Peter Cook leads Thought Leaders Global. He is passionate about helping people get more money, more time and more meaning. In this show we dig into the DNA of thought leadership, and how we might achieve thought leadership as an individual or as a business leader.
A master business coach, a serial entrepreneur, a best-selling author, a mentor and a highly sought after presenter, Peter has over 15 years experience as a consultant and business coach working with hundreds of businesses from one-man startups to some of the biggest companies in the world. He runs programs across the world to help thought leaders, business leaders and everyday people achieve business and financial mastery.
Many of us have been in a situation where you check into a flight, only to find the seat you’ve got is a dud. Now, developed in Southern California is Seateroo, a seat swapper app that lets you swap your seat on commercial airlines with another passenger.
Most low cost domestic airlines will not allow you to change your seat allocation, but IOS app Seateroo circumvents that by allowing you to change your seat with somebody else in the plane, directly. Obviously there is always a risk that you may end up in a less desirable seat than you had in the first place! You can also request payment for your seat via electronic payments with Seateroo taking 15% of the negotiated price.
Interesting concept that we should take on board not only for the convenience as per the story at hand, but also in terms of thinking about our own customers or clients and if they started to take control of the buying cycle.
Many of us coffee lovers appreciate a bit of art from the barista on top of our cappucino or latte. But it’s not that easy for most of us. Rest assured you are now going to be the envy of your neighbours with the Ripple Maker latte art machine.
The Ripple Maker is a full coffee machine using pods that places small drops on the foam once made, to allow the machine to intricately design detailed art in just seconds. The machine automatically recognises and adjusts the height and width of your cup and has a large LCD touch screen so you can pick out your desired design.
Though it's only available for commercial use at the moment, we're sure it won't be long before early adopters will be lining up for a home version.
New Years already seems like a blur. Many resolutions have gone by the wayside already and most of us are back into our working week. In 2016 are you in control of your to do list or is someone else controlling your day?
Venture Capital superstar Chris Sacca, said recently on a podcast, that you need to take control of your to do list so that you are doing the things that will move you towards your dreams and goals. In most cases, if you’re not planned for the day ahead, you allow other people to steal your time, force you to overcommit and take your focus away from what’s important for you.
One key step that can help is each night before you retire to count zzz’s, ensure that you are very clear in your mind what one thing you need to do the next day for yourself, your business, your family, your health, whatever it may be, that will move you towards your dreams. The next morning, as part of your morning ritual, look at your to-list and ensure that what's on the list moves you towards your dreams.
In the absence of having a true understanding of what’s important for you, and clearly articulating it, you will inevitably allow others to swamp you with their own to-do lists and your own dreams will get further and further away.
Anyone who lives in an area of snow and below zero temperatures will be familiar with 'black ice'. That time when the bitumen is covered with ice and the roads become undriveable, unbearable and very dangerous. Each year many vehicles and trucks end up on their side, in an embankment after sliding on black ice.
Now a team from Turkey's Koc University have developed a salt-embedded road that could keep roads from freezing and take away the danger of black ice. The material is a combination of bitumen, a major component of asphalt, salt potassium formate and polymer styrene-butadiene-styrene. This product apparently slows down the formation of ice by releasing de-iced salt for a period of 2 months. This is a fantastic breakthrough in the innovation of roads and we hope they’re able to bring it to life for a more sustainable product that will last for years.
Data, when used correctly, can open up true insights. Crowd-Sourcing has become a massive tool to enable us to access data, assistance, help or a sale. Smartfin is an attachment that sits on your surfboard like a regular fin but comes with data acquisition functionality. Essentially by crowd sourcing information from the ocean via the fin of your surfboard, technology experts can use everyday surfers to gain more knowledge about what’s going on in our vast oceans.
The fin is equipped with sensors that monitor sea salinity, acidity levels, temperature and wave motion and can be a wonderful acquisition to help with understanding coastal ecosystem factors that can be affected by climate change. It's easy to use, uploads to your Bluetooth phone once you return to the beach and sync up with the Smartfin cloud. Pretty cool concept and we’re going to see more of this sort of crowd sourcing data analytics as this industry moves forward and it’s making use of people and resources that are there but aren’t being utilised.
Sue Langley is a speaker, master trainer, global business consultant, researcher and leading advisor on the practical workplace applications of neuroscience, emotional intelligence and positive psychology. Sue has used her gift for synthesising science into simple, practical tools anyone can use to teach thousands of business leaders, HR professionals and consultants how to harness the brain’s potential. Sue works with top organisations such as Oracle, Schneider Electric and Wesfarmers to build positive workplace cultures, emotionally intelligent leaders and high performing teams. In this show we learn about the power that comes with being a leader who is emotionally intelligent.
There’s always a lot of talk about couples, particularly parents, making it a priority to set date nights where they can get away together, share and have no distractions or need for multi tasking.
Similarly, I recently listened to a podcast around having a date night with yourself. Essentially taking the same priority that you place on you and your partner but instead focussing on yourself. A quiet time for reflection, a hobby, to draw, exercise your creative spirit or simply recharge with a massage, meditation or yoga.
Unfortunately these days if an appointment is not in our diary it quickly gets overtaken by meetings, chores, media distractions or confusion about what’s next. However when it’s set in your dairy it seems to find it’s way to the top of the priority list.
So this year, whether it be each day, each week or at least each month, make a date with yourself where you can have guilt-free time to sit, ponder, reflect, think, draw, write or self indulge in a spa treatment. What you do with the time is up to you. The important thing is to spend time with yourself where you are in the headspace, relaxed, chilled and contemplative.
For the person who has everything and for the red neck who’s dreamed of making their own moonshine, the Tabletop Moonshine Still is the perfect present and a great piece of design art. Made of beautiful stainless steel that's used in premium cookware, your brew is kept safe and you’ll be cranking out the nectar of the gods into mason jars before you know it. Available from Amazon (though currently out of stock) we think this is the perfect gift for the person who has everything.
There are many of us who don’t like the dentist and avoid it like the plague. Well here’s something that may relieve the tension and all you need to do is eat an apple! The Dentapple is a Fuji apple with a QR code sticker that when scanned, links to an associated app. All you need to do it take four bites of the apple, take pictures of the bite marks, upload them to the app, then answer a short questionnaire about the quality of your gums. Within a day you’ll receive a free dental report from a qualified dental hygienist.
Only available in Japan, I'm sure for many it's a very attractive alternative to visiting the actual dentist, but the Apple Association cautions that it isn't meant as a replacement for a full dental assessment. This could be the start of something great.