“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”Taken from Olessia Smotrova-Taylor’s blog at OSTglobalsolutions.com
17 Jul2013Why Mistakes in Proposals Don’t Matter . . .and What Does Love this post from Matt Handel today.
“Good story. Just to let you know that I got a link to your story from Christian Dillstrom, the mobile and social media marketing master – so you must be doing a beautiful job.”Gee. This is really nice to hear. And “THANKS” to Christian Dillstrom too!
Here’s one of my favorite posts to which I just added animated video: http://www.1ricci.com/ideas/two-steps-for-change
Didn’t click on the link? Here’s the video to entice you to read the post: QUESTION: I don’t know if the correct way to refer folks to another post is to link to it as I do here, or whether one should refresh the copy and repost so it gets a new round of distribution. Some of you are more savvy than I am. Let me know what you’d suggest.
I’ll be speaking and moderating a workshop for SMPS in Pewaukee, Wisconsin on March 17. If you are in the area, you are welcome to join us! I’ll be telling stories and describing how we lifted firms from tough times. And the crowd at SMPS is always fun and full of good ideas they are willing to share. Registration is here: http://smpswisconsin.org/halfday.html
My compatriot, Fritz Grutzner of Brandgarten will be hosting the morning session, working on Branding. This is important because your reputation arrives well before the proposal, and some attention here will prevent you having the kind of problems proposal managers at Enron and Microsoft suffer(ed): Enron Vs. Microsoft by Laura Ricci