A great article on hiring the right people and nurturing their talents to create a passionate work culture that will last.

Better is Better.

I’ve been the fortunate recipient of a lot of great advice. From the classics such as “the early bird gets the worm” (it is true), to the golden rule: “treat others as you would have them treat you”, I cannot pick just one of the bits of life changing advice I’ve benefited from.

But I can tell you the most recent piece of valuable advice I have come across, and it came to me in 2009 via Bob O’Billovich, General Manager with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Bob credits a young Canadian Football League, www.cfl.ca, player with having taught it to him many years ago, but you’ll have to ask Bob that part of the story.

As you know, or should know, Bob is one of the most successful General Managers ever in the Canadian Football League, which is saying something in a league that features greats such as Ralph Sazio and Hugh Campbell.

Bob’s advice goes simply: “better is better”.

While it seems trite, it is very profound as it reminds us of an essential element of success, namely that success depends on continual improvement. No matter how good you are today, you and your team need to be better tomorrow.

Great humor is frequently based on pointing out a truth in an odd or amusing way.  Here’s one of my favorite Gary Larson “Far Side” cartoons that does exactly that.

Great humor is frequently based on pointing out a truth in an odd or amusing way.  Here’s one of my favorite Gary Larson “Far Side” cartoons that does exactly that.

A recent interview with NBC17 on starting a business that “goes against the grain”.

Here’s a video I just stumbled across that was filmed for a UK online business magazine back in 2008.  It is older, but the points are still highly relevant.

(Source: youtube.com)