Monthly Archives: January 2016

Savvy Saturday January 30, 2016

“Looking from afar – from present to past, from exile to homeland, from island back to mainland, mountain-top at lowland – results not in vision’s diffusion but in its sharpening; not in memory’s dispersal but in its plenishment.”

― Robert Macfarlane, Landmarks

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Right Brain, Left Brain

Steve Jobs believed the best way to add value in the 21st Century was to connect creativity with technology. And it makes sense…

Technology helps a process move to the next level. We tend to think of technology in terms of software or hardware or advances in technology…but technology is application of science (and engineering) for practical purposes.

In Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs he states:

Apple developed not merely modest product advances based on focus groups but whole new devices and services that consumers did not yet know they needed.

One of my favorite lines relating to business that I have used with some of my clients is:

How do you expect to think differently if you read the same books everyone else is reading?

So here is the crux of this post today – great leaders connect right brain and left brain. Creativity and technology. Art and business. Dreaming and planning. Out of box thinking grounded in real life actions. People and data. My favorite management thinker, Peter Drucker, would wholeheartedly agree.

 

 

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New Year, New Day

It’s 6:45 a.m. and I am in the office. There is a cool calm in the morning before the rush of activity. There is a peace that comes with knowing the whole day is before you and what happened yesterday, happened yesterday.

A similar feeling is enjoyed at the beginning of a new year – a sense of new beginnings, new dreams, new projects combined with the wisdom of yesteryear.

This blog – since it was conceived over 3 years ago – was a platform for my consulting business, Hipona Consulting. It has turned into a place to express business endeavors, learnings from key projects and weekly inspiration in the form of quotes and photography.

This blog will continue. It may take a new form – as a new year takes form and the morning sun burns on the horizon – but it will continue.

A wise woman – my sister Dr. Leah Clark – told me some time ago that consistency is key in blogging. I cannot agree more! Therefore, weekly posts will continue as I share the journey of Hipona Consulting and the challenges (and opportunities!) that come with doing business in Latin America, a women exploring leadership excellence (in the form of corporate governance and organizational leaders) and being an entrepreneur in an unforgiving world.

A new day. A new year. Happy 2016. May the writing and exploration begin!

EMC

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