Here's a very interesting post by John Moore about the financial value of a great brand. Interesting factoid: If Wal-Mart had Target's better brand reputation, Wal-Mart's share price would increase nearly five percent.
For more on brands, checkout Scot Herrick's take on how Al Gore rebuilt his personal brand by networking, articulating a unique selling proposition, recycling old ideas, and listening to his coaches.
We're half way through the year. Checkout Phil Gerbyshak's list of questions to ask yourself.
Life getting a bit complicated? Eduardo has ten steps to simplify things.
We've spoken here recently about vacations and doing personal work on company time. Slow Leadership weighs in with an essay on "Why getting away from work regularly is the best way to work better."
Are you focused on problems or solutions. Christine Kane thinks the latter is more effective. Read her story of a recent workshop she taught, that illustrates her point.
The iPhone. Everyone is talking about it. You know where to find it, so I'm not providing a link to the phone. But you might like to read these two different views of the "whole shebang:"
- Over on "get fresh minds," a blog I just learned about - and love so far - Katie Konrath says she loves the iPhone simply because it has spawned so much thought, opinion and noise. It's a game changer, she says. She offers a list of 21 intriguing questions raised by the iPhone.
- Mike Schaffner wonders if the biggest impact of the iPhone will be to change how we interact with computers generally.
And finally, do you make others unhappy? Take Gretchen Rubin's test to find out. If you answer yes to many of Gretchen's questions, what are you going to do about it?