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How to make a million from art assets

Buying Art – for the financially rational minded Above all, art is a personal choice. For those who want to know the best time to buy, this article…

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Art to Lift the Soul – Why buy art?

People ask ‘why buy art?’ It’s simple. Does it speak to you inside? For example: My burnt out soul needed art for how it helped me feel. I…

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7 things I learned about creativity, leadership and results as TEDxArtist-in-Residence

It began with a problem. Or as the Chinese would say, an opportunity. Read on for the behind the scenes story, for the bullets, see the end. Behind…

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7 Meta-Trends Defining Your Business

How many are you dealing with? Death and taxes are highly certain. The meta-trends redefining our world are certain, the rest is uncertain. Can we drop the false…

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When to pay attention to the background?

With the volatility of presidential announcements and a strong feeling of ‘what is the new world order?’ it’s very easy to ignore things going on in the background….

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FINTECH: the Art of Money

The link between money and art is obvious in Italy. Money is an artwork. Stay with me for a moment. This is a human not a technical question….

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The Money Thing

The million triggered something. What is money and meaning in the well lived life? A million dollars can be… A book sized block of gold or meals for…

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How to Buy Right-For-You Art

Art is about Feelings. ‘When will you marry’, Gauguin asks as he paints. An investor paid $300 million for these Tahitian beauties in 2015. He cared alot. What…

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New Eyes: The Human Side of Change Leadership

New Eyes offers leading edge thinking about leadership and change. The ideas are fresh, challenging and grounded in reality.               Amazon Most…

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Published in MIS Asia – Failing to assess the costs of failure

MIS Asia Featured Blog:  Failing to assess the costs of failure Projects are investments, yet are they assessed as such? A single project is either performing or not….

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Published in CIO Asia – Enter the Dragon: The year of project success

Gong Xi Fa Cai! In these first weeks of the Chinese New Year (western New Year has past, Thai and the rest of the Mekong will celebrate theirs…

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The Asian Banker- Preventing IT projects from failing requires the courage to make hard decisions

The Asian Banker June 2011 (print edition), June 14 (online edition)… Joanne Flinn, author of “The Success Healthcheck for IT Projects”, feels that the cost of failure of…

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Published in MIS Asia – Was it good for you, honey?

How do we really measure customer satisfaction? ~ on IT projects! Clearly not, I deduced as this particular person marched off. The waiter stood there looking perplexed. It…

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Published in MIS Asia – What is the body count?

We count cost to life and limb on a building project yet strangely not on IT projects I was walking past the Marina Sands site in Singapore on…

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Published in MIS Asia – ‘You don’t want it to work’ he said

‘You aren’t really trying’, ‘I don’t know why I bother!’ ~ the relationship was deteriorating. How often have you seen IT (or other projects) deteriorate as a result of differences in intent between various parts of the business, customers and IT?

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Published in MIS Asia – Will you marry me?…

‘Will you marry me?’ I asked as we finished our dinner. He’d cooked, I’d enjoyed. ‘Go for it’ I’d been encouraged, ‘but don’t be surprised if …’ The ultimate complex long-term personal project, marriage seems to have more success than business-IT projects: 15 per cent are in dire shape, 51 per cent are challenged. Few are real stars. The question: how

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The Success HealthCheck for IT Projects

The Book. Wiley 2010. Forthcoming. The Success Healthcheck for IT Projects is a practical real life based approach for executives and IT project managers who are committed to…