Ron Spencer III

10 Flips | 3 Magazines | 5 Likes | 9 Following | 2 Followers | @ronspencer | Former Demolition Man born and raised in Southern California, moved to Bermuda to raise my 2 boys w my amazing wife of 19+ yrs.  Island life has turned me into a Tourist Whisperer, Island Trader and Social Good Giver! #livelikeyouareonvacation #spreadsocialgood

Why 'Why Buddhism Is True' Is True

Here is one thing author Robert Wright and I agree on when it comes to Buddhist meditation: It's really, really boring.<p>At least, it's boring in the beginning. But there is another thing we agree on, too. That <i>initial</i> meditative boredom is actually a door. It's an opening that can lead us to …

Meditation

If a Customer Says Your Product or Service Is Too Expensive, This Is What You Should Say

It's fairly simple, once you break it down.<p>There is a big difference between selling your cost versus selling your value.<p>Companies that sell on cost comparison end up losing in the end. It's very difficult to build a profitable and sustainable company when your primary strategy is to undercut the …

20 Genuine Gestures That Will Boost Your Business and Cost You Nothing

How do you spread the word about what a great business you have?<p>It's hard for many of us to imagine a time without TV. It's even getting harder to remember a time without cell phones and tablets and personal computers--in short, the constant connectivity has changed marketing forever. And now we're …

How to become Italian, or at least stay in Italy forever

No matter where you're from, if you're looking to stay in Italy forever, you might want to consider either getting a permanent residency permit or …

95 Business Books for People Who Dream Big

After some requests for “further reading” on a variety of management concepts, my coworker Rebecca Corliss put together some internal …

Self-improvement

This simple trick can free up a ton of storage on your iPhone

Some popular ways include using Google Photo's free, unlimited cloud storage for photos and streaming music.<p>We've even seen a strange, roundabout way where you have to "pretend" that you're about to rent a movie, even when you don't have enough space for it.<p>The method I'm talking about here is to …

Mobile Technology

Instagram Shuts Down Access From Other Apps

Facebook’s ongoing efforts to keep users within their own walled garden will soon result in the elimination of Instagram from third party apps, including Flipboard. On June 1, Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, will stop allowing many third parties to access the images in its feeds. If you have …

Social Media

Want to Be Happier? Science Says Do These 11 Things Every Single Day

Try them. They work. (If you can't trust science, what can you trust?)<p>Obviously, we all want to be happier. But there's another reason to wish to be more lighthearted and content: Happiness is definitely a result, but happiness is also a driver.<p>While I'm definitely into finding ways to improve …

Happiness

5 Truths All Great Bosses Know

Some iconoclastic observations about what actually works when you're in the corner suite.<p>In the process of researching a few of my books, I've interviewed and discussed business challenges with hundreds of successful bosses, from big company CEOs to small town entrepreneurs. Here are five …

5 Incredibly Effective Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder

Small changes. Big results.<p>Regular readers know I definitely believe in the power of hard work. As Jimmy Spithill, skipper of Team Oracle USA, says, "Rarely have I seen a situation where doing less than the other guy is a good strategy."<p>But we can all work smarter, too. And clearly we all want to, …