Great question. I think businesses should be skeptical, lot of bad ones out there. If a consultant (or consulting company) can’t justify the value they will provide, then you shouldn’t hire them. And not every business needs a consultant, but you never know until you talk to one.
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I’m a big fan of self education and these videos shared by a friend on Facebook were very enlightening. I think you can learn a lot from them. There’s four videos (they’re actually just audio on Youtube), roughly 10 minutes each. I know, long hey? Sorry. But it’s roughly the same length as your TV favorite show, weird.
And you’re going to learn a lot about your mind. Let me know what you think (haha! Not literally).
Doubling Your Brain Power (Part 1 of 4)
Episode 14 – A Website Overnight With NorthWorks.ca
Live from Smitty’s in the Golden Mile, I talk to Brandon Wu about his company and how he got his start.
“Our kids are going to be ruined! All they do is text, Facebook and Youtube all day.” “This generation is growing up to be stupid!”. “Whatever happened to talking in person and going an hour without checking your cell phone?”.
How Is a Bad Radio Station Like Our Public-School System? (A Freakonomics Podcast Encore)
The Freakonomics Radio Podcast is one of my favorites by far (subscribe here on iTunes). The show’s about Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner exploring the “hidden side of everything”. Along the same lines of their two wildly popular books, Freakonomics and Superfreakonomics (I highly recommend reading both).