"you are always fully compensated for whatever you do, positive or negative. If you wish to increase the quantity of your rewards, you must first increase the quality and quantity of your service. Entrepreneurs, executives, professionals, sales people work on average, 59 hours per week for many years to become successful. Then everyone tells them how ‘lucky' they are."
Professor Cal Newport presents an argument for deep, concentrated work. He states that the most valuable work comes from full focus and in society today, people face more distractions and pressures that lead them to shallow work.
His following four key rules are there to help you to embrace work and become more productive.
4 Rules to help you embrace work:
1. Deep work involves periods of deliberate practice. At such times, you focus on the specific skill you’re trying to develop and you don’t switch among tasks. Deliberate practice calls for “uninterrupted concentration.”
2. People in today’s world suffer an addiction to distraction....
Part Four in our C*SR series: “If you have something to give, give it now" - Mark Bezos
We are passionate about the work of not for profit and social businesses. We are passionate about the difference that they can make in the World.
We want to accelerate that difference by bringing them in daily contact with the corporate world and successful business leaders. We want to provide them with business guides and mentors that can provide them with the direction that they need.
Our Hub Leaders
Are successful CEOs or entrepreneurs
Work with the CEOs of 4 to 6 not for profit businesses drawn from the...
Travel industry pioneer Thomas Cook started his career as a preacher, though after he married, he could no longer afford this path and so made a business as a wood turner, whilst remaining a strict Baptist.
His career in travel began in 1841, when he approached the secretary of the Midland Railway Company proposing a special train to carry a group of church supporters from Leicester to a meeting in Loughborough. This was believed this was the first advertised ‘trip’ of its kind.
He made travel accessible for the working class
On 5th July, the train carried 500 passengers the distance of 12...
Our next pioneer is Louis Pasteur, who's vaccines have saved more lives than any other. His scientific accomplishments and breakthroughs earned him France's highest decoration, the ‘Legion of Honour’ and consequently there are multiple institutes, hospitals, schools and buildings named after him because of the difference his work has made to modern pharmaceuticals.
He used process thinking to build his legacy
Following his education, Pasteur became a Professor of Chemistry at the University of Lille, where he was asked to help solve problems a local distillery had with alcohol production. He studied various aspects of fermentation, making a number of discoveries about...