Renaissance for LEADERS

Peak Performance Resources for Leaders by Leaders

Author: Andrew John Harrison (Page 1 of 25)

Why Do Smart People Make Dumb Mistakes?

In Love in Paris

See you in Paris at the GOLDZONE Relationship Week in 2018?

Consumer Price Index 1775 to 2012

Big Mac Index 2017

The Big Mac Index is published by The Economist as an informal and light-hearted way of measuring the purchasing power parity (PPP) between two currencies and provides a rule of thumb to see the relative cost of the same item in different countries.

If you want to buy a Big Mac, look how much it is in Switzerland compared to Egypt. How to use this? Think of retirement. If you are in the US with $1 take it to Egypt and it goes 3.5 times as far ($1 in the US is like $3.5 in Egypt).

Statistic: Global prices for a Big Mac in January 2017, by country (in U.S. dollars) | Statista

Global Inflation Rate 2010 to 2020

Based on the global inflation rate from 2010 to 2020, $1 in 2010 will be worth $.69 in 2020.

The below data is from the IMF, statista.

Statistic: Global inflation rate from 2010 to 2020 (compared to previous year) | Statista

When Is The Best Time To Visit Thailand?

We love organizing educational and expansive experiences in Thailand! My first visit was in 1989. Wow, have things changed since then!

When is the best time to go to Thailand? When you are hungry. When you are bored. When you need a friend. When you are lonely. When you are tired. When you need a change of pace. When you need an updraft. GOLDZONE + Thailand = MAGIC. Now is the best time, RIGHT NOW!

We look forward to seeing you at your next GOLDZONE Experience in Thailand!

 

Can You Buy More Time?

Money can buy you a lot of things and experiences including education, opportunities, freedom, comfort, the necessities of life, luxuries, etc.

Some say money can’t buy you happiness and love. I say it can, to a point. Try being poor and see how you like it.

If you are a nasty person who is very unattractive on the inside, money can buy you the appearance of love, and someone to spend your time with who is a real beauty.

Studies show that beyond a minimum amount of money to meet your minimum needs for food, clothing, shelter, entertainment, education and some leisure time, money’s utility to make us happy diminishes. What money can buy you is control over your time. From that point on you are free to choose how you spend your time. If you are like most people in Richland, living in the Rat Race you suffer from Time Poverty.

The real luxury in life is the time do what you want with the people you love.

Know Your Money Nomenclature!

If you were an architect or a doctor, you would know the nomenclature of architecture or medicine. If you are not a doctor, you would pick up some of the terminologies of medicine from your family doctor, the media or friends, however, you wouldn’t have a full command of it unless you were very interested and committed to years of study. Even within the field of medicine, there are specialties that have their own terminologies. Yikes!

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Unfamiliar Word or Term?

Misunderstood words have an enormous impact on our comprehension of a subject. Many of us feel stupid when we encounter a word we do not understand or cannot pronounce.

In order to become a Master of any subject area requires that we develop an in-depth understanding of the nomenclature of that particular field.

The solution to this is to be conscious of our stuck attention and any words that make us feel dumb or ignorant and to look them up in a good dictionary or this sites Glossary.

The Anticipatory Leader: Principles to Make the World Work

Fuller’s Leadership Principles:

  1. Think comprehensively.
  2. Anticipate the future.
  3. Respect gestation rates.
  4. Envision the best possible future.
  5. Be a “trim tab”—an individual who can initiate big changes.
  6. Take individual initiative.
  7. Ask the obvious and naive questions.
  8. Do more with less.
  9. Seek to reform the environment, not man.
  10. Solve problems through action.

Man knows so much and does so little.

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