following facts surprised me in a delightful way. It also made me think that we take so much for granted today: need a cool drink? Open the  refrigerator; need to cool down? Go to an air-conditioned environment; or even having ceramic or porcelain plates to eat from. But just a few hundred years ago, life was indeed so much tougher without such modern-day conveniences and facilities.

It took some brains and great ideas to provide us these conveniences today, to give us an age of great wealth and abundance, and plenty of ease.

So the next time you take anything for granted, think first about the idea that sparked off its creation.

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Forget powerpoint: present with dance!

Next time you want to present something, use dancers instead of powerpoint.

Sounds crazy? Ah… but I say what a simple and brilliant idea! Think of the amazing possibilities you create with this idea:

  • You present, teach and entertain in a bold new way
  • You turn a boring presentation into a spellbinding session the audience remembers forever
  • Provide extra income for struggling dancers
  • You WILL stand out!

I came across this amazing idea from a TED Talk a friend sent me. And immediately I saw the brilliance behind it, in a creative standpoint. Continue reading