Issue 39 | 31 May 2019
The Melting Pot
There’s a reason why I rate the Rockefeller Habits.  I’ve seen first-hand the difference they make to businesses.  It’s no exaggeration to say they changed my life.

The Rockefeller Habits were instrumental in the stratospheric growth of Rackspace, taking the company from zero to £26m in only five years in the UK.  At the time I was MD, working alongside the Chairman, Graham Weston. He’d been on the original MIT programme ‘Birthing of Giants’ presented by Verne Harnish and introduced the Rockefeller Habits as his preferred execution framework for scaling up.
From hacker to neuroscientist: how we make choices

This week's guest is Professor Moran Cerf, a neuroscientist and business professor at the Kellogg School of Management and the neuroscience program at Northwestern University. His current focus is how we can use the brain to leverage better business opportunities. He is currently teaching MBA students how to change behaviour, how marketing works and how people think and make decisions. He is a firm believer that social engagements are more powerful than the addictive lure of drugs or our devices, and his goal is to make the world a more optimistic place.
Profit, money, shareholders: these are the priorities of most companies today. But at what cost? In an appeal to corporate leaders worldwide, Chobani founder Hamdi Ulukaya calls for an end to the business playbook of the past -- and shares his vision for a new, "anti-CEO playbook" that prioritizes people over profits. "This is the difference between profit and true wealth," he says.
From comedian, UFC commentator and TV host, Joe Rogan. "The Joe Rogan Experience" is a long form, in-depth conversation with the best guests from the comedy world, the sports world, the science world and everything between. One of the most popular comedy podcasts, this show has something for everyone.
How People Analytics Can Change an Organization
Increasingly, HR departments are becoming people analytics departments. More than 70% of companies now say they consider people analytics to be a high priority, according to Harvard Business Review. Firms in nearly all industries are exploring how data can be applied to improve recruiting, hiring, training and development, performance management, and more.
Diversifying the high-tech talent pool
As a young entrepreneur, Nina Vaca was never one to turn down a rubber-chicken dinner — as long as it was for a good cause. The founder, chair, and CEO of the Dallas-based workforce solutions provider Pinnacle Group used to finagle as many invitations as she could to listen to keynote speeches by the best business and leadership minds. One particular luncheon in 2001, however, stands out. An elegantly coiffed Latina woman, dressed impeccably in a black St. John suit, walked up to the podium. She was Rosario Marin, the United States treasurer appointed by the George W. Bush administration. It was the first time Vaca had seen someone who looked like her in a position of such influence.
Science confirms it - people are not pets
The field of social psychology is sometimes accused of doing no more than ratifying common sense, so it’s worth paying attention when its findings are genuinely surprising. Case in point: the discovery that when we are rewarded for doing something, we tend to lose interest in whatever we had to do to get the reward.
Getting Naked: A Business Fable About Shedding The Three Fears That Sabotage Client Loyalty by Patrick Lencioni
Another extraordinary business fable from the New York Times bestselling author Patrick Lencioni.
Written in the same dynamic style as his previous bestsellers including The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Lencioni illustrates the principles of inspiring client loyalty through a fascinating business fable. He explains the theory of vulnerability in depth and presents concrete steps for putting it to work in any organization. 
The New Rules of Marketing and PR: How to Use Social Media, Online Video, Mobile Applications, Blogs, News Releases, and Viral Marketing to Reach Buyers Directly
This is an international bestseller with more than 350,000 copies sold in over twenty–five languages. It offers a step–by–step action plan for harnessing the power of modern marketing and PR to directly communicate with buyers, raise visibility, and increase sales. This practical guide is written for marketing professionals, PR professionals, and entrepreneurs who want to grow their businesses and create success.
3rd & 4th June 2019 - Somerset Entrepreneur Bootcamp

Got an innovative business - or an ingenious idea for one? Your journey to business success could begin now! Join us at Yeovil Innovation Centre for a FREE two day event for budding entrepreneurs and be inspired to be the best that you can be.

4th June 2019 - Regenerate South Conference, Winchester

This is a fantastic opportunity for potential investors, developers, agents and consultants to debate the ambitions for the Central South region, ensuring that we retain competitiveness and productivity into the future.

20th June 2019 - The Future is Flexible, London

What does the future look like? How will factors such as the Economic Clock, Mergers and Acquisitions, the 4th Industrial Revolution and Skills Shortages provide challenges and opportunities for your organisation over the next 5 years? Join us for this breakfast event to not only get an insight into the near future but to get actionable and practical strategies on how your business can be prepared for and benefit from this changing future.

20th June 2019 - Attention! Digital Marketing Summit, Bournemouth

Attention! is a conference where more than 200 digital marketing professionals come together to enjoy a full day (from 9am-5pm) of industry speakers, workshops, seminars and networking. Don't miss the chance to stay ahead of the game with all the latest industry topics and digital marketing tactics.

27th June 2019 - The Learning Collective, The Art of Tricky Conversations,  London

For all those who want to build the confidence to have the conversations that matter.
Creating a brilliant team involves having good conversations – some may be easy, but some may feel a little tough. By putting high performance at the heart of every conversation, discussions become easier and change rapidly follows. 

10th July 2019 - Scaling Up Business Workshop, London

Join Alan Miltz author of MyCashflow Story and Neale Lewis, certified Gazelles International coach on a powerful one day Scaling Up masterclass

29th - 30th January 2020 - Velocity², Create and Manage Growth at Scale, London

Velocity² brings together the founders and executive teams of leading scaleups, investors and experts from across Europe for two days of business growth inspiration. 
Dominic Monkhouse
Dominic offers business coaching and management development, strategy planning and organisational change, using tried and tested methods to launch your organisation onto an unparalleled growth trajectory. His programme is a function of his broad experience, his deep expertise and a proven process used by over 2,700 firms
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