Adam is a social media commentator on 2UE and he tweets as @Franklin_Adam. His marketing blog Bluewire Media has been in Australia's 'Top 20 Business Blogs' for 4 years and he is a regular contributor to Startup Smart.
Posted on 30 March, 2013 by No CommentsThe lizard brain, the resistance, the voice in your head that you wrestle with as you contemplate bigger things. Seth Godin has called this the ‘lizard brain’ and labels it dangerous because it traps you in your comfort zone. In Ch 49 of Seth’s latest book The […] |Posted on 6 February, 2013 by No CommentsYour core values can typically be discovered and defined once your team has reached the size of about 3-5 people. If your team is larger, that’s OK too, just focus on your best people – the ones you would enthusiastically rehire. Examine the qualities of your best people and […] |Posted on 25 January, 2013 by 1 CommentHaving just finished What Got Your Here Won’t Get You There by Marshall Goldsmith, I was most thrilled with literally the last two pages of the book. Here he reveal the reasons why your team will or won’t leave your organisation. It is based on […] |Posted on 5 August, 2012 by No CommentsThe Leadership Summit in Atlanta, was billed as Jim Collins‘ last public keynote before he went into the public or military sector, and since I had a speaking engagement in Hawaii two days beforehand, it was perfect timing to attend. Here’s what I learned from […] |Posted on 17 May, 2012 by No CommentsAt Liz Wismean’s Multipliers Summit in San Francisco, we finished the day with a trip to the office of kids’ retailer Gymbaree. We had the privilege to meet their CEO Matt McCauley who at 33 became the youngest CEO in the company’s history and is one […] |Posted on 22 April, 2012 by No CommentsFor the first four years my business partner Toby and I shared the same title. We were both the (barely) Managing Directors. We were barely managing because we had no obvious division of duties. It was confusing us internally and didn’t differentiate us publicly. […] |Posted on 1 March, 2012 by No CommentsTwo books are mandatory reading reading at Tony Hsieh’s phenomenal company Zappos.com. 1. Good to Great 2. Tribal Leadership Most business owners have read Jim Collins’ classic Good to Great but I hadn’t heard of Dave Logan’s Tribal Leadership until recently. Tribal Leadership overview The authors describes tribes as comprising […] |Posted on 2 February, 2012 by No CommentsPatrick Lencioni is an author that Verne Harnish recommends so I started with the book Death by Meeting – a leadership fable about solving the most painful problem in the world. The book is about providing business owners, managers and CEOs the tools they need to perform in their most important […] |Posted on 22 December, 2011 by No Comments‘A book so important we refuse to charge for it.” That was written on the price tag of Julien Smith‘s book The Flinch which is a free download for Amazon Kindle. And it intrigued me enough to download it. [To be honest I would’ve bought it since Julien had […] |Posted on 18 May, 2011 by No Comments#1. How can changing 3 words send sales skywards? ANSWER: At the end of the blog post. #2. How come ‘what motivates me” is the WRONG approach for marketers? ANSWER: Half way down #3. Why must you get someone else to introduce you? ANSWER: First […] |