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The Name the Ninth Contest: The Winners!

Thank you to everyone who helped us mark the 10th anniversary of the launch of the Eight Irresistible Principles of Fun that started it all, by creating a ninth principle of fun. (NOTE: Winners, if you haven’t yet, please mail … Continue reading

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Name the Ninth: The Eight Principles of Fun Contest

Can you believe it’s been almost 10 years since Box of Crayons launched The Eight Irresistible Principles of Fun? It was intended as a rallying cry to infuse our lives and our workplaces with fun. To celebrate its 10th anniversary, we … Continue reading

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Collaboration with a back beat

How fantastic is this video showing collaboration in action? But I suspect it’s not the performance itself that embodies collaboration. What we’re seeing is just the end result. Can you imagine what happened before this? How they worked out who … Continue reading

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How do you remember what really matters? (Here’s my new tool)

There’s all sorts of ways to “come back to the centre” and remember who you really are and what really matters. A list of your values, a statement of your Great Work Project, a trusted group of colleagues and friends, … Continue reading

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“Things are both more trivial than they ever where and more important than they ever were”

Mitch Joel writes one of the very best blogs around, and his weekly “six links worthy of your attention” is always on my “must read” list. He brought this video to my attention through that series. It’s Dennis Potter being … Continue reading

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One Billion Heartbeats

About three years ago, I wrote a piece called “How Many Day Do You Have Left?” In it, I talked about how all creatures are born with about a billion heartbeats to spare. In fact, my own (not so) imminent … Continue reading

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Our 10 prize winners from our Birthday Week

To celebrate 10 years of crazy goodness, we promised we’d give away ten Box of Crayons “kitchen sink” goodie packs Signed copies of Do More Great Work, End Malaria and Get Unstuck & Get Going DVDs of all our animated … Continue reading

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We’re 10 years old: the final gifts to you

The secrets of smart strategic planning from Charlie Gilkey (and me) Our next gift to you comes from my good friend Charlie Gilkey at Productive Flourishing.  They’re up to all sorts of great things there – they’ve just been running a … Continue reading

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We’re 10 years old: the 3rd gift to you (of 5)

Molly Gordon’s ebook Breaking the Habit of Fear Molly Gordon is another member of my mastermind group (The Brain Trust), and she is one of the loveliest, funniest, wisest people in my life.  She’s part punk, part Pema Chodron and … Continue reading

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