Entries by Johann Savalle

Colin Powell’s 13 rules of leadership [REF]

“It ain’t as bad as you think. It will look better in the morning.” “Get mad, then get over it.” “Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your position falls, your ego goes with it.” “It can be done.” “Be careful what you choose: You may get it.” “Don’t let adverse […]

So you want to change the world? Change how you communicate

Communication is at the heart of human relationships. Human relationships is what allow us to build a common future. If you want to change this common future you need to learn how to communicate about the future you want and why it should matter to others humans. If they know why it matters, they will […]


Laziness is unconscious incompetence

I stumbled upon this video the other day. Some ex navy seal guy, they do army-style training programs for people who like to get their butt kicked. But also, they happen to have very good content on psychology of motivation (which actually make sense given what they do as a job.) The following video is […]

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The Resistance

The resistance is some phenomenon well known of creative people, entrepreneurs and anybody trying to make something different and/or new happen – to some extent it is like a force of nature that manifest itself against our will to improve, our desire to advance. The resistance is the dark side of the force, here to maintain […]


What happens when people sign up for your stuff

  So you have this book that you wrote. This newsletter you so carefully crafted. This course you designed with attention and love. …. You are ready for launch. The world is waiting for you …. …. well …. NOPE. No one is waiting for you. Not even the people who registered for (tick the right […]


Design like you care

Design is at the core of everything you do. The piece of hardware you are using to read this post has been designed. The website you read is the result of a design process.   Design is about creating the experience that will allow your audience to enjoy from what you want to give them. […]


NGO biz dev tip of the day

Hi there! A quick tip today for NGO’s : We live in a world with tight interconnections. It means that your cause, whatever it is you are rooting for – from handicap to poverty to your local social community service – chances are that people who don’t care for your cause are actually caring for […]

Let’s be blunt

You don’t know me and I don’t know you. However you are still reading. There might be something you expect to get from reading me. It’s ok, I am cool with that.   That’s why I am writing for. I want to provide you value. One day, we might be doing business together, or we […]

The org. chart of a dying organisation

If this look like the org. chart of the place you work at, you might want to consider thinking to go somewhere else.   No organisation ever started to end up like this, but it usually happen when you do not ingrain a culture of learning into your people and your organisation. This happen when […]


The 1 thing you need to make your marketing work

Patience. Grit. Perseverance. Borderline Stubbornness. <sidenote> Successful Startup founder are usually painted as stubborn asshole who don’t want to hear anyone else advice. While some are like that (anyone can be a startup founder, especially these days) the one who succeed are not usually stubborn, but they have grit, they do not give up easily. […]