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listen, learn and engage

Category : John Davies, Renegade Business Network

Though the modern business world overflows with opportunity, the majority of the public nestles in fear of the future and instead clings to the past. While posting “opportunity” in a world grappling with the daily mention of “financial meltdowns” seems impossible to most, connectivity has given rise to truly a global village that further lowers the barriers to business entry.

Yet this Global Village in all its McLuhan grandeur has a sticking point, a link in the chain that seems to have rusted over as it is falling victim to the sins of a society trapped in fear, overwhelmed by arrogance and unready to welcome technological change as well as expanding investment in education.

There is little debate that the financial purse strings to a never ending supply of debt are being cut. Yesterday’s promise means little when the marker comes with another re-upping of debt and the only way to break the cycle is through education, which includes shifting with technological tides.

Dyed in wool contrarians can see this opportunity and like an apple blossom on tree it needs time to mature and ripen. It’s there, you can see it and just need to nurture it properly and the harvest will prove to be a bountiful but you must be willing to invest.

Yet seeing against the grain and nurturing are foreign to many who have been subjected to poor leadership that has laid blame anywhere other than pointing directly towards the mirror and acknowledging errors of the past. The future or at-least the present-day is the fault of collective society that has run amuck with nonsensical spending habits of a stream of widgets but carefully avoiding education or this not-so little thing called a “savings function”.

It is a hard and fast error to reduce funding in education as it only guarantees lowered job opportunities and an endless array of societal problems. The sins of the modern leader is not being truthful and informing the public that without a solid investment in education, the future will be bleak. For regions that do not invest in education or for matter allows budgets to be reduced in the area it is highly likely the only investment your area will see in the future is with low paying jobs, further brought on by a devalued currency. This should not give rise to the idea that education is purely related to job creation as its benefit runs deeps throughout all of society.

Yet the future does not need to be bleak as it merely requires the classic notion of a “flight to quality” but instead of accumulating a blue-chip equity portfolio, invest in education and begin bringing the gaps of connectivity. The social media revolution has put the doorway of opportunity within the grasp of many but now you must turn the handle and awaken to the possibilities of a business frontier where the barriers to entry crumble.

Listen, learn and engage.

This article was originally published at Helix World Media

Written by John Davies
©John Davies Worldwide Productions, 2011
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build and create honest relationships in your community

Category : Renegade Business Network

Within a recent question and answer period I was asked of the prevailing economy and my reason for guarded long-term optimism. I suspect the interviewer was expecting me to tap-dance away from the issue or certainly not respond that the prevailing problems were both easy to predict and identifiable.

The great problem that exists, despite the enormous capabilities of the Global Village, is the flight from creativity and evaporation of pride in your work. We, as a whole, have forgotten how to create and nurture thought but instead cut and paste and run off the market with pride of building and sold as many widgets as possible.

The solution set starts with building, not via sales but relationships. Relate to the marketplace with earnest and for that matter, enter your profession not because of the financial bottom-line but your passion for what you do. Where possible repair previous problems, like the darning of socks from a bygone era, by listening to the marketplace and show them you care with a gleaming product you have pride in creating. Stop regurgitating sales pitches in every social media outlet and engage your clientele not because an expert claims it’s the route to a better profit margin but you truly care. Through your actions, the marketplace will be educated on your products and services, not because of sales pitches on the proverbial soap box but everyday commitment and always listening.

By building and creating honest relationships in your community the economy will not only rebound but flourish in time as the old principles of values and ethics in business become the new. Once that is grasped firmly and in conjunction with the super connectivity of our modern Global Village success will be imminent.

This article originally appeared at Helix World Media

Written by John Davies
©John Davies Worldwide Productions, 2011
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John Davies is available on his personal page on Facebook and Twitter.

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special announcement Facebook / Skype video series with John Davies

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With the announcement of Facebook’s new video conference capabilities with Skype, Renegade Training™ is pleased to unveil a new interview feature with company founder John Davies.

Each Tuesday and Friday Renegade Training™ will have a series of ten minute slots available for free consultation with John Davies via Skype video conferencing. Topics may include John Davies’ approach to building leadership qualities, the need for ethics in sport, exercise and the many other topics he lectures on or personal interests.

Members of the teaching profession and their classrooms, law enforcement and military along with existing users of “Renegade” programs will be accorded priority registration but otherwise all others on a “first come, first served” basis.

If this is of interest, please leave your comment on the Renegade Training™ Facebook page or email sales@renegadestyle with the subject title “Facebook / Skype Video series”

As noted previously, John Davies is committed to improving education (http://helixworldmedia.com/2011/03/30/initiatives-in-education/) and quite naturally this is a logical step to assist readers across the globe. Please let us stress there will be absolutely no “sale up-sell” through this venture or commercial activities.

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like sheep to the slaughter

Category : John Davies, Renegade Business Network

She wore black not because it was this season’s look or it was featured in the endless log-rolled “newsworthy” stories of celebrities. She would not have cared of such nonsense in her day because she had style and knew that was not something you buy with your already over-burdened credit card but how you looked at life.

Yet style, along with values and “thinking” are sputtering today, a daily death rattle is heard as “tweets” and “status updates” serve as evidence as sheep follow along to what they are told. Thinking, conceptualizing thoughts have become a rare breed as soft lead pencil and tablet were replaced with cut and paste.

If I am too harsh on the epidemic of cut and pasting, then where pray tell are the opinions of many, the right, the wrong and all the in-between? They are missing and in its place, the ever-present cut and paste of a quote and banal commentary where every corner is filled with someone doing sophomoric stand-up without realizing they already are the punch line.

This not so little thing of Social Media has and will continue to change the world. The opportunities of a super connected world defies words but it requires more than cut and pasting, more than a fascination of oh-so darling celebrities and more than a smarmy fascination with this years Lolita.

Style goes well beyond the cut of the cloth or for that matter, why she wore black but of the type of people we are, our walk through life and the not so little thing of joie de vivre. Stemming the erosion of style or that matter quality of life oddly starts with appreciation each another and our world right now is in the ultimate of turning points where the hand of fellowship reaches across the globe in a second.

Have style, engage and share your thoughts and remember, sheep are led to slaughter and later served with mint sauce.

This article was originally released at Helix World Media

Written by John Davies
©John Davies Worldwide Productions, 2011
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John Davies is available on his personal page on Facebook and Twitter.

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Vampires, Zombies and a truly lost generation

Category : John Davies, Renegade Business Network

The low haze frequency drone you hear is the sound of a generation, lost without guidance in learning what was once common social skills and now titillated with yet another tale of vampire, zombies and any other “entertainment” project a budding Lolita can be cast into.

The sheer banality of what constitutes entertainment and please I cannot bring myself to call it “the arts” reflects the long-term spiral of education in our society as well as plummeting social skills and lack of appreciation of true art. With near pitchfork and burning torch fervour much of the mainstream turns its collective back on the arts and education, gleefully accepting drivel from the media and entertainment sector like the condemned chimp at the zoo barraged by peanuts from tourists. Yet this lost generation who laps up karaoke, gothic tales and anything else they are convinced to embrace via the endless layers of marketing, requite with paid paparazzi to feed the addiction to celebrity’s, are not products of their environment but victims of the lack of true leaders.

Education is far more than building a career and improves all of society and quality of life. While I do not wish to lower the importance of enhancing your career, when education is allowed to erode, hope for the future is merely a pastel coloured dream and another election-day promise that can never come to fruition.

Yet education is not simply fine libraries and galleries but social graces and of particular concern to note, the art of conversation. While the ability to converse as never been greater with the advent of social media on the contrary it seems to be on the verge of extinction. From every corner of the online world, comments and posts are more of street corner vendors announcing their daily offerings or the ever present insightful quotation, proof positive of the brilliant thinking process associated with “cut and paste”.

The route to prosperity, a far cry from those focused on gasping for air in recovery, comes through all approaches to education. Investing in education is the one investment that will always reap large dividends and the only item you cannot go over budget.

This article was originally released at Helix World Media

Written by John Davies
©John Davies Worldwide Productions, 2011
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John Davies is available on his personal page on Facebook and Twitter.

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