James Perry

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Theodore Roosevelt Motivational Posters | The Art of Manliness

If you’ve been reading this blog for awhile, you’ll know that we’re big fans of Theodore Roosevelt. No one preached the art of manliness more …

Best Movies to Watch: 100 Must See Movies | The Art of Manliness

For whatever reason (most likely the fact that viewing is easier than reading), films don’t seem to get the same kind of cultural respect as books …

If You Want To Go Fast, Go Alone. If You Want To Go Far, Go Together

Everyday, at 5:30 AM, 23-year-old entrepreneur Nathan Latka’s iPhone alarm goes off. Seconds later, he’s in the kitchen making breakfast. He puts the frying pan on the lower-right burner and turns the dial to 7. What happens next is completely unexpected.<p>He sprints to the bathroom and takes a 4-5 …

7 Ways to Boost Your Creativity

<i>Creativity can seem innate, but like many things, it is actually a delicate balance of nature and nurture. In other words, creative thinking can be</i> …

Creativity

How To Be An Optimist: 10 Habits That'll Help You Look On The Bright Side

It pays to have a sunny disposition.<p>Optimistic people have been shown to have healthier hearts, better stress-management tendencies and lower risk for stroke compared to their glass-half-empty-seeing counterparts.<p>Looking on the bright side is easier said than done, of course. Fortunately, there are …

How to network: 5 methods by top experts

They say networking is vital but nobody explains how to network<p>How to network is the real question. But first, in case you’re a doubter, some quick …

60 Small Ways to Improve Your Life in the Next 100 Days

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to make drastic changes in order to notice an improvement in the quality of your life. At the same time, …

Productivity

May 20, 1990: Advice on Life and Creative Integrity from Calvin and Hobbes Creator Bill Watterson

‘Tis the season for glorious life advice dispensed by cap-and-gown-clad elders to cap-and-gown-clad youngsters, emanating a halo effect of timeless wisdom the rest of us can absorb any day, at any stage of life. On May 20, 1990, <b>Bill Watterson</b>, creator of the beloved <b>Calvin and Hobbes</b> comic strip, …

Cut the bottom 10% of your clients to increase your profits

It is perhaps reasonable to see every single customer as a contributor to profit. As long as they are buying at a price higher than the raw cost of …

Small Business

SMEs owed £36bn in late payments

SMEs were owed more than £36bn in late payments last year, a parliamentary inquiry has revealed.<p>The inquiry was created to investigate the impact of …

Codes of Conduct

9 classic mistakes when presenting

These past ten years I seem to have spent a considerable amount of time helping professionals improve their ability to present – whether at an …

Public Speaking

observing #nature

How To Tell A New Employee 'Your Work Isn't Up To Par'

New employees aren’t the only ones who dread being called into the boss’ office (and not in a good way) for the first time. It’s also stressful for you, the manager, when a new staffer’s work isn’t quite up to par.<p>You know it’s not enough to say, “Do better next time”—but what, exactly, do you say? …

The 6 People You Need in Your Corner

Nothing incredible is accomplished alone. You need others to help you, and you need to help others. With the right team, you can form a web of connections to make the seemingly impossible practically inevitable.<p><b>The Instigator:</b><p>Someone who pushes you, who makes you think. Who motivates you to get up …